Alternate Names & Spellings for Emerald: "Stone of Successful Love", "Poet's Gemstone"


Keywords: Love, Enjoy Life to the Fullest, Prosperity

Emerald has long been a popular precious gem stone, lending its name to the bright shade of green called emerald.

Spiritual and Psychic Lore

Emerald is a stone that is used in crystal work to bring forth manifestation. This manifestation can be in the form of prosperity and abundance. When working with emerald for manifestation, as with all such efforts be certain to be very clear what you desire to have manifested or the Universe may surprise you.

Emerald is a stone that is well used for intuitive awareness, meditation, and spirituality.  As a stone which can increase spiritual awareness, it can help realize Divine love. For meditation, it is excellent to use with rhythmic breathing. Emerald is also used to remove barriers to spiritual growth and thus raise consciousness. Emerald can increase psychic and intuitive awareness, particularly in the area of clairvoyance. It is said to "grant all knowledge of past, present and future"

Emerald is consider a strong stone of protection. In particular it is said to protect travelers and protect all from magicians, as well as protect from harmful spirits. Emerald is also used in exorcism of the possessed.

Emerald is used in business spells to increase sales as well as to improve the public image of the company.

Emerald is used to stabilize the astral body and cleanse the energy of all levels of the subtle body.

Mental and Emotional Properties

Emerald is a classic stone of love and romance, and is reputed to bring both passion and domestic bliss with unconditional love. It is also said to be a stone that brings balance within relationships, as well as friendship. In the event of heartbreak, emerald is used to heal the heartbreak and put one back on the path to love.

As a stone of serenity, emerald is said to be helpful for healing abuse issues and trauma.  It also dispels negativity and brings patience with those - including one's self- who struggle with issues stemming from past pains. Though emerald is also a stone for memory of all kinds, it can take the abuse or trauma memories and help put them in perspective as past events that need not affect today's life. It is also used in crystal healing to ease guilt and soothe emotions, and to bring hope, forgiveness, and compassion.

Emerald is a stone of inspiration. It is said to help increase expression and communication. Emerald also brings and enhances faith and harmony, promoting truthfulness and honesty. In these ways it is used to increase cooperation in groups.

Emerald brings and enhances harmony, joy, memory, and faith. It also benefits  intellect, communication, decision making, and promotes truthfulness and honesty, seeing past the superficial.

Physical Conditions Properties

Physically, emerald is said in crystal healing and folklore to be helpful for adrenal glands, diabetes, fibromyalgia, headaches, heart issues, insomnia, muscle problems, nervous system ailments, antidote to poison, epilepsy, joints, nervous system, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, muscular system, soothe eyes, cataracts, infectious illness, rheumatism, diabetes, malignant conditions, lower body temperature, insomnia, immune system, stop unwanted nocturnal emissions, ease paranoia, schizophrenia, any severe mental illness.

Emerald is said to align the subtle bodies leading to healing and general wellness. Please note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. 

Related Chakras & Correspondences

Emerald is associated with the heart chakra primarily, and sometimes secondarily with the solar plexus chakra. Emerald is associated with the archangels Raphael, Haniel, Raziel and Jophiel. It corresponds to the number 4 and the zodiac signs Aries, Gemini, and Taurus.  Dietes said to be related to emerald are Isis, Venus, and Vishnu.

Other Information

Emeralds almost always have inclusions, which in this stone is not considered a flaw. In fact, it is considered very suspicious if a stone larger than a few millimeters has no flaws which usually indicates an impostor or simulant stone. In order to give emeralds a better appearance they are often oiled or irradiated, which is considered a standard practice.

"Red Emerald" is actually red Beryl also known as Bixbite.

 Rock Lore & Tidbits: 

Hardness (Mohs): 7.5 - 8
Color(s):  Green
Transparency:  Transparent to Opaque
Lustre: Vitreous
Common / Notable Locations:  Columbia, Brazil, North Carolina USA

Emerald is a type of Beryl and has the properties of Beryl as well.

Rough Emerald Crystals Example

Rough Emerald Crystals Example


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Hattip to PEOPLE and the additional resources on Emerald below for select metaphysical, spiritual healing and/or mineral information.

Mindat, Gemdat, Minerals.net, Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall
The Pocket Book of Stones by Robert Simmons, Crystal Wisdom by Dolfyn, Love Is In The Earth LIITE Fantastic by Melody, Crystal Therapy: How to Heal and Empower Your Life with Crystal Energy by Doreen Virtue, Crystals Pocket Guide Vol. 2 by Maryann George, Gem Elixirs and Vibrational Healing Volume I by Gurudas

Views expressed on external links may or may not align with my views, and I can not be responsible for any views they express or changes they make. Some links may be affiliate links to books or items I feel are useful regarding this stone.

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