Emerald May Birthstone 05

Compositions

Color: Emerald green
Specific Gravity: 2.67 - 2.78

Hardness: 7-1/2 to 8 (Mohs)
Refractive Index: 1.576 - 1.582
Chemical Composition: Al2Be2(Si6O18) 

Mineral Information: Silicate, beryl group


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Healing Power
Emerald keep up the continuity of relationships lovers, keeping of infidelity, increase trust between partners. Emerald able to increase skills in terms of communication and diplomatic owners. Help strengthen the memory owner, Increase the power of thought and creativity. Stimulates clear vision and understanding. Help overcome the lack of perception and inner clarity.


 History

The name emerald comes from the Sanskrit word “marakata," which means spring green. Many legends and stories surround this magnificent and powerful stone. The Chaldeans, a kingdom of Biblical times, believed emeralds contained Ishtar, their goddess of love and war. In the Middle East, an emerald amulet would often be engraved with a verse from sacred religious texts.