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You should know before buying Emerald Gemstone
Emerald gemstone is known as ‘Panna’ in Hindi. It is a gemstone for the planet ‘Mercury’ and is of green color. Emerald gemstone is the green to a greenish-blue variety of a mineral species called beryl. Emerald gems is a stone of wisdom, increasing memory and gives mental clarity. If a gemstone is a very light-colored green then it is known as ‘Green Beryl’ and only darker shades of green qualify to be classified as ‘Emerald’. A Fine and good quality emerald is characterized by a pure verdant green hue and a high degree of transparency.
The first known emerald mines were in Egypt, dating back to about 330 BC. In modern times Colombia has become the world's largest producer and source of emeralds.
Vedic Rashis: Gemini and Virgo
Who should wear Emerald Gemstone?
Original Emerald gemstone is suitable for people with Taurus as Lagna. Mercury is the lord of the second and fifth house and is ‘yoga karaka for Taurus Lagna. Emerald brings fame & respect, monetary gains, the good fortune to the native.
Emerald is also auspicious for people with Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, and Aquarius as Lagna. In Taurus, Libra, and Aquarius signs, it gives much better results if it is worn along with diamond.
Benefits of Emerald Gemstone
Emerald gemstone is believed to be a booster for intellect, creativity, communications skills, fame, and finance for the person wearing it.
How to wear Emerald Gemstone?
Emerald gems should be worn preferably in silver. A night before wearing, the ring has to be purified by dipping in holy ‘Ganga Jal with raw milk or ‘Panchami. The next day morning one should offer ‘puja’ along with chanting the mantra "Om Bum Budhaaya Namah" 108 times and then wear the ring.
Day and time to wear: Any Wednesday of Shuklapaksh, after two hours of sunrise
Finger: Little finger of the right hand
Emerald Gemstone Price
The price range of the Emerald starts from Rs 800/- per carat. Depending on the quality, color, clarity, and carat, the Emerald per carat rate can be as high as 10-11 Lakhs per carat for a 5 carat Emerald.
1. Which origin is better for astrological results – Colombian or Zambian?
Colombian emeralds are considered to be the best as per Vedic astrology due to their good clear green color and hue.
2. When choosing Panna gemstone, what should I value more – color or clarity?
The color of the gemstone carries more value as compared to its clarity if it to be used for astrological purposes. Since Emerald is used both as an astrological gemstone and as part of the ornament, hence its clarity is of more significance for jewelry purposes.
3. In which finger can I wear emerald?
As per Vedic astrology, an emerald ring should be worn on the little finger of the right hand for best astrological results.
Emerald Gemstone Quality
Following are the suggested features that one should consider while buying Emerald Gemstone:-
Panna mines are there throughout the world, but the main sources are Colombia, Zambia, and Brazil. Colombian Emeralds gemstone should be the first choice while buying, however, Zambian emeralds may also be considered, though it is the second choice.
Dark Green or blue-green beryl (mineral) is called emerald. The best emerald colors are blueish-green to pure green.
Usually, Emeralds contain three types of inclusions – solid crystals, liquid films, and gaseous bubbles. Almost 99% of emeralds have inclusions. Pure and clear emeralds are very rarely found and hence are very costly.