Composition: Emerald is a green and transparent gemstone of the highest rank,
second in value only to Ruby. It is chemically composed to silica 67-85%,
alumina 17-95%, beryllium 12.4%, magnesia 0.9%, soda 0.07%, water 1.665 and
organic matter 12%. Its specific gravity is 2.75, hardness 7.5 to 8 and is
brittle. Out of the seven colours of the rainbow, it emits green cosmic rays.
Benefits: It makes the eyes cool very soon. Emerald has the power to cure all
sorts of eye troubles, ear troubles, headache, forgetfulness, epilepsy,
insanity, stammering, hysteria, nervous breakdown, food poisoning, hernia,
hysteria, and asthma and stomach disorders.
Who should wear: Newly married couple should not wear Emerald. It as it reduces
sexual hunger and passion and brings impotency.
Persons born in Gemini, Virgo, Leo or Libra ascendant may wear emerald if
Mercury is well placed in the horoscope but is retrograde, weak or afflicted or
conjoined or accepted by malefic or debilitated.
Green emerald ensures success to persons in trade connected with money, banking
and financial business, cashiers, accounts, shares, stock market, publishers,
bank officials, chartered accountants, company secretary, computer programmers,
tax collectors, lawyer, journalists, newspapers magnets, insurance etc. All
intellectuals should wear emerald provided Mercury occupies quadrants and
triangles, as it energizes the brain and keeps the brain cells active and
Substitute: Its substitute is Onyx but its weight should be twice than that of
emerald. Aquamarine, Peridot and Kinney stone are other substitutes.
Compatibility: It may be noted that Pearl is the antidote of emerald. It means
one should wear Pearl instead of emerald if Mercury is adversely placed of
afflicted or Mercury occupies the 6th or 8th house or is conjoined with Rahu or
Mars. Pearl should be advised provided Moon is well placed in the birth chart.
If Mercury and Moon both are suitably placed in the birth chart emerald and
Pearl may be worn together. Emerald and ruby can be worn together but emerald
should not be worn with coral, gomed and cat’s eye.
How to wear: It is worn in small finger or left hand on Wednesday morning after
proper purification within 48 minutes of Sunrise. It may also be worn during
Aslesha, Jyestha or Revati Nakshatra. Mostly emerald is worn in the small finger
but it may also be worn in the ring finger and middle finger. These fingers are
of Sun and Saturn who are friends of Mercury.