Moh’s hardness of 7.5. Color ranges from all types of shades of green. The Emerald is a beryl.
Emerald is a stone for love or romance – it helps to bring about joy to a relationship, helping to rekindle old flames. Emerald is a stone for the heart chakra, helping to open up love to one’s self – which is the true beginning to opening love in a relationship… Emerald is also considered a spring (season) stone – which is often times the time when love truly buds and grows! For any relationship having issues – try giving your lover an Emerald stone – don’t forget to cleanse and charge it first! – It’s also recommended to carry the stone with you for a few days before giving it to your lover, as the stone can then have both of your energies to keep the relationship faithful and lucky.
Emerald is also a stone for cleansing – helping to cleanse and open one’s higher mind, enabling communication to flow from the mind which not only aids communication with one’s self, but with others as well. For this reason, Emerald is also considered an intuition stone.
Healing wise, Emerald is also known to help with any cardiac issues – which goes along the lines of belonging to the heart chakra! It is also helpful for backaches. This stone is a high energy stone – enabling to energize and strengthen the heart and immune system.
Emerald is most powerful during the full moon – so do any cardiac or back or immune work during the full moon for the strongest affect.
Lore states that emerald can also help any issues of the eye by charging and cleansing the stone first – then on a night with the full moon, place the emerald in water overnight under the moon’s rays – then pour the water over the eyes the following day.
Birthstone for the month of May