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Your On-Line Guide to The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses, and Meaning of Emerald

Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Emerald

Emerald is the most powerful stone to implement all-round tactics. It helps the brain to work fast, increasing memory and concentration. It is very good for student world. It increases the speech power by giving attractive speech and is very much adviced for salesmen and representatives. It increases eyesight. It is a must for all business people as it increases and brings new client. It increases the love in between the lovers by developing the understanding and co-operative nature. It cures all lever troubles. It prevents from black magic and helps in mantra recitation and meditation.

Called the "Stone of Successful Love," Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. Emerald promotes friendship, balance between partners, and is particularly known for providing domestic bliss, contentment and loyalty. It was dedicated in the ancient world to the goddess Venus for its ability to insure security in love.

Emerald is also a stone of great vision and intuition, associated with the eyes and sight, long believed to foretell future events and reveal one's truths. 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 against enchantment and spells.

Emerald has been a source of fascination and reverence in many cultures for over six thousand years, sold in the markets of Babylon as early as 4,000 B.C. 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. The Emerald mines in Upper Egypt, rediscovered a hundred years ago, are some of the oldest in the world and were called Cleopatra's mines for her love of the stone. Emeralds were also talismans of Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, and the moguls of India. They've adorned the crowns and royal jewels of many countries for centuries, and fabulous collections and stunning gems continue to be treasured and displayed by the rich and famous today.

The pure exuberance of Emerald's green color has inspired the Pantone Company, the industry standard for print, fashion, beauty and d├ęcor to declare "Emerald" the 2013 Color of the Year, describing it as "Lively. Radiant. Lush a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

Natural, transparent Emerald is one of four "precious" gemstones (including Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire), and is the green variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral colored by trace amounts of chromium and/or vanadium. Emerald occurs in hues ranging from yellow-green to blue-green, with the finest being a pure verdant green hue, medium to dark in tone. Light colored gems are usually known by the species name, Green Beryl. Most Emeralds are highly included with surface breaking fissures, so their toughness, or resistance to breakage, is usually classified as generally poor.

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 "green stone," the term used in antiquity and referred to a number of other green stones. Over time the Old French or Vulgar Latin versions, Esmeraulde, Esmaralda or Esmaraldus became the current name, Emerald.

While Emerald, the green variety of Beryl, may perhaps be the most famous of the family, Beryl also forms in other colors used as gems, such as blue Aquamarine, yellow Heliodor and Golden Beryl, pink Morganite, Red Beryl or Bixbite, and the colorless variety, Goshenite.

Astrological Benefits of Emerald Gemstone

  1. Wearing an emerald, also known as panna or zammrud brings in intellectual progress. Natural intelligence and intellect is the domain of Planet Mercury and enhancing this planets power brings in better understanding of life, a balanced perspective and better ability to grasp deeper subjects too.
  2. The individual wearing and emerald can visibly see a spurt in creativity, artistic talents, linguistic skills and ability to ideate or innovate better.
  3. Wearing an emerald can give a huge edge in relation to the communication skills. There is a remarkably better, clearer and lucid style of communication and the individual is able to express oneself with aplomb and confidence.
  4. Even in medical astrology, there are elaborated several benefits of wearing an emerald gem. It is a gemstone that can help with speech difficulties, respiratory troubles, allergies and nervous disorders.
  5. Natural and treatment free emerald is a great therapeutic gemstone for individuals facing trouble with ability to concentrate or focus. High entropy, restless people are able to bring in a relatively large amount of stability and focus by wearing an emerald.
  6. An individual who wears an emerald for a well placed Mercury, can beget great fame and fortune. As the name suggests, there can be a mercurial rise in life.
  7. Emerald is a stone that is capable of taking away emotional toxicity. Individuals who have a hard time coming to terms with difficult situations where they have been betrayed, cheated or defrauded, should try working with an emerald gemstone to heal the scars. It help in shedding of illusory ideas.
  8. Emerald is a gemstone believed to have antidote powers against poison. Royalty of yore is known to have sipped their aperitifs from emerald goblets.
  9. Natural Emerald is a great gemstone for individuals who stammer, or feel shy to interact with others or feel held back due to lack of confidence.
  10. Individuals like psychics, healers, astrologers or practitioners of any divine arts can find tremendous progress in their line of work by wearing and emerald.

Different Types of Emerald Gemstones

Brazilian Emerald: Brazil turned into the breadbasket for moderate emerald gemstone in the mid 1960s. Emerald gemstone was initially found in Brazil around 1920. Brazil has overhauled its picture as an emerald mining focus. The finding has made since 1980 at Itabera in Minais Gerais, Santa Teresinha in Goias, and Nova Era close Itabera are providing the best emerald Brazil has ever delivered. Without a doubt, best stones from these mines ask correlation with Colombian emerald.

