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The beautiful, deep green of an emerald is an unmistakable sight. Used for thousands of years in decorative jewelry and ritualistic items, it’s not surprising that it is useful for more than just looking pretty.
In this guide we will explore the healing properties of emeralds, and how to get the most out of this beautiful stone.
What is an Emerald?
Let’s get back to basics. Emeralds are the gemstone-quality manifestation of the mineral known as beryl. They are found throughout Africa, Asia, and South America, and used in each continent for thousands of years by the communities that inhabited them.
In order for the mineral beryl to be classified as emerald it must display this characteristic deep green hue, caused by the chromium and vanadium within the compound.
Emerald is thought to work closely with the Heart Chakra, and is known as a stone of love.
When used in meditation or worn on the body it helps to balance the Heart Chakra, while also supporting the cardiovascular system, helping to ensure the heart remains healthy and powerful.
Benefits of Emerald
The connection between emerald and the heart chakra is where its power lies. Love, romance, compassion and communication are the name of the game for emeralds, and it acts as a magnifying glass for feelings of love and passion. They are also great balancers, allowing us to feel harmony and a sense of equilibrium.
Emeralds help to amplify psychic abilities, enabling their owner to draw on the wisdom of the universe and ancestors during times of hardship. People have even reported them acting as a conduit for clairvoyance, and they certainly help to open the mind, casting a wider net for psychic connections.
When we use emerald in relationships, both romantic and platonic, this is where we see it come into its own. It encourages us to talk openly, without reservation, about our hopes and dreams, and helps us to leave anger and preconceptions at the door when we enter into negotiations.
How to Use Emerald
The best thing about emeralds is their versatility. Worn on the body, displayed in significant places around the home, or placed on the heart chakra during meditation will all give this beautiful healing crystal an opportunity to shine.
When we wear emerald jewelry we show we are open to accepting love, and dishing it out in equal measure. When we wear it around people we love we are able to talk more openly about our hopes and dreams, but it facilitates difficult conversations, so it is especially useful in a workspace, helping to communicate effectively with coworkers.
If you want to use emerald healing crystals around the home, try placing it in rooms which are used with other people. This might be a family room such as a kitchen or living room, or in the bedroom you share with your partner.
And finally, to get the most concentrated effects of the emerald, try bringing it into your meditation practices, placing it on the heart chakra to heal any imbalances and bring your vibrations back to their natural frequency.
Introducing a beautiful green emerald to our day to day life can help us in all aspects of love, communication, and romance. Why not give it a go and see how it can help you?