Emerald is the stone which most purely represents the energy patterns of the activated heart chakra. Emerald can help one to heal ‘heartbreak’, and to remember to give love to oneself as well as others. Called the “Stone of Successful Love,” Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy brings freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. Emerald promotes friendship, balance between partners, and is particularly known for providing domestic bliss, contentment and loyalty.
Emerald is also known as the stone of prosperity, and the stone of courage. Emerald is also a stone of great vision and intuition, associated with the eyes and sight, long believed to foretell future events and reveal one’s truths.
- The term emerald is derived from the Greek smaragdos, which means ‘green stone’, and in ancient times was applied to a number of other green gemstones.
- In Ancient Rome, Emerald was a symbol of fertility and was associated with the goddess Venus.
- Christian legends speak of Emerald as the stone of resurrection.
- Ancient alchemy speaks of a sacred ‘Emerald Tablet’ upon which was inscribed the recipe for transformation and enlightenment.
- It was a stone worshipped by the Incas
- The Chaldeans believed Emerald contained a Goddess within
- Emerald was considered a symbol of eternal life in ancient Egypt, a gift of Thoth, the god of wisdom, and was a favorite jewel of Queen Cleopatra. The Emerald mines in Upper Egypt, rediscovered a hundred years ago, are some of the oldest in the world and were called Cleopatra’s mines for her love of the stone. Emeralds were also talismans of Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, and the moguls of India.
Opens and nurtures the heart center; Its soothing energy provides healing on all levels; Stone of prosperity; Enhances memory and mental clarity; Provides domestic bliss; Aids in vision and intuition.