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Emeralds occur in a variety of green colours and are a highly valued gemstone. Emeralds are cut in a variety of different shapes, ranging from the traditional rectangular step-cut, known as the “emerald cut,” to rounds, ovals, squares and cabochons.


Emerald is the birthstone of Taurus (Bull): April 20 – May 20.

Wedding anniversary:

Emerald is the anniversary gemstone for the 20th, 35th and 55th year of marriage.

Healing ability:

This stone is not a replacement for traditional medical treatment, however emeralds are extensively used for physical and emotional healing. An Emerald has a refreshing soft green colour, which has healing powers for the eyes, and it is a good talisman for any eye trouble.

Spiritual power:

The emerald stone is said to eradicate any evil spirits, and to preserve the chastity of the wearer. The emerald is also said to bring wisdom, empower the owner with foresight into the future and is regarded as an amulet for good fortune.

The emerald gives faith, success in love and promotes constancy of mind, true friendship, and felicity in domestic life.


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