For all of you May babies out there, this month’s blog is all about your beautiful birthstone, Emerald. This stunning green stone is not just beautiful because of its vibrant colour, but also because of its unique physical, emotional and metaphysical healing properties. Want to know more? Read on!
Traditionally, Emerald has been used as a symbol of rebirth and growth. It is believed to have been discovered in Egypt and was mined there as early as 1300 BC. Cleopatra was known to have a passion for this beautiful stone and used it in her royal adornments. It was also highly prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans who believed that it could protect against enchantments and ward off evil spirits. The finest Emerald gem and crystals have primarily been found in Columbia which supplies roughly 90% of all Emeralds on the market today.
The physical properties of Emerald are truly remarkable. It is a member of the beryl family of minerals, which includes Aquamarine, Morganite and Yellow Beryl among others. It sits at a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs hardness scale. Emerald is known for its vivid green colour, which is caused by the presence of chromium and vanadium. It is usually found in granite or mica schist rocks and can range in size from small chips to large crystals. The largest Emerald ever found weighted over 1,600 carats and was discovered in Zambia.
Energetic Healing Properties
The healing properties of Emerald cover a range of benefits for both the physical and emotional body. Physically, it is believed to be helpful for the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. It is also said to be beneficial for the eyes and can help to improve vision. Emerald’s energy is said to be particularly effective when it comes to heart-related issues such as palpitations and high blood pressure.
Emotionally, Emerald is known for its calming and soothing properties. It is believed to help reduce anxiety, stress and depression and promote feelings of peace and tranquility. It is also said to be helpful for those struggling with feelings of jealousy or possessiveness as it encourages feelings of trust and loyalty.
It is no surprise that metaphysically, Emerald is associated with the heart chakra and is helpful for opening up this energy center. It can promote emotional balance and help enhance one’s ability to love and be loved. It is also beneficial in enhancing one’s intuition and spiritual awareness.
Emerald truly is a remarkable gemstone with its rich history and range of healing properties. Whether you find yourself drawn to its vibrant colour and physical beauty, or its soothing energy and properties, Emerald is a stone that is sure to captivate and inspire. So, if you or someone you know is in need any assistance in any of these areas, slip on a nice piece of Emerald jewelry and not just feel good but look good too!
* please note that the healing properties of crystals and gemstones are not a replacement for any medical treatments you may be receiving for any ailments and should only be used to enhance the benefits of said medical treatments.