Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl, colored by trace amounts of chromium and/or sometimes vanadium. Beryl has a hardness of 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale. Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor. The highest quality emerald comes from Colombia, where in the past, wars have been fought over the stone. Emerald has been known since ancient times, and is mentioned in the bible, and found at archaeological sites from South America to Egypt.

– Associated with the Heart chakra, zodiac signs of Taurus, Aries & Gemini & vibrates to the number 4.

– Purest form of heart chakra color energy of love and compassion, which reflects one’s Divine nature.
– Helps one live and act from the heart, and not be misled by ideas that sound reasonable but not truly heart-centered.
– Heals heartbreak.
– Reminds one to give love to others and self.
– Attune one’s pattern to abundance and prosperity.
– Stone of courage to help one move forward on the ‘path with heart,’ regardless of threat or danger.
– Alleviates heaviness in the emotional field.
– Brings energy of hope, encouragement, gentleness, and abundance into one’s auric field.
– Clears patterns of victimization, abandonment, and rejection of personal power.
– Helps us view everything in our lives with love, compassion, and acceptance, and display this care for others without fear of vulnerability.
– Removes thoughts of unworthiness and scarcity.
– Assists the heart in recovering from all manner of imbalances or dis-ease.

Hardness: 7.5-8 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 2.67-2.78
Refractive Index: 1.565-1.602