Emerald Meaning and Benefits


~ May Birthstone ~ Properties ~ Emerald Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~


For all those born in the month of May, your Birthstone is Emerald.

It is also one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign of Taurus,
between Apr 21 and May 20.


Emerald Meaning – General Information.

Emerald is the green variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminium silicate mineral that is coloured by trace amounts of chromium and/or vanadium. It has a Mohs hardness of 7.5–8. Emerald is a cyclosilicate and occurs in colours ranging from yellow-green to blue-green. Unfortunately, most Emeralds have poor resistance to breakage.

The name Emerald derives via Old French as esmeraude and Middle English as emeraude. Also, from Vulgar Latin as esmaralda/esmaraldus, a variant of the Latin smaragdus. It also descends from Ancient Greek: σμάραγδος smaragdos meaning “green gem” from a Semitic language.


Emerald Meaning – History

Emerald has caused fascination and reverence in many cultures for over six thousand years. It was selling in the markets of Babylon in as early as 4,000 B.C. The Incas and the Chaldeans worshipped it and the Chaldeans also believed it contained a goddess. Throughout time major religions have highly honored it for its spiritual power and beauty. Ancient Egyptians, considered it to be a symbol of eternal life. It was a gift from Thoth, the ancient god of wisdom, and was a favorite stone of Queen Cleopatra. The Emerald mines in Upper Egypt were rediscovered a hundred years or so ago and are among the oldest in the world; Named Cleopatra’s mines, because of her love of the stone.

Emeralds were talismans of Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, and the moguls of India. They’ve adorned the royal jewels and crowns of many countries for centuries. Fabulous collections and stunning Emerald gems are still treasured and displayed by the rich and famous today. Emerald is one of the stones in the first row of the breastplate of Aaron, the Jewish High Priest.

Throughout time, Emerald has been known as a symbol of truth and love. In ancient Greece and Rome, Emerald was the chosen gemstone of the goddess Venus, the purveyor of love and hope. It is associated with sight. As well as for providing intuition and insight and revealing future events and truths.


Emerald Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.

Emerald is considered to be a ‘Stone of Love’. This is because its green colour represents vitality, as well as new beginnings, and the spring season. Also, known as the ‘stone of successful love’, it enhances domestic bliss, bringing unconditional love and loyalty, along with unity, partnership and promotes friendship and peace.

For this reason, it’s the perfect crystal to represent happy new beginnings, love and an eternal relationship. Emerald can also represent a faithful relationship and a strong natural connection with a partner. It is an excellent stone for reviving passion and interest.

While it is calming on the mind and emotions, it also has an invigorating effect on thought, reflection, and philosophy. It is excellent for activating artistic creativity, as well as for bringing focus and intensity to your lifework. Emerald assists with the development and appreciation of spiritual gifts. Bliss is a keyword for Emerald and it is also a stone of inspiration and infinite patience.

It provides noteworthy support in the workplace, it also increases mental acuity, strengthens memory, and inspires fluency in speech. It rouses success in business and is well-known for its assistance in areas of legal affairs, trials and litigation.

Emerald conveys soothing mental and emotional equilibrium, making it very beneficial for stimulating cooperation and understanding, especially within a group of people. Emerald gives you the strength of character to overcome life’s misfortunes. It can provide regeneration and recovery, as well as lifting depression and providing peace.


Emerald Meaning – Healing.

Emerald conveys a pleasing rejuvenating quality, thought to combat aging and to re-vitalize tired organs. It is a healer of the physical heart, and may be beneficial in treating the lungs, liver, gall bladder, kidneys and pancreas, as well as the spine and muscular system. It aids recovery after infectious illness, and may also assist in healing malignant conditions

Emerald may improve vision and it is also one of the best crystals for treating the eyes. It may also ward off epilepsy, avert fever, headaches, allergies and sinusitis. May also relieve eczema, rashes and skin irritations. Emerald may help to increase fertility and for support during childbirth. It is also helpful in relieving claustrophobia.



Tips for using Emerald.

  • Wear or carry an Emerald, out of sight, near the heart to attract romantic love.
  • Hold an Emerald for five minutes a day to bring rapid recall of facts.
  • Keeping an Emerald nearby provides a significant benefit in occupations requiring visionary insight.
  • Use Emerald to enhance your memory and to stimulate greater mental capacity.
  • Hold an Emerald to inspire inner knowingness and broaden vision.
  • An Emerald eye bath is soothing to the eyes and will help to alleviate eye infections.
  • Drink an Emerald elixir to soothe intestinal gas.
  • To bring back an estranged love, speak the words you wish to say holding an Emerald close to your lips, and seal it in an envelope. If it’s appropriate, send it to the person with a message.
  • Carry or wear an Emerald to promote self-esteem.
  • Use Emerald to activate your artistic creativity.
  • Place close-by to stimulate cooperation and understanding within a group meeting.


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© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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