The Stone of Successful Love
Emerald derives it’s glorious green color from the presence of chromium and vanadium. Emeralds are rarely flawless, therefore stones are often enhanced by oiling them to hide the imperfects. As well, the step cut (or emerald cut) is used to maximize the stone.
Ancient mythology teaches us that the Emerald was associated with the Mercury, who was known to be the messengers of the gods, and of travel. It thus makes perfect sense that the Emerald is commonly referred to as the Travelers Protection Stone.
A lesser known “odd” fact of the Emerald is that when subjected to heat, it will actually sweat or expel water. Ancient writings speak of this extraordinary phenomenon.
Scientific Gemstone Properties
Mohs Hardness of 7 -8 with a hexagonal crystal structure
Chemically, Emerald is a beryllium-aluminum silicate whose color is due to small quantities of chromium compounds. The Emerald is the green member of the Beryl Clan; sibling to Aquamarine (teal), Morganite (pink), Golden Beryl (yellow) and Heliodor (yellow green) as well as Bixbite (red) which is much more rare than the others.
Emeralds have been mined for over The finest emeralds are found in South America and Colombia, where they have been mined for over 400 years. The gem was a favorite in pre-Columbian Mexico and Peru, where it was cut in intricate designs. The treasure taken back to Spain by early explorers included Emeralds.
Good Emeralds are the most highly valued of gem stones. India, Zimbabwe, and Australia are minor sources of the natural stones. Synthetic emeralds are also manufactured in Germany, France, and the United States. The Oriental emerald, a different gem, is the transparent green variety of Corundum.
Metaphysical Gemstone Properties
Healing Gemstone Properties
Emeralds will aid one in recovery after an infectious illness, treating the sinuses, lungs, and muscles. Said to improve vision and to have a detoxifying effect on one’s liver.
Said to both stimulate one’s mental capacity as well as enhancing one’s memory, the Emerald helps to combine ones intelligence with discernment, allow for the only choice to be available to be the right choice. Emeralds are known to heal both emotional love and the physical heart. It is a powerful energy stone, strengthening the eyes, heart and immune system as well as the nervous system. Considered a stone of regeneration and recovery, assisting one in healing negative emotions.
A stone of wisdom, love, and great harmony, an Emerald shall be a bridge between two people when the gem is given in love. Said to help one appreciate and enjoy life to its fullest.
Magical Gemstone Properties
Deities: Diana, Artemis, Venus & Freyja
Powers: Money, Protection & Love
Candle Color: Green
Emerald is used to bring love into one’s life, used in magic to enhance psychic abilities, opening clairvoyance allowing stimulation of wisdom gathering from other planes. Traditionally told to protect against enchantments, as well as ploys from those practicing the dark arts.
Emeralds have often been used in rituals and spells to enhances businesses by promoting sales and increasing public awareness of the chosen company. Said to sensitize the wearer to intuitive ideas, creativity and psychic aid particularity within the creative arts.
Zodiac Gemstone Properties
Zodiac Stone of: Taurus, Gemini, Aries
Birthstone: Modern & Traditional Birthstone for the month of May, Mystical Birthstone for January, Anniversary Stone for the 20th and 35th Years, Planetary Birthstone for Taurus, Talisman for Gemini, Ancient Birthstone for the Month of June.
To dream of an emerald indicates worldly success and goodness, a time of great happiness where one may have much to look forward to