Emerald: Meaning, Healing Properties, and Jewelry

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Top 3 Benefits of Emerald Crystals

  1. Promotes strong, faithful and mature relationships
  2. Strengthens self-love
  3. Attracts material stability

What Is Emerald Stone Good For?

Emerald is such a revered stone because of its rarity and sheer beauty. A fine Emerald is so rare that it can be valued more than a diamond. But aside from its beauty, the Emerald gemstone is also revered for its workings with the affairs of the heart.

Dubbed the “stone of successful love,” Emerald benefits our romantic and platonic relationships by infusing in them faithfulness, maturity and strengthened connections. This can be a direct result of Emerald meaning’s ability to strengthen self-love. Its ability to stimulate mental clarity gives us deeper emotional understanding of ourselves as we journey into the path of self-discovery.

A stabilizing force, Emeralds are also good for attracting good fortune, abundance and prosperity.

What Are the Healing Properties of Emerald?

Spiritual Healing Properties of Emerald:

In terms of the spirit, Emerald healing properties connects us to the Divine Love or the Divine Heart, the highest form of love. Through this connection we learn about unconditional love and the enlightened forms of love and compassion. This connection teaches us to have faith that love overcomes, and to be hopeful and trusting in goodness and unity in the world despite its flaws.

Emotional Healing Properties of Emerald:

Emotionally, Emerald meaning serves many purposes. For one, Emerald is a potent catalyst for self-love. Its healing properties help us tap into the Divine Love or Divine Heart, enabling us to journey into the path of self-discovery with compassion, forgiveness and gratitude. This teaches us to let love come and go freely in our lives with a sense of security, peace and understanding. Such a stone can be extremely beneficial for those going through heartache.

Furthermore, its potency for developing strong self-love makes it unsurprising that another result of the Emerald gemstone is faithful, mature and strongly connected relationships, both in terms of the platonic and the romantic nature. In fact, its ability to support strong friendships can lay the groundwork for a deep romantic connection later on. While rubies connect with passionate love, the Emerald gemstone tunes in to mature love and domestic happiness. Indeed, Emerald benefits even include fertility.

In addition, Emerald benefits our emotional wellbeing by giving us a sense of security and abundance especially when we are experiencing poverty. Emeralds also equip us with emotional and mental grit needed to attain wealth.

Mental Healing Properties of Emerald:

In terms of our mental well-being, Emerald meaning promotes mental clarity, focus and enhanced memory. This sharpens our both our intellect and emotional intelligence, which is useful in the workplace. With Emerald’s energy around, there is increased harmony within a team, improved performance and creativity. A sharpened memory also makes this stone useful for public speaking.

Emerald, Zodiac Signs, Birthstone

Emerald meaning is the birthstone for those born in May, making it the birthstone of some Taurus and Geminis. Its rich green color is associated with vitality, abundance, new beginnings, rebirth and the season of spring. Special benefits for May babies from Emerald’s energies include a renewed vigor, good health and success in their endeavors.

Inherent in Taurus is the desire for stability and domesticity, which are all benefits the Emerald gemstone is known for. With Emerald’s energy harnessed, Taurus’ natural endurance, commitment and patience are amplified, bringing him or her prosperity, stability and security in his or her relationships and professional ventures.

Geminis will benefit from Emerald healing properties in terms of their relationships. Geminis are known to be fun-loving, flirty and spontaneous on one hand, and flaky and commitment-phobes on the other. Ironically, these people tend to seek for a “missing half”, which explains their perceived flirtatiousness. Emerald healing properties can help Geminis learn to develop more mature relationships with others and to dispel their fears towards commitment by teaching them to trust. Emeralds can also guide Geminis on the path towards self-discovery and learn to feel confident and whole on their own.

Aries and Libra are to zodiac signs that can also greatly benefit from Emerald’s healing properties. 

Aries is quickly taken by initial attraction when it comes to romance. They tend to be very forward and passionate when going after someone they like. Emeralds can help Aries in terms of love by slowing them down and facilitating their intensity. This helps Aries create deeper and longer-lasting relationships. Emeralds can also soothe Aries’ temper and help them become more gentle and forgiving.

For Libra, Emerald healing properties will greatly improve their self-love. Naturally social, Libras thrive when surrounded by people. However, they have a tendency to lose their identity in a group and may people-please. Emeralds can help Libras develop healthy personal boundaries so that they can give themselves the same love and compassion that they give to others. Strengthened self-love can also teach Libras the difference between being alone and being lonely, and that it is okay to spend time with our own selves.