Cat's Eye Emerald :Gubelin Gem Laboratories (GGL) in Hong Kong and Lucerne recently had the opportunity to examine a translucent emerald, weighing approximately 43 ct, that exhibited a pronounced and well-centered chatoyancy (figure 1). The stone had a spot RI of 1.57 and a hydrostatic SG of 2.73, and it was inert under long- and short-wave UV radiation. Microscopic observation in reflected and transmitted light presented a series of dense elongated, rectangular, and square multiphase inclusions

Colombian Emerald:Colombia, situated in South America, is the nation that mines and creates the most emeralds for the worldwide market. Colombia is in charge of the 70 to 90 percent of the world's emerald advertised supplies. Colombia has the best mindshare among purchasers for highest quality emerald stones. While business review emeralds are very ample, fine and additional fine quality emeralds are amazingly uncommon.

Star Emerald :Star emeralds are rare specimens, and most are found in either Brazil or Madagascar. In 1999, Manuel Marcial de Gomar (Key West, Florida) purchased a 1,000-carat parcel of rough emeralds from Diallo Mahmoud, an independent emerald dealer based in Africa. Mahmoud noted that the parcel came from Madagascar. Marcial de Gomar later noticed that some crystals showed indications of chatoyancy. He chose this particular piece thinking it could be cut to produce a cat's-eye emerald. Miami-based cutter Jone Ribeiro cut the stone into a 25.86 ct double cabochon (figure 1). Marcial de Gomar put the stone into his personal collection, where it stayed for 13 years, until independent gemologist and appraiser Martin Fuller examined Marcial de Gomar's collection in 2013. Both experts recognized that this emerald was a star and not a cat's eye. It was subsequently sent to GIA's Carlsbad laboratory for an identification report.

Trapiche Emerald :Trapiche emerald is a rare variety of the gemstone emerald, characterized by a six-pointed radial pattern of ray-like spokes of dark impurities. It is one of several types of trapiche or trapiche-like minerals, which also include trapiche ruby, sapphire, garnet, chiastolite and tourmaline. The name comes from the Spanish term trapiche, a sugar mill, because of the resemblance of the pattern to the spokes of a grinding wheel.

Zambian Emerald :At the point when the vast majority considers fine emeralds, they consider Colombia. Brazil is likewise a vital hotspot for emeralds, for the most part of the mid-review item. Be that as it may, in the gemstone exchange, in any case, another source is drawing in a lot of consideration that is Zambia. Zambia is situated in Southern Africa, in an area rich in gemstones. Huge scale emerald mining started in Zambia around 1976. The shade of the Zambian emerald stones had a tendency to be a more soaked greener than the Colombian emeralds.

Emerald Uses and Purposes

Emerald is an excellent stone for reviving passion, whether for an interest, a person, or a job. To attract romantic love, wear or carry an Emerald out of sight near the heart. To call back an estranged love, speak the words you wish to say holding the stone close to your lips and seal it in an envelope. If appropriate, send it to the person with a message.

In tumblestone form, Emerald promotes good self-esteem, especially in restoring the confidence of young girls or teens that have been teased about their weight, or any young person made to feel inferior due to the inability to afford the latest designer goods.

While Emerald has a calming effect on the emotions, it has an invigorating effect on thought, reflection, and philosophy. It is a marvelous crystal for activating artistic creativity, and for bringing focus and intensity to one's lifework.

Emerald is a remarkable support stone for the workplace. It increases mental acuity, strengthens memory and inspires eloquence in speech. Natural Emerald or tumblestone held for five minutes a day brings rapid recall of facts, and is ideal for occupations where visionary

insight is a significant benefit. It enkindles success in business, especially for older women, and is particularly known for assistance in areas of legal affairs, trials and litigation.

Emerald brings a soothing mental and emotional equilibrium, making it extremely beneficial in stimulating cooperation and understanding within a group of people. It is also helpful in relieving claustrophobia.


Emerald Healing Therapies - Overview

Emerald Physical Healing Energy

Emerald imparts a wonderful rejuvenating quality, thought to combat aging and when placed appropriately, to re-vitalize tired organs. It is a strong healer of the physical heart, and may be useful in treating the lungs, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and kidneys, as well as the spine and muscle system. It aids recovery after infectious illness, and its powerful green ray can assist healing of malignant conditions.

Emerald is considered to be the best gem for treating the eyes and for restoring eyesight. An eye bath of Emerald water is soothing to the eyes and may alleviate eye infections. Drinking an Emerald elixir is also reputed to soothe gas and cardiac weaknesses, and is an excellent stimulant in treating gout and strengthening memory. (We recommend the indirect method of preparation. See our Elixir page.)

This stone is believed to ward off epilepsy, and may be used to avert fever, headaches, allergies and sinusitis. It also relieves eczema, rashes and skin irritations.

Emerald Emotional Healing Energy

Emerald is a crystal of the heart, alleviating heaviness in the emotional field and nourishing the aura with an energy of hope, encouragement, gentleness and abundance. It heals heartbreak and gives the strength needed to overcome the misfortunes of life, clearing away negative patterns of victimization and loss of personal power by strengthening the physical and emotional heart centers. It is a stone of regeneration and recovery, bringing in freshness and vitality, love and compassion - for the self as well as for others.

Emerald Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Emerald is the stone which most represents the energy patterns of the activated Heart Chakra, the wellspring of the emotions. The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist, giving us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance we may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. We may find ourselves having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the Heart Chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.

Emerald also stimulates the "high heart," or transpersonal Love center just above and to the left of the Heart Chakra. It assists one in practicing compassion and respectful understanding of others.

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