Everyone recognises the beauty of Emeralds. The green tones shimmering in the light, catching the eye of anyone close. But, what if I told you there is more to this beautiful stone? Powers within it that date back millennia. Ancient Greeks and Egyptians believed in the gemstone’s powers and today it is still widely used in gemstone therapy. Due to it being said to be associated with the planet Mercury, the wonders of the Emerald have amazed, cured, and enhanced people since Ancient times.
Characteristics of the Emerald that give it power
One of the main characteristics of the gem is its colour. It obtains the green tones from chromium in its crystal structure. It has a hardness of 7.5-8.0 which make it perfect for rings and earrings. The stone can be found in countries such as Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan and other African countries. However, it is claimed that the best are found in Colombia, South America. The beautiful green colour of the Emerald is believed to symbolise and embody the respect you must have for creation and for life. In turn, this respect will encourage you to live a more harmonious life, where everything is balanced. You take what you need from life and no more, keeping everything in balance.
The weight of an Emerald is important to its healing powers. As a result, if it weighs more than one carat, it is considered more precious than diamonds. Some say it is the most precious of the three coloured gemstones, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. This extreme beauty earned the stone many names over many periods in time. Known as the “Healing Stone” because of its healing powers. It is the divine stone of Venus in Ancient Rome. Its name, Emerald, comes from “smaragdus” meaning “Green Stone” in Ancient Greek. Egyptians were the first to mine the gemstone circa 330 BC, and Cleopatra was known to have a passion for the stone.
The powers of Emeralds
Emeralds are by far the most powerful of gemstones. Their ability to calm the soul and relieve stress goes beyond any other stone. And it is believed that its green colour helps relieve eye strain and stress. The wearer will feel the stone’s power as it stimulates mental, physical, emotional and spiritual equilibrium. Alongside the stress disappearing, you will notice a sharper mental agility, and memory improvements.
These benefits will help you reach your full potential in your social, professional and love life. Furthermore, the Emerald is also a powerful stone in terms of achieving wealth and it strengthens loving bonds in relationships. The list of illness and sicknesses an Emerald can help with is endless, because of it’s strength. Parkinson disease, digestive problems, depression, help with blood pressure and regulate the heart, as well as paranoia. Those are just a few, there are far too many to name here!
Try it for yourself
You have seen the benefits that can come from wearing an Emerald. Scan through our selection and you are bound to find something you like. You certainly will feel its powers the moment you put it on.