Natural Properties of Emerald ( पन्ना ) Gemstone
Emerald is chemically known as beryllium aluminum silicate and has a hexagonal crystal structure. The color of this gemstone is usually green, but it is sometimes also found in a bluish-green form. This green color is due to the presence of small amounts of chromium compounds in its crystal structure. Its hardness is somewhere between 7.5 – 8.0 and its specific gravity falls in the range of 2.62 – 2.90. Its refractive index is between 1.57 – 1.60.
For gemstone therapy, astrologers generally advise the concerned person to wear a stone that is at least 4 carat in weight.
Emerald is the divine stone of Goddess Venus. It is also known as “The Healer’s Stone” because it is capable of bringing emotional, physical, and spiritual balance to its native. It is because of so many benefits that emerald has always been a popular gemstone.
Traditionally, Emerald stones are believed to benefit the wearer by enhancing contentment and the apparent power to perceive things that otherwise cannot be sensed.