Happy Birthday, MAY!
Did you know? Emeralds have been a prized gemstone since ancient times. Emeralds were popular with ancient Egyptians, and have been found buried with mummies. Emeralds also held popularity in ancient Rome, but it is thought that these "Emeralds" may have actually been Peridot.
Like most colored gemstones, almost ALL Emeralds are treated to enhance their natural beauty. These treatments include oils and resins that camoflauge surface cracks and make the stone more transparent. due to this possible treatment, you should NEVER put your Emerald in an ultrasonic cleaning machine. It could destroy your stone!
Of course, you should beware of faux Emeralds, but there is also what's called a composite Emerald, in which chunks of glass or other inexpensive materials are combined with a small, valuable Emerald stone. The only way to tell if you are looking at a composite Emerald is with a microscope. Your jeweler should disclose this information, so it's important to have a jeweler that you trust.
The sacred stone of Venus, Emeralds strengthen and preserve love and open lines of communication. Emeralds can also be used increase clairvoyance and memory and to enhance truthfulness and faith. A universal symbol of hope and prophecy, Emeralds can assist in bringing wisdom and reason.
Highest during a spring full moon, the powers of Emerald can help to strengthen the eyes and heart, and boost the immune and nervous systems.
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