Emerald and Planetary Connection

Emerald meaning is connected to Venus, planet and the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Venus affects both relationships and wealth. In fact, Venus is a benefic. Its presence in our charts indicate that good fortune is coming our way.

Because of its connection to Venus, Emerald healing properties are able to protect lovers from going astray by connecting them to the Divine Love. Doing so teaches couples the right way to love each other as well as the steps they must take in order to reach a deeper and more mature connection.

Emerald healing properties also opens our eyes to the universe’s beauty, enabling us to appreciate ourselves, others and our surroundings. Emerald’s connection to benefic Venusian energy also explains why it aids in fertility and in attracting material prosperity and abundance.

Emerald and The Elements

The element of water is a feminine (yin) energy associated with emotions and intuition. It brings about a sense of peace within the self and with others. Water is also deeply connected to healing.

Emerald’s energy is associated to the soothing properties of water. Like water, Emerald healing properties develop our emotional maturity, which is crucial in reaching a state of peace and healing. Emerald meaning enables us to become more forgiving towards ourselves and others. We learn to facilitate our own emotions and to intuit our loved one’s feelings and needs in order to improve our relationships. Our relationships become peaceful and our inner lives become more tranquil as negative emotions are resolved.

Emerald and Numerology

Numbers is a universal language that has been used by the ancients to understand the workings of the universe. In Numerology, the energy, or essence, of all matter and life forms is translated into numbers. We ourselves radiate a certain energy that can be translated into numbers. This number system can then be used to guide us in understanding our strengths and what part of us we need to work on.

Emerald meaning resonates with the number 4. In Numerology, number 4 symbolizes stability, security and solid foundations. Imagine a square with its 4 equal sides. Because there is balance in all areas, there is a sense of strength, stability and harmony.

4 is also like a rock. It is reliable and is not easily shaken. This energy resonates with tradition, hard work, grit and endurance. It hates frivolity and desires to do only what is wise and practical in order to reap real, tangible results. 4 resonates with the saying “slow and steady wins the race” and “hard work makes good magic”. 4 covers all bases before coming up with decisions in any aspect of their lives. This includes their love lives, careers, friendships and family life. Natural to 4 is to create a foundation and a home, and to thrive in steady, mature domestic bliss.

Thus, when we seek stability within ourselves; when we are building a family with our spouses; when we are desire to take a romantic relationship to the next level; or when we need the devotion, patience and endurance take ourselves all the way to the finish line in any personal or professional endeavor, we can use the power of Emeralds for help. Emerald’s number 4 energy can definitely guide us in discerning the wisest and most practical solutions to any important matters in our lives.

Emerald for Chakra Healing and Balancing

Emerald meaning is a powerful chakra stone for the Heart Chakra. When the Heart Chakra is balanced, we acknowledge the existence of love that flows around us and are able to give love as freely as we receive it. When our Heart Chakra is balanced, we have more control over our emotions and enjoy healthy, loving relationships with ourselves, with others and with nature.

In crystal therapy, use Emeralds to balance the Heart Chakra. By harnessing Emerald’s energies, we are empowered to engage in a journey of self-discovery towards self-love. Meditating with this crystal will teach us that the world simply mirrors what is inside us and that when we are full of love, the universe radiates this energy back to us.

Emeralds not only helps us understand our emotions but also gives us the mental clarity and emotional strength to understand what love really is and how to truly love someone in a way that is pure and selfless. It connects us to the Divine Love, enabling us to experience higher forms of love.

How to Activate Emerald’s Healing Properties

Who should wear Emerald regularly?

  • Those in the process of learning self-love and self-acceptance.
  • Those who want to create deeper and more meaningful relationships with others
  • Those who want to become more loving, understanding and compassionate
  • Those who are actively learning the art of gratitude in their daily lives
  • Those who are learning to live out ahimsa (do no harm to all living creatures, kindness to all beings)

Who should meditate with Emerald gemstone?

  • Those who are working on their self-love and self-appreciation
  • Those who are experiencing physical poverty and need to connect with the Source of abundance

How should you use Emeralds in crystal healing?

