This unique pendant features approximately 10 carats of unheated, untreated, all natural Raw Colombian Emerald gemstones in a tiny jar, capped with a sterling silver bale. The pendant measures 1 inch high. It comes with a sterling silver chain and lovely pendant box.
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of the Emerald
The emerald is an extremely hard, valuable and rare gemstone of the beryl family, which also includes aquamarine, heliodor, golden beryl and morganite. Emeralds usually appear in nature laden with inclusions, and their color is often bluish-green and somewhat dark green. The most highly prized emeralds, like the emerald in this pendant, are transparent and extremely light green in color, with an even distribution of color throughout the stone.
The potent spiritual power of precious gemstones like the emerald have been celebrated by famous metaphysicians and historians in both the East and West for millennia.
Emerald is the gem associated with the planet Mercury in the Hindu Vedas, the earliest sacred scriptures extant in the world. Emeralds have been used for millennia in India to enhance the positive qualities traditionally associated with this planet. The gem is used to achieve academic excellence by instilling mental clarity, increasing concentration and enhancing overall intelligence -- all attributes attributed to Mercury (or Hermes) in the classical Western Greco-Roman pantheon.
Hindu physicians of the thirteenth century prescribed emerald gems for a variety of physical ailments, believing that this precious stone equilibrates the flow of fluids through the body and aids digestion. In addition, Vedic astrologers, who use gemstones to alleviate the negative effects of pernicious astrological influences, prescribed emeralds to dissipate and remove demonic influences.
Hermes Trismegistus, the Father of the Western Mystery School traditions that gave birth to Western alchemy, is said to have inscribed his famous treatise on chemistry and metaphysics upon emerald tablets, and his most famous scripture is entitled The Emerald Tablets of Thoth, dedicated to the Egyptian God of high magic, the embodiment of the Logos, the Divine Word, the messenger of the Gods, who was said to be the originator of the secret wisdom taught by the earliest alchemists for the purpose of transmuting the negative karma of suffering humanity into the gold of pure Spirit.
The Great Hermes recommended emeralds for the treatment of eye disease and hemorrahages. One of the earliest Western works discussing the therapeutic uses of gemstones was written by Theophrastus, who also recommends emeralds for diseases of the eye.
The use of emeralds to cure eye disease was evidently linked to the beneficial effect that the color green was thought to have on the human nervous system when viewing verdant green fields in pastoral settings. Viewing green pastures was believed to soothe eyes made sore by prolonged exposure to the bricks, cement and soot of city life.
The Imperial Romans felt that evil could not prevail in the face of an emerald, and if the bearer of the emerald acted unethically there would be consequences. The sacred gem would point out a falsehood by changing color, turning pale.
In modern Western New Age practice, in addition to its ancient Mercurial attributes, the emerald is associated with the heart chakra, and therefore, is considered a gemstone that helps cure ailments of the heart, especially the inability to give and receive love.
The emerald is believed to help foster compassion and help the bearer open the heart chakra, and the emerald is considered the gemstone of love, and of happy marriage, fostering balanced and loving relationships.
This gemstone pendant has been cleaned with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energy attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing, so it will continue to receive and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires. Use this powerful crystal with loving wisdom and respect its journey in the Earth for many long historical cycles which has developed its unique metaphysical properties and beautiful appearance..
Note: weight above is shipping weight. Net weight is .15 oz. Each pendant is unique & may vary slightly in appearance. Each piece is guaranteed to be beautiful & to meet with your complete satisfaction!