Emerald, the green variety of the mineral beryl, is the most famous and favored green gemstone.
Its beautiful green color, combined with durability and rarity, make it one of the most valuable gemstones.
Beryl also contains other, lesser known gem varieties, such as aquamarine and heliodor. Pure beryl is white;
emerald’s green color is caused by chromium impurities (and occasionally by vanadium impurities).
Deep green is the most desired color in emeralds. The paler the color of the emerald, the lesser its value.
Pale emeralds are not called emeralds, but “green beryl”. They are sometimes heat-treated, in which they become aquamarine.
Emeralds are notorious for their flaws. Flawless stones are very uncommon, and are noted for their great value.
Some people actually prefer an emerald with very minute flaws over a flawless emerald, as this proves authenticity of the stone.
Many emerald flaws can be hidden by treating the emeralds with oil. Newer, more effective fracture-filling techniques are also practiced.
Irradiation of some emerald gems is somewhat effective in removing certain flaws.
A rare, prized form of emerald, found only in the Muzo mining district of Colombia, is a very unusual form of this gem.
This emerald, known as “Trapiche emerald” is characterized by star-shaped rays that emanate from its center in a hexagonal pattern.
These rays appear much like asterism, but, unlike asterism, they are not caused by light reflection from tiny parallel inclusions, but by black carbon impurities that happen to form in the same pattern.Emerald may develop internal cracks if banged hard or if subject to extreme temperature change.
Emeralds that were treated to mask internal flaws should never be cleaned with an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, nor should they be washed with soap. These practices will remove the oil and expose the hidden internal flaws.
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Suitability Of Emerald According To Ascendants
Emerald is the gemstone of Mercury. Emerald should be worn by those in whose nativities Mercury is lord of auspicious house. If Mercury is well placed, wearing of emerald will enhance the good effects of Mercury. If Mercury' is afflicted in any way, wearing of emerald will neutralize the evil effects and afford protection against them.
For the Aries Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 3rd and 6th houses. Wearing of an emerald by the natives of this Ascendant is not advisable. It can be worn, if necessary, only in the major period of Mercury if he be in his own sign In the 3rd or the 6th.
For the Taurus Ascendant Mercury being the lord of the 2nd and 5th houses (5th house is a trine) is a very beneficial planet. He acts like a yoga karaka By wearing emerald, the native will get harmony in the family, gains of wealth, intelligence, happiness in regard to children, name, fame, good fortune and success in competitive examinations and ventures. The quantum of beneficial effects will be more pronounced in the major period of Mercury. The native will become more prosperous if he wears emerald with diamond, the gemstone of the lord of this Ascendant.
For the Gemini Ascendant Mercury is lord of the Ascendant and the 4th house. The natives of this Ascendant can wear emerald as a protective charm throughout their life. By wearing emerald, the native will enjoy good health, gains of wealth and his longevity will be prolonged. He will get happiness from the mother's side, success in the sphere of education, peace of mind, gain of landed and house property, comforts of conveyance and domestic happiness. The quantum of good effects will be more pronounced in the major period of Mercury.
For the Cancer Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 3rd and the 12th houses. It is, generally, not advisable for the natives of this Ascendant to wear emerald. It can, however, be worn if at all necessary, in the major period of Mercury, if he be in his own sign in the 3rd or the 12th.
For the Leo Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 2nd and 11th [both wealth giving houses). By wearing emerald in the major period of Mercury, the natives of this Ascendant will enjoy harmonious relations in the family and get abundant gains of wealth, name and fame. It can be worn outside the major period of Mercury if he is not well placed in the horoscope or is afflicted in any other way.
For the Virgo Ascendant Mercury is lord of the Ascendant and the 10th house. Therefore, the natives of this Ascendant can always wear emerald. Emerald will ensure good health, long life, success and promotion in professional ventures, favours from government, respect, honours name and fame. Emerald will prove significantly beneficial in the major period of Mercury.
For the Libra Ascendant Mercury Is lord of 9th (a trine) and 12th houses. The lordship of a trine makes Mercury quite auspicious for this Ascendant. We are of the view if the natives find it necessary to always wear emerald, they should wear it along with diamond, the gemstone of Venus. The quantum of beneficial effects will be more pronounced in the major period of Mercury.
For the Scorpio Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 8th and the 11th houses. Mercury is an enemy of Mars, the lord of this Ascendant. Still if Mercury be in his own sign in the 11th or if as lord of the 11th be posited in the Ascendant, 2nd, 4th,5th or the 9th, emerald can be worn with advantage in the major period of Mercury. Wearing of emerald will get the native gains of wealth and improvement in his prosperity.
For the Sagittarius Ascendant Mercury Is lord of the 7th and 10th houses. Being a benefic, lordship of two Kendra’s makes him a victim of Kendra-adhipati Dosha. Still if Mercury be in the 10th in his own sign in the 10th (causing BhadraYoga), Ascendant, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th,11th,the native will get beneficial results, if emerald is worn in the major period of Mercury. He will then have gains of wealth and will achieve success and promotion In his professional sphere. If Mercury as lord of the 10th is posited in the 6th, 8th or 12th, wearing of emerald will neutralize the consequent evil effects of such disposition.
For the Capricorn Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 6th and the 9th (a trine) houses. Mercury is, therefore, considered a beneficial planet for this Ascendant. Mercury is also a friend of Saturn, the lord of this Ascendant. Emerald will, therefore, yield immense gain to the native if It is worn with diamond, the gemstone of the Venus lord of the 5th and 10th (thereforeyogakaraka). The quantum of beneficial effects will be more pronounced if emerald is worn In the major period of Mercury.
For the Aquarius Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 5th (a trine) and 8th houses. Being lord of a trine. Mercury is treated as a functional benefic for this Ascendant. Emerald will prove very useful if it is worn during the major period of Mercury. Here again Venus being lord of the 4th and 9th houses, Is a yoga karaka for this Ascendant. It will, therefore, prove very advantageous if emerald is worn along with diamond, the gemstone of Venus. Emerald could also be worn with advantage by the natives of Capricorn and Aquarius Ascendants along with blue sapphire, the gemstone of Saturn, the lord of these two Ascendants.
For the Pisces Ascendant Mercury is lord of the 4th and 7th houses (both quadrants). He, therefore, suffers from Kendra-adhipatJ Dosha. Emerald can be worn if Mercury be in his own sign in the 4th, or he be in the Ascendant, 2nd 5th, 9th, 10th or 1lth. Emerald can be worn in the major period of Mercury. As Mercury is a strong maraka (killer) for this Ascendant, it would not be advisable for those who are seriously ill and who are in their old age or those in whose birth chart short life is indicated, to wear emerald even in the major period of Mercury and even if Mercury be in the 7th in his own sign.
Emerald should be worn in a gold or silver ring in the little finger of the right hand on a morning of a Wednesday of Shukla Paksha. after performing the usual rituals. Emerald should be of at least 3 carats.
Important—Emerald should not be worn along with pearl and red coral.
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