The emerald is a green stone, a magical talisman.

Babylonian astrologers connected this stone with the sign of Cancer. In the European tradition with astrological subject the emerald belongs to the constellation of Taurus. It corresponds to the earth element. The emerald was dedicated to Venus. It is the stone of June. The emerald as a mineral belongs to a group of beryl. Its stones are aquamarine similar to beryl and heliodor. The emerald is the rarest and the most expensive. It is used in the manufacture of jewellery. Emeralds and diamonds have the same market price. The oldest mine of emeralds was discovered by the first Egyptian Pharaoh. It was situated in the Arabian desert, on the watershed between the Nile and the Red Sea. Out of all the precious stones queen Cleopatra considered the emerald to be the only worthy of her beauty.

Even her image was carved on the stone of the emerald. An Arab camp, where thousands of slaves worked, had become known as "Cleopatra's Emerald Mine." Many legends tell that the emerald has become the most precious treasure in the collection of many rulers. A great lover of emeralds was the Queen of Sheba, and the emperor Nero used special lenses made of emerald to watch the gladiators fight.

To the Incas the emerald was revered as a sacred stone on a par with gold. The Peruvians used the green stone as a talisman, which had special magical power.

The Brazilian Indians called the emerald "Tepostonom" - the son of the mountain. The legend of the Inca religion tells of a giant emerald that had the size of an ostrich egg.

In Russia, a mine of emeralds was discovered in the Urals, on the bank of the river by a farmer named Maxim Kozhevnikov in 1831. The emerald produces in the soul a sense of peace. It symbolizes spring, fertility, youth, freshness, life, joy, hope, memories. The emerald was used in medicine as a remedy for fever and leprosy. In India, the emerald was a talisman against evil spirits. The emerald is the stone dedicated to people who are devoted to the art. It serves as a source of inspiration for poets, artists and musicians. In medieval Europe the emerald was assigned as a prize winner in the race of bards. Pushkin has also discovered the magic of the emerald: the emerald served him as a talisman necessary for his work. To this stone Pushkin dedicated a poem: "Keep me, my talisman ..."

Like many other stones, the emerald also has its positive and negative characteristics.

In ancient times it was believed that the emerald reflected all what was secret, and it was able to understand the future. Placed under the tongue, the emerald gives man the gift of prophecy. It banishes bad dreams, because it breaks free from insomnia, it strengthens the human heart and eliminates all evil spirits. The emerald should be embedded in gold to be able to save its owner from dangers. It is also important to know that the emerald does not tolerate lie and hypocrisy. Such people will always be accompanied with misfortune and disease.


Opal - Opal is a precious stone of wisdom and friendship. Because of the colors of the rainbow this stone is venerated as a symbol of hope.

Jade - is also considered to be a stone of eternal love. A jade butterfly is a guarantee of eternal happiness in love.

Sapphire - Sapphire is a stone of fidelity, a symbol of chastity and modesty, which brings divine grace, happiness and peace.

Hyacinth - Hyacinth also has the ability to improve memory and increase the level of intelligence. Hyacinth is also considered to be a stone of sadness and pain.

The turquoise stone - It is a symbol of happy love and a happy family life.

Onyx - According to legend, in the temple of Jerusalem, the wall of Solomon had the windows that penetrated enough light, because they were made of this stone.

The ruby - is a symbol of authority and power, and in love this stone brings a burning passion.

Garnet - This stone has long been considered as an amulet or a stone of lovers, a symbol of love, friendship or affection.

Topaz - In ancient times it was believed that topaz could bring luck in business, and could make someone rich.

Lapis Lazuli - is a stone of sincerity and friendship. This mineral is also called the stone of heaven.

Chalcedony - In the East the ancients attributed to this stone a property to protect life from death and disease, to bring love and happiness

Tourmaline - It is believed that tourmaline is a spiritual stone; it is able to develop creative abilities and protect artists from all sorts of dangers.

Chrysoberyl - gives peace and peace of mind, strengthens family relationships. It is suitable for people looking for marriage

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