Emerald – The Green Elegance
Emeralds are mineral compounds, combining silicate of aluminum and beryllium. The color is either deep green or light green. The best quality of emerald is velvety green color.
Meaning of the Word “Emerald”
According to Indian mythology, the word emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as marakata, or the green of growing things. The name as we know is believed to have come from an ancient Greek word, translated into Latin as samaragdus and even over time known as “Emerald”.
Symbolic Meaning of Emeralds
The emerald is the sacred stone of the planet Mercury and has been considered as a symbol of hope. The most effective of emerald power is the spring. So if you give your lover an emerald, it may keep them faithful to you. In various cultures, emerald is said to be beneficial for producing rain.
Who uses emerald?
This precious stone is used by people from different walks of life and by the middle-class people to affluent people in the world. It is of tremendous use in the fashion world. The astrologers, especially in India, prescribe it for the people who have low placement of mercury in the birth chart. If you are Gemini or Virgo ascendant, then wearing emerald can help you a lot. This is also good for Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius ascendant. Apart from this if you belong to Gemini or Virgo zodiac sign, then you can also use this green stone.
Wearing an Emerald
The first emerald you wear should not be less than 3 carats in size and after proper astrological consultancy. The first day you wear your emerald ring or pendant /Tabiz should be a Wednesday, Best Time:-at sunrise or two hours following sunrise.
Care and Cleaning of Emeralds
Protect your emerald’s exposed points by avoiding impact with other objects. Clean the stone with plain water and soft cloth and never put emerald through a steam cleaning machine.
Origin of Emeralds
The best quality emeralds are found in Colombia. Fine emeralds are also found in Zambia, Brazil, Madagascar, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Russia. Zambian emeralds are typically darker colored than Columbian, coming in shades of deep green with good transparency.