Emerald stone has been mined in numerous places around the world in times past, some of these mines were exceptionally dangerous leading to the deaths of many people, all in the name of getting this fabulous gemstone out of the ground.

Most of todays emerald stones are mined in Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Columbia, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. More recently the mines in North Carolina, USA and Vancouver BC, Canada have started producing some fantastic gems.

Emerald gemstone is one of the many forms of Beryl. Depending on the exact color of the gemstone and if there are no inclusions, the perfect stone can be more valuable that a diamond. Other forms of beryl include aquamarine, golden beryl, heliodor and morganite. There is also a very rare red beryl.

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Emerald Eyewash: Start with a clean gas jar with a tight fitting lid. Fill it with purified water and place an Emerald stone in it. Find a safe place outdoors during the full moon, where it can sit for at least 24 hours getting the moon light at night and the sun light during the day, directly on the jar.

After at least 24 hours (longer is stronger) remove the emerald stone and use the water as an eye wash for any type of illness or disease of the eye.

For backaches, make an elixir by the instructions for the emerald eyewash above. Heat the elixir till it is as hot as you can stand, then dip a towel into the elixir. Lay face down and have someone place the towel on your back. The combination of the heat and the emerald stone elixir will help your back feel much better.

If you find your work life or your home life filled with negative energies causing too much tension and arguments, especially if this is preventing life/work from being taken care of, try placing emerald stones into the environment. They bring harmony to those within its sphere of action and can improve all aspects of the environment.

Historically, emerald stone has been used to heal cancer. It is important to note however that you should never use this treatment in place of medical care from a certified doctor. Gemstone therapy should only be used in conjunction with competent medical care.

Continue below for the Astrological, planetary, elemental, chakra and technical information about emerald stones.

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Main Chakra: Heart

Planet: Jupiter, Mercury, Moon, Venus

Vibrates to the number:

Element: Earth

Astrological Sign: Cancer


Chemical Composition and Name – Be3Al2(SiO3)6

Hardness – 7.5 to 8

Specific Gravity – 2.67 – 2.78

Refractive Index (R.I.) – 1.566 – 1.602

Bi-refringence – 0.005 – 0.008

Optic Sign – Negative

Optical Character – Uniaxial