Emerald is one of the most prized gemstones since ancient times known as "Stone of Successful Love". Emerald is a well-known crystal for its green color associated with the Heart chakra, vision, inspiration, loyalty, passion, focus, memory, and abundance.
For more than 6000 years Emerald is the source of myths, stories, lore, and fascination. All ancient cultures adored this mesmerizing green crystal that is considered as a symbol of beauty, spiritual power, eternal life, and wisdom. Emerald was favorite gemstone of Queen Cleopatra but also a talisman of the Alexander the Great, Aristotle, and Charlemange. In modern history, Emerald is a popular choice for the crown jewels so you may find them as The Cambridge Emeralds, Queen Mary's Art Deco Emerald Choker, the Danish Emeralds, the Swedish Emeralds, the Chaumet Emerald Tiara, the Seven Emerald Tiara, etc.
Emerald crystal is one of four precious gemstones together with Ruby, Diamond, and Sapphire. It is green color beryl with chromium/vanadium inclusions. Color of this gemstone ranges from light yellow-greenish to blue-greenish, and pure green specimens that can be light, medium or dark green. Most expensive and most precious Emerald crystals are purely green. Since Emerald is prone to surface breaking and it is not classified as a tough gemstone and bigger stones are especially rare and expensive.
Mineralogy: green beryl mineral
Color: green, yellow-green, blue-green
Hardness: 7.5 - 8 Mohs scale
Spirituality: removes negative energy, strengthens the spirit, finding a new direction, protects from negativity
Emotions: joy, passion, courage, abundance, heartbreak
Mental: alertness, wisdom, inspiration, love, manifestation
Physical: muscles, heart, lungs, spine, sinuses, memory, eyes
Since ancient time, Emerald is considered to be a royal gemstone. It was always favorite gemstone of the queens, kings, pharaohs, and conquerors. It was most sought after and expensive gemstone in the middle ages, being a symbol of faith, heart protection, courage, love, joy, abundance, wealth, and prosperity. It was believed that wearing Emerald jewelry wards off negativity and provides strength to overcome every problem in life.
Emerald is one of the best gemstones for reviving the passion for the person, job, or any other interest. It is considered a great stone for attracting love, boosting self-esteem, restoring confidence for young persons. It is also known for its calming effects, promoting creativity and focus. If you are struggling at your work, you should wear Emerald jewelry for support, improving memory and mental activity.
Emerald crystal comes with many cracks and inclusions. For this reason, most of the gemstones found today are immersed in oil. This process reduces the visibility of all those cracks and imperfections inside the gemstone. It is necessary to do since Emerald is brittle and can break. For this reason, this crystal should never be cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner or with steam cleaners.
Emerald physical healing properties are closely connected with its rejuvenation abilities, ability to combat aging and restore vitalization to damaged organs. This crystal is considered to be great heart healer, also connected with healing liver, lungs, kidneys, eyes, eyesight, bladder, skin rashes and issues. Emerald should be used as supporting stone after infectious illness, it may soothe epilepsy, fever, allergies, headaches, and stimulate memory.
Emerald is closely connected to the heart and emotions. This crystal is considered to be the best for bringing hope, abundance, healing heartbreak, and giving strength. If you are going through a hard time in life and have a feeling that you are unlucky, you should consider wearing Emerald jewelry. It will help you go through this period, providing confidence, physical and emotional strength, and energy. It is great for breaking negative patterns as well.
Emerald crystal is used for inspiration since ancient time. It is connected with Divine Love and will help you on your spiritual journey. This stone will encourage you to live, providing compassion and unconditional love. It is one of the best support stones for helping everyday life, improves relationships in all fields of life. Emerald is considered as best manifestation crystal that will help you materialize your dreams and desires.
Emerald is closely connected to the heart so it is used for activating the Heart Chakra. Heart chakra regulates your interaction with the world and provides balance with the outside world. It is important to keep your Heart Chakra in balance in order to be more in control of your life, relationships, and emotions.
Emerald is very valuable gemstone known all over the world for its green color, beauty, and healing benefits. Since I have already listed all physical, metaphysical, and emotional healing properties and benefits of the Emerald gemstone I will add just a few more things. It is believed that Emerald provides peace and harmony for married people and help them connect with children. It is great for bringing wealth into your life, help with studying and concentration, repels nightmares, evil spirits, brings wisdom and fortune.
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Please note that gemstones should not be used as a substitute for your prescriptions or alternative treatment for any illness or health problem. Healing gemstones are not the solution but additional help. Always consult your doctor.