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Emeralds are known by their distinctive green color and can vary from light to dark green. Its ancient name is Marakata . All Emeralds contain inclusions formed during their growth. Inclusions indicate the stone is natural. It can be transparent to opaque. The most common cut is the step or Emerald Cut. This is one of the most widely used gems to help achieve better mental status and managing ability. The wearer may expect good health, strong immunity, strong concentration, observation, reservation, fast decision ability, improve fertility capacity of women and soft spoken if the Gem suits him or her.
Mercury planet is Lord of Emerald Gem, Gemini and Virgo Zodiac ( Mitthun and Kanya Rashi ). Emerald harmonizes and strengthens the Positive Influences of Mercury. These influences include Intelligence, Education, Speech, Teaching, Learning, Communication, Confidence, Writing, Drawing, Trade, Humour, Wit, Discrimination, Diplomacy, Intellect and Commerce. Mercury is the Prince in Astrology and is influenced by Surya and Chandra.
Mercury in the human physiology is associated with the sub-thalamic nucleus which resides in the brain and receives input from various parts of the brain which directly influences its activity. Similar to the placement of Mercury which revolves around Surya (Sun) and is directly influenced by that relationship, the sub-thalamic nucleus activity is influenced by the input it receives and modulates its output accordingly.
Emerald improves faculties related to the brain such as memory, communication, intuition, the intellect, and the ability to learn. It is normally petal green or dark green in colour.
Emerald is a hot gem. It increases intelligence and brainpower, removes and cures fickle-mindedness, loss of memory, stammering, fear from souls and spirits, cools the harsh speech. One of the interesting observations about Emerald is that it is prescribed for couples, whose are short tempered and less toleration, If their divorce cases are running, to sought-out their case they have to wear good quality Emerald, so that their toleration power can be improve and they can live together with smooth thoughts. So generally you found that, woman like to wear an Emerald ring with border of diamonds. An Emerald wearer is likely to find sufficient wealth. About Disease: It is also useful for curing diarrhea, dysentery, gastritis, peptic ulcer, asthma, insomnia, heart troubles, skin disease, headache, migraine, cervical, strong immunity etc.
Physical Properties of Emerald
Emerald, which is a Gem of Beryl specie, is a silicate of beryllium and aluminum, chemical composition is BE3AL2( SIO3 )6. The color of Emerald is mainly due to traces of chromium replacing aluminum ions. Cristal structure is hexagonal. It has a specific Gravity of 2.71, mean refractive index is 1.57 – 1.58 and hardness is 7.5 on the moh’s scale, DR 0.006.
Occurrence of Diamond
Diamonds are found in South Africa, Australia, Russia, Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Tanzania, Brazil and India. In India Diamonds are found in Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. World’s famous diamond Koh-E-Noor ( The mountain of Light ) is product of Golkunda mines of India.
Occurrence of Emerald
Emerald is found in Colombia, Brazil, Russia, Tanzania, South Africa, India, Australia, Austria, Pakistan, Kenya and Zambia. In India, Emeralds are found in Rajasthan, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh. Best Emerald are from Panjsheer ( Pakistan ), but in present time that is very rare. Emerald from Zambia and Brazil conceders very very good in quality and durability, prevailing in market and easily available, also expensive.
Identification of Emerald
Emeralds from various mines have different kinds of inclusions. These inclusions can be seen with the naked eye, or else under magnification. If no inclusions are seen even under magnification, the chances are that the Gem under examination is either a piece of glass or a fake. The inclusions in Emeralds include flakes of mica, inclusions like fiber, milky white spots, straw and bamboos and small cubes of rock salt are also seen sometimes. Black spots are also seen in Emeralds.
Emeralds were formed when lava coming out from the volcanoes solidified on the surface of the earth. At this stage its fast solidification led to certain flaws in its crystal formation and certain foreign elements also got into it. The synthetic Emeralds contain nail-like inclusions, brush-marks or chains of bubbles.
Wearing Method of Emerald
Its very important before wearing any gemstone we should know it’s methods and importance for every stone. It should be washed with fresh milk of cow and sacred water ( Ganga Jal – found in Indian river named Ganga ) in the morning during Hora ( a type of Muhurt time ) of Mercury planet on Wednesday, its the most preferable day to wear Emerald, and then while chanting the mantra it should be worn. Emerald should be used in Silver, Gold, Panchdhatu (mixture of five metal), should be worn in Little Finger of right hand (for male), left hand (for female) or in neck also. The weight of Emerald should not be less than 3 Ratti ( one type scale of Indian weight ) for kids and 5 Ratti for adults or onwards in weight. More the weight of Emerald, greater its effect.
Substitute Gems of Emerald
Its very necessary to know about substitute gems, which can be also useful. These substitute gem also controls on their lord planet in finite effect. Hence, generally precious gems used for infinite effect. These substitute gems may be precious or semi-precious. So, It should be conformed that which gem is useful for you by your astrologer or gemologist.
Substitute Gems of Emerald: Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Turquoise, Green Onex, Peridot etc.
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