The emerald is green, in bottle like color. The one which has radiance and brilliance, is smooth, transparent, has water and is without any dots or spots is the best and most auspicious. It is generally said that an absolutely flawless Emerald is a rare commodity. Always rich green in color, most emeralds have many "inclusions," or flaws, and are typically oiled to fill cracks and improve appearance.
It is a symbol of kindness and love. It is considered to be very lucky if given as a gift by a lover. It gives good health to its wearers. It enhances wealth and property and blesses the wearer with good children. It affords protection from snakebites, Evil spirits and bad influences of evil eye. It is known to be good for eyesight. It is said that if an Emerald is worn by a pregnant woman it ensures safe and painless delivery. It is said to cure radiation toxicity, all mental illness, circulatory & neurological disorders. It increases psychic abilities & meditation and is known for its healing & patience power.
Emerald is the anniversary gemstone for the 20th, 35th and 55th year of marriage, the perfect emblem of an enduring love.
Characteristics of Gems (Nav-ratnas)
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