Emerald ( पन्ना )
Emerald (Panna) represents Mercury (Budh) planet. Vedic astrology recommends this gemstone to emerge out of negative influences caused by weaker Mercury in a person’s horoscope.
- Indian astrology assigns Panna ratna for Mithun (Gemini) and Kanya (Virgo) rashi.
- Western astrology recommends emerald birthstone for Cancer.
- Ascendants of Taurus, Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius can also wear emerald.
|Carat Weight||Wear minimum 1/12 of Body weight, like 1 Carat (1.1 Ratti) per 12 Kgs. But, if person choose to go for high quality gemstone, even much lesser carat weight provide equally good results. Thus, Gemstone Power/Purity is more important than only the weight. Not wise to go for more carat weight & compromise with quality.|
|Color||Bright Green Emerald is most suitable for for Astrological purpose. Emerald is often treated/dyed for color enhancement; such artificially colored Gemstones are not recommended for astrological results. So, Natural, Untreated emerald of lighter shades can also be worn.|
|Metal||Gold, Silver & Panchdhatu can be used.|
|Finger||Little finger of the working hand.|
|Day & Time||Wednesday, morning between 6 AM to 9 AM|
|Mantra||'Om Budhaye Namha’, ॐ बुधाय नमः ||
Emerald is one most of most precious & popular Gemstones of all time. Apart from its Astrological significance, Emerald is also used in Precious jewellery due to its rich green color & rarity.
Emerald enhances intelligence, Communication, creativity, memory & PR skills, thus it helps achieve success in sectors where these skills are important. So, it is highly to People in Media, Literature, Arts, Public Speaking etc.
Panna is good for Eyes, Ear, Skin problems. It also benefits people with allergy issues.
Understanding natural properties and market dynamics around the gemstone can help the buyer to select a piece that can fulfill his astrological and financial conditions. Before you buy emerald online or from trusted dealers, the following parameters can be looked upon to choose the best quality emerald gemstone.
Origin - Gemstones of certain origins are preferred to others due to their superior or unique quality. Similarly, Zambian & Colombian emeralds are preferred to others from Brazil, Russia & Afghanistan.
Color - Color is the main deciding factor in Emerald. Bright, Pure Green Emeralds are preferred to gemstones of Dull, Light green or Bluish Green shades.
Clarity - Most of Natural Emeralds have inclusions & rarely free of visible inclusions. So, Emerald need not be essentially very clear to wear it as Astrological Gemstone. But, Surface reaching cracks and cavities should be avoided.
Emerald Price range from ₹ 800 ($10) ₹ 2 lakh ($3000) per carat. This wide variation in price is due to origin, colour, clarity & cut.
Origin - Zambian, Colombian & Brazilian Emeralds are most popular for their quality.
Color - Bright, Deep Green is desired color in Emerald. Pure Green is preferred to Green with Blue & Yellow Tints. Blue tint is common in emerald & this lowers its price.
Clarity - Most Emeralds have natural inclusions & rarely free of visible inclusions. So, Emeralds with less or free of visible inclusions are highly priced.
Cut - As Gemstone Cutting incurs cost in form of wastage, labor & time, so it adds 20 – 30% to the price of Emerald. But Fine cut brings brightness, illumination, Color constancy & can even hide inclusions. Few shapes like rectangular & square octagon are preferred to Oval & round.
Treatment - Emeralds are normally oiled to retain their life. Colorless oiling is acceptable for emeralds. But sometimes, colored oils & epoxy resigns are used to enhance their color and/or clarity, which are not acceptable & must be disclosed to the customer.
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