Crystal System: Hexagonal
Hardness: 7.5 - 8
Energy Vibration: 4
Zodiac Sign: Aries, Gemini, and Taurus
Source: Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, India, Madagascar, Tanzania,
Beneficial For: Claustrophobia, Detoxification, Discernment, Expression, Group Cooperation, Memory, Mental Clarity, Mutual Understanding,
Traditionally Emeralds were carried on the left to protect travelers as well as used for exorcise demons. Emeralds, likely due to their varied appearance was said to portend the future and protect against magicians spells. Emerald brings domestic bliss and loyalty. It enhances truth, and unconditional love and partnership. If it changes color, it is meant to flag unfaithfulness. A life-affirming stone, emerald promotes integrity. Due to its intensity, do not wear constantly.
Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl, its color coming from trace amounts of chromium and vanadium. Emerald is considered is a semiprecious stone and like diamonds have 4 characteristics that determine its value in commercial and cosmetic applications. Those are cut, color, clarity, and carat. Depending on these Emeralds can range dramatically in value and appreciation. Emerald’s name has a long parentage but originally comes to us from ancient greece's “ Smargos” meaning green stone, although the oldest known emerald mine was found in Egypt, dating back to 3000 BCE.