Stone Age: Emerald

Happy June! I wanted to say goodbye to the crazy month that was May and welcome the birth of my son Hawksley Storm by featuring his birthstone, Emerald. Emerald is one of three stones that I regularly crave (Sapphire and Ruby being the other two) and craving crystals - even becoming fascinated with a couple - usually means your body, spirit or energy needs something that those crystals can provide. Neat! So if there is a crystal out there that keeps catching your eye; the magical lustre of Amethyst; the mystery of Onyx; pick up the stone and read up on what its properties are. You might be surprised. Below, I explore Emerald:

WHAT’S IT GOOD FOR?

Emerald is an intuition stone, helping its owner enhance any visionary or intuitive abilities. It's one of a couple wisdom stones, often increasing mental clarity and providing insight on things that are locked deep in our subconscious. Despite its mental enhancements, this stone is strongly linked to the heart chakra. It balances emotional relationships and can enhance loyalty between partners. It gives strength to the heart, helping its owner triumph over any problems. If you want to attract more love into your life, or improve the current love in your life, Emerald is a great stone to keep on you. This stone works great in meditation, helping you pull its loving energy into the heart chakra. It's a great manifestation crystal. Emerald can also increase the image of a business.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

Green green green! Emeralds have a bright green lustre and have been prized for centuries. Mine above is raw and shows the stone's true colour. When polished, these stones light up and are incredible bright. However, manmade Emerald is brighter than true Emerald, making fakes slightly easy to spot. True Emerald will be slightly deeper in colour.
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ANYTHING ELSE?

Emerald is known as the stone of "Successful Love" and works wonders in relationships. This romantic stone brings passion into relationships, but most importantly is improves the friendship in a romantic relationship. It removes barriers and renews feelings of love and bliss.


Stone Age showcases one new gemstone per week. Since there is a lot to know about crystals, I only cover the high points I find interesting. If you're curious about a certain stone, leave a comment below and I'll be sure to feature it. Have you built your crystal toolkit?