Everything you need to know about Emerald
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 color.
Emerald is a hot gem. It increases intelligence and brain power, removes and cures fickle-mindedness, loss of memory, stammering, fear from souls and spirits, and cools the harsh speech. One of the interesting observations about Emerald is that it is not prescribed for newly-wed couples.
It is said that newly married couples should not use it as it impairs conjugal happiness due to a reduction in sexual desires.
Emerald, which is a Gem of Beryl family, is a silicate of beryllium and aluminium 3BeO.Al2O3.6SiO2. The color of Emerald is mainly due to the traces of chromium replacing aluminium ions in the hexagonal beryl crystal. It has a specific Gravity of 2.71, its mean refractive index is 1.58 and hardness is 7.5 on the Moh’s scale.
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.
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 a piece of glass. The inclusions in Emeralds include flakes of mica, inclusions like fiber, milky white spots, straw, and bamboos. Black spots and small cubes of rock salt are also seen sometimes in Emeralds.