Emerald: The May Birthstone and Its Fascinating History

As May arrives, we delve into the intriguing world of Emeralds—the birthstone for May. With its rich history and mystical significance, the gem Emerald has captivated cultures all over the map. Join us on a circuit to explore the fascinating history of emeralds, their connection to India and astrology, and essential tips on maintenance and care for these precious gemstones.

Ancient Origins:

Emeralds have a storied past that spans thousands of years. Ancient civilizations revered this gemstone for its deep green colour and believed it held powerful symbolic meaning. In India, Emeralds were considered a sacred stone associated with the planet Mercury and were used in astrology to harness its cosmic energies.

Emeralds in Indian Astrology:

In Indian astrology, emeralds relate to the powerful planet Mercury. They are trusted to bestow intelligence, communication skills, and overall well-being upon the wearer. It is believed that wearing an emerald can enhance mental clarity, improve concentration, and promote harmony in relationships.

At C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers, we claim our in-house astrologer who has 30+ years of experience in Vedic astrology and has been helping clients to find solutions to their queries by advising them of gemstones.

Historical Significance in India:

India holds a special place in the history of Emeralds. The mines of Colombia, Zambia, and Brazil have long been sources of these gemstones, but it was in India where emeralds are cherished for their astrological and spiritual significance. Indian rulers and nobles adorned themselves with emerald jewellery, and these precious gems were a symbol of status and wealth.

Maintenance and Care:

To ensure longevity and retain the beauty of your Emerald jewellery, it is essential to follow proper maintenance and care.

a. Protect your emerald from exposure to harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures that can damage its delicate structure.

b. Avoid wearing your Emerald jewellery during physical activities or household chores to prevent accidental damage.

c. Clean your emeralds gently using a soft cloth or a soft-bristled brush with mild soapy water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaners that may harm the gemstone.

d. Store your emerald jewellery separately in a soft pouch or lined jewellery box to prevent scratches and minimize exposure to light and air.

e. Application of Emerald oil will prevent the gem from drying out and enhance the lust green colour.

Emeralds hold a special place in history, particularly in India, where they are respected for their connection to astrology and the planet Mercury. As the birthstone for May, emeralds carry immense significance and are believed to bestow positive energies upon the wearer. By understanding the historical and cultural aspects of emeralds, along with proper maintenance and care, you can appreciate and cherish these gemstones for their spiritual and astrological attributes. Be embraced in the allure and mystical nature of emeralds as they continue to captivate the world with their fascinating history and significance. Hand-pick from the widest arrays of the finest cuts, shapes and carat weights available off the shelves, or talk to our relationship managers who will assist you in finding gems to your specification, a service that they go beyond only at C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers.

Did you know?

The world’s largest uncut emerald is known as “The Rhino Emerald”. The Emerald weighs 7525 carats (1505 kg) and is called Chipembele means rhino in the indigenous Zambian dialect of Bemba.

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