Emerald was used by the ancient Egyptians as a stone of protection, fertility and rebirth for over 6000 years. The emerald has also been prized by many cultures through time. The earliest reference to emeralds in Western literature come from Aristotle. He was a great fan of the gemstone and wrote that owning an emerald increases the owner’s importance in presence and speech during business, gives victory in trials, helps settle litigation, and comforts and soothes eyesight.
According to Indian mythology, the name emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as “marakata,” meaning “the green of growing things.” The emerald holds the energy of the Green Ray which is the color of representation for the Heart Chakra and the bliss of love. It is, without doubt, the strongest example of the healing green ray energy. Use Emerald to bring love, loyalty, unity and wisdom to your life.