EMERALD

Composition

  • Emeralds belong to the beryl mineral family which includes aquamarines and other lighter colour beryls.

  • Three-phase inclusions in Colombian emeralds contain tiny crystals of rock salt, liquid and a bubble of gas.

  • The best emerald crystals are flat-topped hexagonal columns

  • Inclusions called an internal “jardin”, or garden are very common and to be expected

Colours

  • Emerald is green to greenish blue.

  • When too light a colour it looses its emerald classification and becomes a green beryl

  • Chromium gives the emerald its colour

  • The most desirable colour is a pure vivid highly saturated green

Modern Birthstones lists

  • Marks the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries

  • Modern birthstone for the month of May, the zodiac sign Taurus and the Chinese year of the Goat

CURE - HEAL - PROTECT - AID

  • MARRIAGE

  • EPILEPSY

  • HEART

  • STOMACH

  • PESTILENCES

  • PHLEGM / SALIVA

  • WORMS

  • ADULTERY

  • POISON

  • PROLONGING LIFE

  • six grains of its powder in convenient water for the stone to be good against poisons.

  • taken in loose powder, or dissolved in the sharpe juyce of green Lemons, or in spiced comfits, and drinkes

Facts
Therapeutic applications

Famous Emeralds

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WHAT PEOPLE SAID

Lucifer Magazine

HP Blavatsky Vol7 - Septembre 1890

The Emerald was held to have the power of blinding serpents who gazed on its lustre; but it strengthened the human sight, and the ancients were never tired of looking at their rings if this gem was set therein. The Holy Grail, of the Arthurian legends, was said to have been a chalice formed of a single emerald used by the Redeemer at his last supper. Brought from heaven by angels, it was preserved by Joseph of Arimathea, and is yet believed to be on earth, angel-guarded, but visible only to the entirely pure. Among the virtues ascribed to emeralds was that of proving if lovers kept troth or no. In allusion to this belief, L.E.L. has written:

 

“It is a gem which hath the power to show

If plighted lovers keep their troth or no:

If faithful, it is like the leaves in spring;

If faithless like those leaves when withering.”

 

The Empress Josephine wore only emeralds after her divorce from Napoleon, and was painted in them by Isabey. An emerald set in copper should be an appropriate love token, as both gem and metal are under the influence of the planet Venus.

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