Most people think that Emerald is a very expensive gemstone, but that’s not always true.
The ones that have a very high clarity and have a pure verdant green color are very rare, thus expensive.
In many cultures Emerald symbolizes power, immortality and eternal youth.
Such as the ancient Greeks (800 – 250 B.C.). They associated Emerald with the God Hermes.
He was the messenger of the Gods. For them, the stone meant the truth and eloquence.
The Romans (600 B.C. – 500 A.D.) dedicated this stone to the Goddess of love, Venus. They associated the color green with Spring and Life Force.
Emerald is also appreciated by the Ancient Egyptians. Just like the gemstone Carnelian.
There is even a legend with this stone. It’s called the Emerald Tablets of Thoth. Thoth is the Egyptian God of Magic and writing.
The legend says, that he wrote all the rules of our Universe on these stone tablets.
For this reason, alchemists kept studying those tablets. In the hope to find a way to turn any material in gold.
Emerald opens the Heart Chakra, so unconditional love can flow freely.
It enhances your inner power and brings harmony.
Besides, it can bring you inner insights and wisdom. This way, you can break old (deep) patterns and transform them from negative to positive.
In times of crisis it will show you new directions and possibilities and can be of good help to heal a heartbreak.
Of course, it also has a positive effect on the physical body. Mainly the skin, eyes and sight.
Besides that, it also supports the the blood circulation, the muscles and the nervous system as well.
- Try to avoid water contact. Do not wear jewelry during the dishes, shower or swimming.
- Avoid contact with cleaning products. Cleaning products can contain corrosive chemicals which can harm your jewelry.
- Avoid contact with perfums, lotions, make up or any other products in this family.
- Take care when dressing and undressing. Put jewelry on last, or take it off first.
- Do not lift heavy objects while wearing your ring, it might damage your ring.
Gemstones need to be cleaned and purified often since they absorb negative energies from the surroundings and the user(s).
Not all gemstones can be cleaned the same way, since some stones can get physically damaged if you use the wrong method.
You can clean Emerald by placing it in Sunlight, Moonlight or by placing it in a bowl of uncooked rice.
Other methods you can use are using the Tibetan singing bowl, placing it in a Geode, placing it near Selenite or Smudge it with Sage or Palo Santo Wood (Holy Wood).