Features and Benefits
Emerald, the stone of mythology and legends, is one of the 4 most valuable stones in the world. (Other precious stones are Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby. Other stones are considered semi-precious stones.)
Emerald was believed to bring rain because its color was green. Emerald has been used as a jewel for centuries. The history of the emerald mines in Egypt BC. It dates back to 1650. Emerald has traditionally been considered the birthstone of May. Also, in some cultures, the emerald is known as a traditional gift for the 55th wedding anniversary. It is the Stone of Loyalty.
Emerald, a type of beryl mineral, is a flawless stone. It is softer than other precious stones. It does not shine too much like other stones. Its color is eye-catching and it is a very impressive stone. This green and transparent gemstone is a very valuable gem. It gives peace and happiness.
Emerald, which does not have a very high refractive and radiating power, does not shine much compared to other precious stones. The finest emeralds are exported from Colombia, including British royal jewels.
Emeralds are formed in veins together with calcite and pyrite. Pure emeralds are very rare. Emerald crystals often contain other minerals and small specks.
Like a Diamond, the emerald has many cuts. However, the most preferred one is the “Emerald” cut, which is the cut that it gives its name to. Emerald’s care is also important. It needs to be oiled periodically to regain its color and restore its smooth surface.
It is very valuable because it is very rare to find the ones that are not cracked or broken. Emerald brings abundance and joy.
Emerald, which is transparent with glass shine, is a very hard metal. According to the Mohs hardness scale, the hardness degree is 7.5-8. Emerald can contain many shades of green. Its most valuable shade is Grass Green. However, he also gave his name to that color and is referred to as Emerald Green. Even though Emeralds in lighter or darker green tones are valuable, they are less valuable than grass green ones. The most valuable Emeralds are mined in Zambia. It is also mined in Colombia, Australia, Brazil, Pakistan, Africa, India, Egypt, Russia, and the USA.
Another criterion that determines the quality and value of emerald is its transparency. Also, those that are stained or have cracks on them are seen as less valuable. These criteria are important when buying emeralds. Distinguishing a quality Emerald is of course fixed by the experience of experts. For this reason, it is best to shop from places you can trust.
One of the most important criteria in the selection of emeralds is the absence of cracks. Unbroken Emerald is very valuable. Unfortunately, there are also stones on the market that are sealed with oil and sold as if they were not cracked. Care should also be taken in this regard.
Emerald is not very strong in diffusing and refracting light. It does not shine much compared to other stones. We mentioned that it belongs to the beryl group. Other species in the beryl group are as follows; Aquamarine in aqua blue color, Heliodor in yellow, and Morganite in pink.
Emerald should be protected from severe blows and high heat. If care is not taken, cracks may occur in your non-cracked stone. Emerald cleaning should be done with a dry and soft cloth. No detergent or chemical substance should be applied. It should also be kept in a bright environment frequently to increase its brightness and clarity.
Benefits of Emerald Stone
- It strengthens the immune system, nervous system, heart, lungs, and kidneys.
- It strengthens friendship, marriage, and family ties.
- Emerald is a stone of loyalty, it increases the feeling of loyalty.
- It makes the feelings of success and satisfaction clear. It relieves the feeling of inadequacy and strengthens the sense of gratitude towards life.
- It gives a feeling of love to the person. It increases the joy of life.
Hardness Degree: 7,5-8
Specific Gravity: 2.68 – 2.73
Chemical Formula and Group: Be3 Al2 SiO6 and Oxides
Color: Transparent or translucent in Green, Dark Green, Nile Green, Grass Green
Originated: Colombia, Zambia, Australia, Brazil, Pakistan, Africa, India, Egypt, Russia, and the USA.
Chakras: Solar Plexus, Heart, Forehead