Emerald ( पन्ना )
Emerald is a precious green variety of Beryl mineral. Emerald (called panna in hindi) represents the astrological planet Mercury as per Indian Vedic astrology. Emerald symbolizes wisdom, intelligence, prosperity and communication. Wearing Emerald blesses the wearer with enormous success, financial growth, refined oratory skills, enhanced imagination and good health.
- Vedic astrology recommends Emerald for Gemini (Mithun) and Virgo (Kanya) rashi.
- Ascendants of Taurus, Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius can also wear Emerald.
- Emerald is the birthstone for people born in the month of May.
- Western astrology also recommends Emerald birthstone for Taurus sign.
|Carat Weight||minimum 1/12th of the wearer’s body weight (in kgs) but if the wearer chooses to go for high quality gemstone, even a stone with lesser carat weight will provide equally good results|
|Color||bright green Emerald is best for astrological purposes|
|Metal||gold, silver and panchdhatu can be used|
|Finger||little finger of the working hand|
|Day & Time||Wednesday, morning between 6 am and 9am|
|Mantra||'Om Budhaye Namha’, ॐ बुधाय नमः|
Emerald has long been seen as a hugely powerful gem. It has a certain energy and aura that enchants the mind. Almost every businessman, student, writer and artist is suggested to wear this stone to reach their maximum potential and achieve success in life.
Professional Growth & Academic success- Emerald blesses the wearer with a great mind and sharp intellect helping them to make progressions in life wherever they want to. It is a great stone to increase memory, improve focus and increase concentration. It also brings clarity of thoughts and helps people who lack the decision making ability. Furthermore, it develops the wearer’s reasoning ability and arithmetic skills. It is highly beneficial for businessmen, students and professionals in the field of education & research.
Enhanced Creativity & Imagination- Emerald has positive effects on the wearer’s creativity and imagination power. It allows the wearer to ideate and innovate in an effective manner. It is highly beneficial for individuals who are seeking to make a mark in creative fields such as writers and artists.
Refined Oratory Skills- Emerald enhances the wearer’s communication and public speaking skills. It helps the wearer tackle stage fright and stammering issues. It is highly beneficial for individuals working in public relations, media and mass communication.
Emotional Stability & Physical Well-Being- Emerald provides the wearer with emotional strength to face difficult times and physical strength to fresh up tired organs. It can soothe headaches, strengthen the eyes, cure allergies and temper respiratory diseases. Emerald can also help stabilize the condition of epilepsy.
Emerald has a good command and value in the market. The price range of Emerald stones is very wide and depends on various quality parameters. The price of natural and untreated Emerald stones can start at ₹2,000 ($25) per carat and go upto ₹50,000 ($700) per carat.
Origin- Emerald is mined all over the world but stones of certain origins are preferred to others due to their superior or unique quality. Zambia (Africa) and Colombia (South America) produce the world’s finest quality Emerald stones. Colombia is the world’s largest producer of Emerald and the major mines are situated in Muzo, Chivor and Coscuez. Colombian Emeralds are known for their high quality and vivid green color. Zambian Emeralds tend to have lesser inclusions and the desirable green color with a right hint of blue. Colombian Emeralds tend to be more expensive than Zambian Emeralds even though the latter have superior quality due to the prestige and reputation. Brazilian Emeralds are also sought after in the market due to their good quality and affordability.
Color- Emeralds are formed when chromium, vanadium and iron are present in the mineral beryl. The varying presence of these three elements gives Emerald its range of color. Hue, tone and saturation are considered when evaluating the color quality of an Emerald. Emerald’s hue ranges from bluish green to green to slightly yellowish green. Stones with a bright pure green hue are preferred to gemstones with blue and yellow tints. Stones with medium to dark tones are more valuable than stones with light shades. Stones with a rich saturation have the ability to reflect light better and thus are preferred over stones with weak saturations.
Clarity- Natural Emerald stones tend to have numerous inclusions. It is rare to find Emerald stones free of visible inclusions.Emerald stones with less visible inclusions are astrologically preferred and are highly priced. Stones with surface reaching cracks and cavities should be avoided.
Cut- The cut and finish of the stone depicts the quality and sheen of the gemstone and therefore the more finished and smooth the gemstone, the more pricing it will have in the market. Faceted Emeralds are most commonly given an oval cut or the signature emerald cut (rectangular cut with facets around the top edge). These cuts are preferred as they reflect more light and can also hide inclusions.
Carat Weight- The price of Emerald per carat increases exponentially with increase in carat weight. For example, the price per carat of 3-carat Emerald stone is much higher than the price per carat of 1-carat Emerald stone of the same quality. This is due to the rarity of good quality stones of bigger sizes.
Treatment- Emeralds are normally oiled to retain their life and moisture content. The use of colorless oiling is traditional and acceptable (in fact recommended) for Emeralds. But sometimes, treatments such as colored oiling, dyeing, fracture filing, etc are used to enhance the color and/or clarity of Emeralds. These treatments are not acceptable and must be disclosed to the customer. Treated stones do not provide any astrological benefits as treatments alter the properties of the stone making them lose their powers. So, it is wise to buy a certified Emerald stone with a laboratory report that mentions if any treatment is present. It even mentions if colorless oiling has been used to store the gemstone. This certificate will also ensure the quality, origin, color and cut of the stone.