May Birth Stone
The proper name for the emerald is beryl, but there are different colors of beryl. Emerald green is the color as well as the stone. Most emeralds have inclusions (bubbles) in them. If the stone has too much blue in it, it is then an aquamarine. Pink beryl is Morganite, yellow beryl is golden beryl, yellow-green beryl is heliodor. There is also a rare red beryl. The best beryl comes from Colombia and Brazil. Emerald can also be found in India, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. An emerald of the right shade of green can be more valuable than a diamond.
Mercury and Its Gemstone Emerald
The planet Mercury is regarded as the prince among the assembly of nine planets. Mercury is the son of the moon by his wife Rohini. In human body Mercury represents wisdom and voice. Mercury is the ruler of two signs of the Zodiac – The Gemini and The Virgo. The gemstone related to the Mercury is Emerald. It is a mineral – a compound of silicate of aluminum beryllium and oxygen. its colour is light, deep green. This gemstone is rare because it is very difficult to find a flawless emerald.
How Emerald Looks and Its qualities
Emerald is a gemstone of green color belonging to the family of beryl gems. Emerald has soothing touch and pleasant sight, which gives peaceful vibrations and captivates the heart. It retains its color and lustre in all kinds of lights and shades. Emerald gemstone is used to counter the ill effects of mercury.
Emerald is a delicate gemstone and is fragile. Emeralds are found in the mines of coal. Black spots and filaments are often seen in it due to high presence of carbon in it. Emerald gemstone is recognized by its black spot. In genuine emerald, cracks are often found, but it does not effect its utility.
Who should wear Emerald
Emerald gemstone should be worn especially by diplomats, scientists, astrologers, teachers, architects medical personalities, doctors, businessmen, property dealers, publishers, accountants, engineers, writers, post officers, insurance officers and intellectuals. Emerald gemstone increases reasoning power, presence of mind and spiritual power. Its very good for the intellect of students, singers, dancers, and musicians Emeralds increases eyesight, food grains, property, off springs and destroys black magic, bad effects by evil spirits and nightmares.
There are many notions about emerald. It makes the delivery very easy when it is tied around the waist of a pregnant woman. Emeralds are considered auspicious when a lover presents this to his partner. If someone intends to harm a person who is wearing emerald, he is exposed very soon . Emerald gemstone makes the wearer full of love, sympathy and magnanimity. The weak mercury in man’s horoscope causes many diseases like asthma, rheumatism, cough stammering, spondalysis etc. Therefore, in this condition, wearing of emerald is most useful.
Emerald is used by healers to help heal the heart.
The power of the Emerald is highest at the full moon.
Some cultures thought the emerald would heal any disease of the eye.The emerald would be placed in a container of water overnight and the water would be poured on the eyes the next day.
Emerald is a stone of great harmony, wisdom and love. Giving your lover an Emerald will bring the lover closer if the giver’s motives are pure love. The Emerald can be a bridge between 2 people. The Emerald vibrates with love.
Tests for Identification of a Real Emerald:
How to check the Emerald
• If a real emerald is placed in a glass pot with water it radiates green light, whereas the imitation does not. • If a real emerald is placed on the eyes it gives a cool feeling, whereas an imitation becomes warm very quickly.
• A drop of water on a real gemstone retains its shape and does not spread around like water. Even moving and inverting the gemstone does not harm the drop, whereas in an imitation it does not remain a drop but spreads like water.