There is something special about this gemstone. It's as if the power of this crystal stirs the soul like the heart of spring, it symbolized hope and the future, renewal, and growth. It is a seeker of love and a revealer of truth.
Emerald is also a stone of great vision and intuition, associated with the eyes and sight. It is a stone of wisdom, enhancing memory and increasing mental clarity. It combines intelligence with discernment and brings to the conscious mind what is unconsciously known. Emerald also increases focus and intent, activating psychic abilities and opening clairvoyance. Traditionally it was used as a protection.
- Emerald is the gemstone that represents the energy patterns of the Heart Chakra.
- The Emerald can help us understand our own needs and emotions clearly.
- Emerald teaches us to love and compassion in daily life and relationships and to be open to receive love from others.
- A strong and open heart also allows universal blessings to flow into one’s life. Emerald stimulates not only the hope of wealth in material possessions and financial standing but allows one to experience true abundance beyond mere wealth.
- It is the birthstone of May
- The gemstone of the 20,35, 55 anniversary, so you will get it a few times during your anniversary and every time in different pieces - lucky you.
The Emerald is one of the four “precious” gemstones that include Diamond, Ruby, and Sapphire, and it is the green variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral colored by trace amounts of chromium. Most emeralds have inclusions and it's beautiful to see them.
Some general information-source, name......."Emerald has been a source of fascination and reverence in many cultures for over six thousand years, sold in the markets of Babylon. It was a stone worshipped by the Incas, believed by the Chaldeans to contain a goddess, and was highly honored in all major religions for its spiritual power and beauty. Emerald was considered a symbol of eternal life in ancient Egypt, a gift of Thoth, the god of wisdom, and was a favorite jewel of Queen Cleopatra. Emeralds were also talismans of Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, and the moguls of India.
According to Indian lore, the name Emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as Marakata, meaning “the green of growing things.” The term we use today is believed to derive from an ancient Persian word that translated to the Greek as Smaragdus, meaning “greenstone,” the term used in antiquity and referred to a number of other green stones. Over time the Old French or Vulgar Latin versions, Esmaraldus became the current name, Emerald
It's a lucky stone for love. Give your lover an emerald to stay faithful. You can find Emeralds in Colombia, Brazil, India, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. An emerald of the right shade of green can be more valuable than a diamond.