The Emerald is a gemstone of green color belonging
to the family of beryl gems. The emerald is the gemstone of the planet Mercury
and helps to overcome problems related to this planet.
gemstone is rare because it is very difficult to find a flawless
emerald. Aquamarine, morganite, goshenite, and heliodor are
also members of the beryl family and have the same chemical
constituents, except for chromic oxide, which gives emerald
the green color that distinguishes it from the other varieties
Some Qualities of a Good Emerald
1. rich green homogeneous color that is deep
and pleasant, like a blade of fresh grass
2. retains its color and luster in all kinds of lights and
3. compactness, which gives it high specific gravity
4. transparence, which makes it rare and costlier than diamonds
According to the Agastya Mat, as mentioned in
the Ratna Prakash, a good emerald is transparent, without
dust, pure as a drop of dew on a lotus leaf, and it sheds
luster in all directions when held on the palm in sunlight.
Some Flaws of Emeralds
2. presence of a hole
3. dullness; devoid of inner glow
4. unevenness of color
6. black or yellow spots
Such stones have no merit and should be discarded.
A real emerald of a good size is rare and it is almost impossible
to find an eyeglass-clear emerald. It is known for its ability
to neutralize poison.
tests for Identification of Real Emeralds
1. If a real emerald is placed in a glass
pot with water it radiates green light, whereas the imitation
2. If a real emerald is placed on the eyes it gives a cool
feeling, whereas an imitation becomes warm very quickly.
3. 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.
Some aspects of the Rituals for Wearing an
An emerald should be bought on a Wedsnesday
when the Sun is in the norther quarter in an ascending cycle.
The weight of the gemstone emerald should not be less than
three rattikas. It should be set in gold during the morning
hours. Before wearing the ring should be kept immersed for
some time in raw cow's milk.
Some aspects of the Medicinal Utility of
Emerald Oxide increases ojas (radiance), cures
fever, coma, vomiting, thirst, problems created by any kind
of poisoning, aggravated bile, acidity, asthma, jaundice,
constipation, hemorrhoids, and swellings of the internal organs.
Because the oxide of emerald is cold in nature it is very
suitable for people with hot temperament. It also cures weakness
of the heart and the stomach. It is a very useful remedy for
tuberculosis, diabetes, and urinary troubles. The oxide of
emerald increases memory, provides longevity, and is an effective
remedy for snakebite. It also cures problems caused by evil
spirits and by the planet Mercury.
Emerald Paste can be used whenever needed for
1. Kidney stone - with honey and pipal
2. Colic pains - with honey
3. Fever - with honey
4. Vomiting - with honey
5. Poisoning - with honey or malai
6. Swelling of internal organs - with honey
7. Indigestion - with honey and triphala choorna (powder)
8. Heart troubles - with sarpgandha powder ETC.
Chief Sources of Emeralds
India, Pakistan, Colombia, Africa,...