It is a beautiful velvety green variety of beryl, a silicate of aluminum and beryllium. The green color of the Emerald is due to small percentage of chromic oxide. The best shades are from deep green to grass green. In india they are found in Udaipur and Ajmer. A good Emerald has brilliance, smoothness, water, transparency and sprays bright rays without dots. Its hardness is 7.3 on Moh scale.
It should not be double colored, rough, brittle, with depressions and cracks, spots and without brightness like mica. A good Emerald gives health, intelligence, wealth, good children and protection from evil spirit, snakes bites, epilepsy, insanity and bad dreams .It ensures painless delivery for pregnant women. A blemished one gives injuries, deprives of wealth and happiness.
Colombia at the top of the list in terms of the countries in which fine Emeralds are found .It has about 150 known deposits, though not all of these are currently being exploited. Colombian Emeralds differ from Emeralds from other deposits in that they have an especially fine, shining Emerald green unimpaired by any kind of bluish tint. The color may vary slightly from find to find. This fascinatingly beautiful color is so highly esteemed in the international Emerald trade that even obvious inclusion are regarded as acceptable.
Emeralds come in many shades of green and bluish green. There is a wide spectrum of clarity, dependent on the inclusions and fractures in the crystal. Clear stones with dark yet vibrant color command the highest prices. Emeralds in antiquity were mined by the Egyptians and in Austria, as well as swat in northern Pakistan.
Some of the most rare Emeralds come from three main Emeralds mining areas in Colombia –Muzo, Coscuez ,and Chivor .Fine Emeralds are also found in other countries, such as Zambia, Brazil ,Zimbabwe, Madagascar ,Pakistan ,India , Afghanistan and Russia. The value of an Emerald depends on cut, color, clarity and carat. The characteristics of Colombian Emerald set the highest standards of quality.
The Emerald’s healing powers have been associated with the skeletal system, the flesh and skin, the cardiovascular system, the adrenal glands, the kidneys, liver and intestinal systems. The stone is also considered very cleansing and prevents infection and diseases. It was once believed that a mother who wears Emeralds keeps her child safe from complications during child birth .There are many ailments that are believed to be cured by Emeralds. Disorders that Emeralds have been used for include colic, burns, ulcers, headaches, tension, influenza, epilepsy, high blood pressure, heart disorders, neuralgia, cancer, skin disorder, dysentery, syphilis, fevers, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, asthma and anemia. The Emerald was also once prized as an anecdote in cases of poisoning. Even today, the powder of poorer quality Emeralds is used in folk medicines in China.
The stones are available in wide range & various sizes in form of Ring/Pendant. All stones are 100% lab certified and delivered with lab certificates:
Size Available: 5.25 Ratti (4.85 Carat) (Other sizes are also available on demand)