  • Place the Emerald over your chest where the Heart Chakra resides to heal any respiratory illness

Meditation with Emerald

Hold an Emerald stone as you focus your intention during meditation. You may also place it on your Heart Chakra as you lay down.

Imagine a bright green light starting from within your Heart Center. Imagine the green light expanding outside of your body, encompassing your entire body, then your room, then your house, then your city, then your country, then the Earth and beyond through the Universe.

As it expands, this green light connects you to all things in the Universe until you’ve reached Source (or God). Say to yourself such mantras as:

  • “I release the need to judge myself”
  • “I am enough”
  • “I respect and love all of me”
  • “Everything I need is within me already”
  • “Today, I put myself first”
  • “I forgive myself and am grateful for the lessons learned from my mistakes”
  • “God loves me; therefore, I deserve love from myself and others”

Crystals to Combine with Emerald to Strengthen Self-Love

The Law of Attraction, or the Law of the Universe, states that you receive what you put out in this world. The reason why self-love is so important is because the universe returns to us what we give it. If we are full of self-hate, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. Hate becomes manifested in all other aspects of our lives. For our dreams to become reality, we must learn to love and nurture ourselves first. For us to have loving relationships with others, we must have a loving relationship with ourselves too.

To strengthen Emerald healing properties for self-love, combine the crystal with these gemstones.

  • Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is known as the “stone of unconditional love”. Its energy helps us learn how to forgive ourselves for our flaws and to celebrate our personal victories, knowing that we are eternal students of life.

  • Malachite

Malachite is the “guardian of the heart” and protects it from negativity and destructive energies. It also helps free us from emotional baggage, which is needed to achieve self-acceptance and thus, self-love.

  • Rhodonite

Rhodonite clears out self-defeating thoughts and self-destructive behavior. Its energy helps us to become more merciful with ourselves and to deal with past wounds. Rhodonite also balances our yin and yang energies, creating in us a sense of harmony and tranquility. 

  • Amazonite

Amazonite teaches us how to set healthy boundaries with others. This helps us avoid being taken advantage of, and helps us create a firm sense of self. This is crucial in developing self-love and in creating healthy relationships with others.

  • Green Aventurine

Green Aventurine helps put things into perspective. Some people tend to become very self-critical and some tend to become haughty. With Green Aventurine, we become objective with ourselves. We learn to humbly accept where we need improvements and also to celebrate our strengths.

  • Carnelian

Carnelian is known as the “stone of confidence”. Carnelian unblocks the Sacral Chakra, which is the seat of our willpower and life force. When this is unblocked, we become confident in our abilities and self-worth.

  • Amethyst

Amethyst teaches us about love by connecting us to the spirit. It heightens our self-awareness and replaces fear and shame with faith.

Crystals to Pair with Emerald to Find Your Soulmate

Emeralds are very effective in taking our friendships to the next level. Pair Emeralds with these gemstones when you seeking for your soulmate and ideal life partner.

  • Jade

Jade attracts harmony in love and in life. This is why it is useful when you are seeking a potential partner who will bring balance and harmony to your life.

  • Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is useful in our search for our soulmate because it promotes deep communication between two lovers. With this gemstone’s energy, we will be able to talk openly and honestly with a potential lover and figure out if it is a perfect match.

Crystals to Pair with Emerald to Enhance Sex and Passion in a Relationship

Emeralds bring stability and faithfulness into a relationship. To complement this, you can pair Emeralds with these crystals to bring heat into the relationship.

  • Ruby

Ruby is known as the “stone for passionate love”. It’s blood red color represents life, vitality and vigor. Rubies are often used to ignite sensuality in lovers.

  • Red Jasper

Red Jasper increases stamina and strength, as well as awakens Kundalini energy. This energy is both highly spiritual and sexual, which will greatly improve sex and passion in a relationship. 

  • Red Garnet

Red Garnet is a love stone that balances the sex drive and boosts feelings of warmth, trust, devotion, sincerity and sexuality in a relationship.


Carnelian’s ability to unblock the Sacral Chakra not only increases our confidence but also our sensuality since the Sacral Chakra also seats our ability to enjoy the pleasures of life, include sex.

How to Use Emerald for Feng Shui

There are five elements in feng shui. Wood Energy, or the Wood Element, is one of the five. When the five elements are balanced, there is an optimal flow of chi energy. Harmony then is achieved at work, at home or in any other space or venue.

