Love and Compassion

Made of Beryllium Aluminium Silicate
Mohs hardness 7.5 to 8
Source Columbia (Gem quality), Brazil, Africa and Russia
Colours Green
Element Water
Star sign Taurus, Aries and Gemini
Chakras Heart



If we look at Emerald in its raw form, it is a crystal we cannot see through. Crystals that are not transparent are associated with the physical world and our physical bodies, while crystals we can see through are related more to the ethereal word (the spiritual aspects of our existence). That means raw emeralds are best at aiding our physical body and everyday life.

This crystal is green in colour which is related to the heart chakra. This chakra has two colours related to it (pink and green). Pink is related more to romantic love and self-care; while green is related more to growth and learnings that can take place around this topic.

Emeralds are an extremely hard stone and that property comes through in its metaphysical abilities. That strength makes this crystal a force to be reckoned with. Emeralds can give a stronger, more powerful outcome, to other softer crystals with similar properties.

Finally, as this crystal can be cut and faceted into the emerald gemstones we know well, this also affects the properties of the crystal. As this process can be likened to the rags to riches story of Cinderella, that means emerald is good at guiding you towards your happy ending (particularly if that ending relates to the matters of the heart).


Conscience Crystals Gems

Antiseptic Qualities

It is believed Emeralds have antispetic qualities.


Traditional Emerald Properties

Physical Properties

How it Helps Physical Health

I’ve found a long list of ailments emeralds can be useful for and I’ll list those below, but as a heart crystal it’s main qualities will be around supporting the heart and helping with ailments related to that area.

Here is a list of the other ailments emerald can support you with:
Eyesight – in particular emerald gemstones
Respiratory complaints
Thyroid problems
Plant allergies
Insect bits

I have also read in several places that emeralds are good for memory retention.

How to use for Memory Retention

Hold an emerald in your left hand for 5 minutes each day while focusing on your breath. It is believed overtime this helps with memory retention and recall.

Emotional Properties

how it helps Emotional Health:

Emerald is the crystal for attracting a romantic relationship that leads to domestic bliss, sensitivity and loyalty. It is the kind of crystal you go to after making lots of relationship mistakes when you have learnt your lessons and are ready to attract Mr or Mrs right!

How to use for Emotional Support

Create a love themed crystal grid using this stone or wear/carry an emerald near your heart.

Soul Properties

How it helps our Spiritual Wellbeing

In its gemstone form, emeralds are the purest crystalline representation of green light. This is why it’s such a significant crystal for the heart chakra.

Working with this stone will connect you to divine love. It will also aid you in learning two of the most significant lessons those on the spiritual path can learn: unconditional love and compassion

New Ascension Properties

how it helps our spiritual wellbeing:

Apophyllite has an array of interesting properties. However its most significant gift is its ability to ‘Lift the Veil’ and help us start on our spiritual path.

It can do this in several ways, and how it does it will depend on our own personal needs. For example, it may welcome lessons into our life which we need to learn that will then start us down the spiritual path. Alternatively it can raise our vibrations to that of the higher dimensional beings or it can unblock a blocked crown chakra so light can enter our bodies and start our awakening.

Its ability to raise our energies and allow light in is why it is also called the ‘Reiki Crystal’.

In addition, green Apophyllite helps us connect with the spirits of nature.

How to use for soul support:

There is a long list of spiritual techniques you can try out with Apophyllite, here are some of them:

Place an Apophyllite pyramid on your third eye to take back the energy you have unknowingly given to others.

Apophyllite can be used in meditation to perfect the skill of focusing on the present moment.

As natural pyramids stimulate a connection with the spiritual world to facilitate channeling. Put an Apophyllite pyramid on your third eye for a few moments each day to advance that ability.

Look through the bottom of an Apophyllite pyramid to travel time and space and access the ‘stargate’.

Look sideways at an Apophyllite crystal to see your future.

Hold a colourless Apophyllite in the Sun, Moon or Candlelight to discover the identity of your guides and angels.



Cleansing Methods

White light, sound bath, full moon, water

Crystal Elixir Guidelines

Contains aluminium, therefore use non-direct method

Crystal Grid Themes

Attracting ‘the one’ or loving kindness.

Name Meaning

Derived from the Greek ‘Smaragdos’, meaning ‘green stone’.

Crystal Myths

Christian legends suggest the emerald was used for the stone of resurrection.

Crystal History

There is so much information about this crystal through the ages. In particular, the Ancient Egyptians loved these stones. Cleopatra was such a fan that the emerald mines on the coasts of the Red Sea were renamed after her.

 Stories suggest the Ancient Egyptians saw emeralds as a Symbol of eternal life. Other stories suggest emeralds were a symbol of great wisdom and were considered a gift from their god ‘Thoth’.

Sacred text author, Hermes Trismegistus, used emeralds on his tablets and engraved into them: As Above, So Below. That meant people believed emeralds were a link between the ethereal and earthly realm.

Around the same time, Ancient Romans saw Emeralds as a symbol of fertility and associated it with the Goddess Venus.

Then, when the Spanish invaded South America in the 14th Century, the native leaders were found wearing emeralds that surpassed anything they had seen in Egypt. Hence South America then became the main source.

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