These beautiful Emerald Crystals come from Brazil. They are infused with a silvery inclusion that may be a type of Mica. My supplier calls them White Emeralds - but not because of the colour. They are definitely green as you'd expect them to be. There is a brightness and lightness to these crystals that helps me to understand why he calls them that. Some of the crystals actually do look white at certain moments in certain lights. It's quite magical.
Emeralds is known to have been a stone to humans for thousands of years. Records show that Emeralds were offered for sale in Babylon as early as 4,000 b.c. Aristotle was said to be the first to make reference to Emerald in western literature. He stated that Emerald increases the owner’s importance in presence and in speech during business, gives victory in trials and settles litigation, and comforts and soothes eyesight. Emerald was well known as a stone to soothe and restore the sight. Early lapidaries who cut and engrave fine gems knew this well as they had no better method of restoring their eyes than by looking at the Emerald. The first and only source of Emerald for the ancients was Egypt. The stones were known to be small and heavily flawed. It was worn in ancient times to draw the tree and plant energies to themselves.
Emerald vibrates to the number 4 and is the astrological sign - Taurus, Gemini, Aries. Emerald is a form of Beryl and shares its attributes. Beryl encourages initiative and independence in thought and action. It stimulates activity, adaptability and vitality. It promotes the will to succeed even when one’s courage fails and helps you to see it through to completion. Emerald is a stone of love. It is said that if you want to bring love into your life, buy an Emerald and charge it with your need and intent through visualization and medication (perhaps while placing it near a green candle) After this, wear or carry it close to your heart so that it cannot be seen by others. The ancient Egyptians called the Emerald ‘the lover's stone’ as it was said to increase love and bring fertility. History is filled with references to Emerald’s power in love. Emerald enhances the memory and stimulates greater mental capacity. It helps to combine intelligence with discernment, so that the ‘right’ choices can be made. Emerald can help to motivate us to action with intensity and focus. It can be used to eliminate negativity from our life and bring forth positive actions. Emerald is said to bring beneficial consequence to legal affairs.
Emerald is a naturally radiated crystal. These are crystals which have been exposed to electromagnetic radiation in their natural growth process and have not only survived, but have become more valuable because of it. These crystals will strengthen the auric field and stabilize the physical system in order to provide protection against the present damaging effects of nuclear radiation. Emerald is the best stone to use to relieve suffering due to exposure of excess radiation. Its deep green ray penetrates into all levels of the body, heart and mind, while helping to heal and rejuvenate damaged cells and tissues. Emerald is a good stone to take along while traveling through areas that are known to have nuclear plants or toxic waste products. Worn over the heart chakra, Emerald will strengthen the thymus gland which will fortify the immune system for increased protection and healing.
These Emerald crystals range in size from 1/2" to 1". I will listen for the one who is singing for you.