Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl coloured green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium with chemical formula Be3Al2(Si6O18).
The majority of the world’s gem-quality emeralds come from the Muzo area of Colombia. The crystals are usually small with an average length of 2 – 5 cm and a width of 1 – 1.5 cm. Larger crystals are usually semitransparent to opaque. The emerald is often clouded by inclusions, they are not classified as faults. It shows the difference between natural and synthetic Emeralds.
Emerald can be found in Colombia, Afghanistan, Western Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Ethiopia, India, Italy, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tanzania, Zambia, USA.
Healing Properties of Emerald
• Emerald stimulates the heart chakra. It is
Called the “Stone of Love”.
• Emerald increases focusing and mental clarity.
• Emerald is recommended to dispel the negative impact of the planet Mercury according to Vedic astrology.
• Emerald treats disorders of the heart, lungs, spine and muscular system.
• Emerald is an excellent stone for reviving passion.
• Emerald helps to embrace and maintain the rhythmic breathing conducive to entering and attaining depth in the meditative state.
Emerald is the birthstone of May.
Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be₃Al₂Si₆O₁₈. Beryl is a hexagonal mineral with 7.5 – 8 hardness according to the more hardness scale. Beryl hexagonal Crystals can be up to several meters in the size. But, Double terminated crystals are very rare to see.
Beryl can be found as translucent or transparent with 2.63 – 2.92 specific gravity. It is Uniaxial (-) mineral with nω = 1.568 – 1.602 nε = 1.564 – 1.595 refractive indexes. Some Morganite has weak violet fluorescence under UV light. Beryl has Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous, Waxy or Greasy lustre.
Beryl varieties can be found in Sri Lanka, USA, Pakistan, Tanzania, Russia, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nigeria, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Bhutan, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Uganda, Uk.
Healing properties of beryl
Beryl can reduce stress. It will help you let go of your unnecessary or unwanted emotional baggage. Beryl is often used to help you find the answers in spiritual life. Beryl will promote creativity and raise your intelligence.
Beryl can help the organs of elimination to function better. It can strengthen the circulatory systems. also, it increases the body’s resistance to pollutants and toxins. Beryl gives very positive favourable vibrations to give you the ability to have quick intellectual responses and mental clarity.
Beryl will bring you good fortune and good luck. Beryl is a crystal of energy, healing and strengthening the body’s entire vibrational field. Beryl colour varieties work with different chakras.