Introduction To Emerald
Emerald is the most precious green subspecies in the beryl mineral family. It is formed in granite and granite pegmatite and is colored by the contained chromium and vanadium elements. Its color ranges from turbid grass green to translucent dark green. There is no doubt that emeralds have always been considered to have a mysterious connection with the plant kingdom and fertility. Emeralds finally began to be mined in Egypt more than 4000 years ago. It is mainly produced in Brazil, Colombia, Russia, Pakistan and southern Africa.
Chemical Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Color: bright green
Luster: glass luster
Crystal System: hexagonal crystal system
Emerald Identification and Maintenance
- High-quality transparent emeralds are rare, and are basically only found in the gem trade, but emeralds that are opaque and have cloudy inclusions are relatively easy to obtain.
- Emerald crystals are long hexagonal prisms with facets on the top to form a dome.
- Low-grade emeralds are sometimes called green beryls.
- Inclusions can be used as the basis for the identification of emeralds. For example, those containing calcite and pyrite are usually from Brazil, and those containing mica are usually from Russia or Africa.
- There are many imitations of emeralds. For example, the so-called Indian emeralds are actually dyed crystals.
Emerald Crystal Meaning
- Emerald can reveal the truth, so honesty is encouraged
- Support love, friendship and attachment
- Related to language and foresight
Healing Function of Emerald
- Speed up the cleaning and purification process
- Alleviate hidden fears and anxiety
- Effective as the focus of meditation
How To Use Emerald Crystal
- Putting emeralds on the heart chakra points brings balance and calmness.
- Put six emeralds, one on the forehead, one on the upper chest, one on the heart chakra, one on each of the wrists, and one on between the feet to experience the various effects of emeralds.
Aquamarine is a blue-green subspecies in the beryl family.
Cracks are common on the surface of apatite, and its hardness is much lower than that of emeralds.
The crystal form of tourmaline is triangular rather than hexagonal.