The Wood Energy is associated with new beginnings, growth and Spring. Young, flexible wood is associated with new beginnings, while old, sturdier wood is associated with family.

The reason why Wood Energy and Emerald healing properties resonate with each other is because green and brown are the colors that symbolize Wood Energy. Thus, placing Emeralds in the proper wood energy bagua will strengthen wood’s attributes in a space.

In traditional bagua feng shui, it is recommended that Emerald gemstones be placed in the Zhen (east) and Xun (southeast) bagua, which Wood is associated with. When placed in the Zhen bagua, Emeralds will strengthen the family as well as health. When placed in the Xun bagua, Emeralds with attract wealth, prosperity and blessings into the home or venue.

Emerald in Folklore and Ancient Times

Emeralds are so beautiful and rare that they have become the stuff of myths and legends. A favorite of the powerful and mighty since ancient times, Emeralds have been revered by empires, are associated with power and are always part of royal treasuries.

In the ancient times, Incans worshipped the stone while Chaldeans, a biblical kingdom, believed Emeralds housed Ishtar, the goddess of love and war. In the Arthurian legend, the Holy Grail, which is the cup believed to give eternal youth, the cup Jesus drank from during the Last Supper and the cup used to collect His blood during crucifixion, is also believed to be made from Emeralds.

In Ancient Egypt, Emeralds were used to improve fertility and for rebirth. They also ensured the health of the dead in the Afterlife by placing Emerald gemstones formed into scarabs over the hearts of mummies. The Queen Cleopatra herself was fascinated by Emeralds and had Emerald mines, which were discovered near the Red Sea.

The great Aristotle was also known to be fond of the stone. He wrote about its many healing properties, which included the soothing of the eyes, prevention of epilepsy in children and the improvement of oratory and litigation skills. In connection to its effects for soothing the eyes, it is said that Roman Emperor Nero would watch gladiator fights through an enormous transparent Emerald to soothe his eyes. 

In the Middle Ages, Emeralds were associated with chastity. Women wore Emerald jewelry to keep their chastity and to control passion and lust.

Legend has it that Hernando Cortes, a Spanish Conquistador and conqueror of Mexico, loaded the Aztec’s Emeralds into one of his ships on his way back to Spain. It was said that some of the Emeralds were the size of a man’s palm. However, the ship, along with the Emeralds, sank and was lost forever.

In the Middle East, verses from the Koran would be carved into the stone due to its power .In China, it is common to wear Emerald jewelry or use it to attract good fortune and good luck.

How Is Emerald Formed?

Emerald is a form of Beryl, a mineral formed from the combination of beryllium, silicon, oxygen and aluminum. The beryl family includes some of the rarest and most expensive gemstones and the most popular choices for jewelry. This includes Aquamarine, Red Beryl and Emeralds.

Emeralds are found in volcanic deposits and in the cracks and fractures of large metamorphic or granite rocks. Some can be found in gravels where they are refined into shiny pebbles by water. Emeralds are so rare because they only form under specific conditions, under the right temperature and pressure, and with a specific combination of minerals. These precious stones also form one molecule at a time. Chromium gives Emeralds their lush green color. When there is iron present, the Emerald becomes yellowish green in color.

Perfect, flawless Emeralds are often small and uncommon, making them very expensive. Most Emeralds have fractures or tiny mineral inclusions known as “jardin”. “Jardin”, which is French for garden, refers to the moss or branch like appearance of the inclusions. These inclusions and fractures can be quite faint that you will need to view the stone under a microscope to see them. In Mohs scale, Emeralds measure at 7.5 to 8, which means that they are more durable than most stones but softer than diamonds, which ranks 10 out of 10 on the Mohs scale.

Nowadays, the best Emeralds are sourced from Columbia, closely followed by Zambia. Brazil, Norway, South Africa, India, the USA, Pakistan, Tanzania, Canada and several part of the USSR also have huge quantities of these precious stones. However, the first Emerald mines date back to 2,000 BC in Southern Egypt.


Emerald meaning is all about love and stability. Emeralds can help those who desire to settle down such as lovers or young couples who are starting their families. Emeralds can help entrepreneurs who are starting their careers or even those in the middle of their careers but are in need of mental and emotional grit as a stabilizing force. But most importantly, Emerald’s benefit that resonates with everyone is its ability to teach us to be more gentle and loving with ourselves, and to appreciate all that we are blessed with.


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