"Emerald green" is a ubiquitous color because it is reflective of the most beautiful rare green gem stone, the emerald. Its color is so intense that the name “emerald green" stirs up images of the world's most beautiful tropical waters. In fact, the name “emerald" originally comes from the Sanskrit word marakata, meaning “green".
The finest emeralds come from Columbia, but fine emeralds are also found in Zambia, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Russia. Emeralds have also been found in North Carolina and in Yukon, Canada. Synthetic emeralds are also produced.
The emerald is associated with the goddess Venus, and is said to preserve love. If you are concerned about your partner remaining faithful, giving him or her an emerald is said to prevent indiscretions. In some cultures emeralds were said to be stones that enable prophecy, while in other cultures they were said to bring reason adn wisdom to their bearer (and perhaps those are the qualities that enable prophecy). The emerald's mystical power is said to be strongest in the Spring.
Emeralds are said to have healing properties for the physical heart as well as the emotional heart. Indeed, emotional stress takes its toll on the physical body, but emeralds relieve that stress, allowing healing to occur.
If you are living with the fear of losing your partner's affection, and with the accompanying stress that brings, the deep and vivid healing green of the emerald may soothe your heartache while it works to preserve your love.
Forest Harper is a longtime practitioner of gemstone therapy and crystal healing. She lives in the wilderness of enchanting British Columbia, surrounded by nature's majestic wonders. For more on her gemstone expertise visit http://www.gem-meanings.blogspot.com