Emerald Stone - The Gemstone of Planet Mercury

Benefits of wearing Emerald Gemstone

Emerald is the gemstone representing Planet Mercury which represents business, communication, intelligence, education and intuition in Vedic Astrology. Its hardness on the Moh's scale is 7.5 with a specific gravity is 2.71 and refractive index of 1.57 - 1.58. Emerald is a mined gemstone of green color belonging to the Beryl family and is used to counter the ill effects of mercury. Mercury is the ruler of the zodiac signs of Gemini and Virgo. So wearing this gem is very advantageous to people born in this ascendants. The color of this gem is light to dark green.

The Indian name of Emerald gemstone is 'Panna'. This stone is said to bring harmony in married life, wealth, and children. Wearing this gemstone also increases concentration and is highly suitable for students for academic excellence and for those who can't hold wealth. This gem is also highly suitable for scientists, astrologers, teachers, architects, doctors, businessmen, property dealers, publishers and writers. The weak mercury in horoscope can cause diseases or conditions like asthma, rheumatism, cough, stammering, nerve pain, insomnia etc. If your weakest planet according to your horoscope is Mercury then emerald is your ideal gemstone. Emerald gemstone increases reasoning power, presence of mind, spiritual power, prosperity and also removes the bad effects by evil spirits and nightmares. The sub stones or substitute gemstones of Emerald are Peridot, Green Tourmaline and Green Onex.

Emerald is found in many places including India, Russia, Brazil, Columbia, Pakistan, Zambia, Tanzania, Afghanistan and Madagascar.

Emerald, the Precious Gemstone representing Planet Mercury
Emerald, the Precious Gemstone representing Planet Mercury

Emerald Substitute Stones

Substitute Stones of Emerald - Aquamarine, Peridot, Green Jade, Onex and Tourmaline
Substitute Stones of Emerald - Aquamarine, Peridot, Green Jade, Onex and Tourmaline | Source

Procedure for Wearing Emerald and Budh Mantras

How to wear an Emerald stone?

This stone can be preferably worn as ring or pendent. The weight of emerald should be a minimum of 2.5 carets and preferably worn on a Wednesday during the ascending moon cycle. It is also advisable to purchase the gem on Wednesday or Friday or when Mercury is in the sign of Gemini or Virgo. Emerald can be embedded in the five metals or a gold ring in open setting. The ring should be immersed in raw milk the previous day and worn in the first hour after Sunrise on an auspicious Wednesday.

The ring should be worn on the smallest finger after consecrating the ring by touching the feet of the desired God and chanting the Vedic Budh Mantra "Om Bum Budhaye Namah” or the Tantric Mantra of Budh “Aum Bram Breem Braum sah Budhaya Namah” 108 times or minimum 9 times. Emerald is effective for 3 years since the time of wearing. However, it is advisable not to wear Emerald and its substitutes along with Red Coral, Pearl or Yellow Sapphire.

Emerald - The May Birthstone

Emerald is the Modern and Traditional Birthstone (Birthday Stone) for those born in the month of May. According to a Poem Published by Tiffany & Co in a pamphlet in 1870, 'Who first beholds the light of day, In spring's sweet flowery month of May, And wears an Emerald all her life, Shall be a loved and happy wife'.

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supathick77 3 days ago

Hello I received an emerald at work as a gift from a customer. I was born 9/8/77 what does this mean for me? Good or bad? What should I look forward to?


Siddhanta Dash 22 months ago

Hello Anamika this is Siddhanta Dash my birthday is on 16th March 1991.

My Zodiac sign is "PISCES".I am suffering from stammering problem from my childhood.When i heared about Panna Stone then i searched it in google..I want to wear it..Please guide me that how to wear and with which metal should i wear i.e with Gold Ring/Silver..


KGS Kumar 4 years ago

Recently i bought an emerald, my zodiac sign is Gemini. It is 6 carat, is there any restriction to select the carate or ratti matching to age or zodiac sign. This is my first time to use any gemstone.


Yo Yo 4 years ago

Hi Ani, My Birthday month is Jan. what is my Birthstone ??


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

@chan You may use a gold ring. If it is your Birthstone I don't think there is any harm in using it as long as you want. Otherwise consult a good Astrologer and take his opinion.

@barry Diamond or Sapphire preferably, otherwise Opal.


barry 4 years ago

My birthday month is april .what is my birthstone..?


chan 4 years ago

hi anamika is it better to use gold instead of silver..?? and please tell me the duration i can use it.... i was using emerald with silver in right little finger for four to five years. Since few months i had stopped using it... i want to restart using it please advise how should i start..


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Why should I advice you? Don't you think you should be asking your Astrologer instead of asking me? Either trust his judgement or Don't wear the ring at all. Did you think that he is a fool that you wanted to refer x, y, z sources? Anyway,It can also be worn on the ring finger also as Mercury is friendly with Sun.


Ramchander Kulkarni 4 years ago

Hi Anamika,

I am born in month of May 12 1980 recently i visited astrologer who advised me to wear emarald in ring finger but when i view website everywhere it is written that the emarald should be wore in little finger I am confused please advice ..... Waiting for ur reply


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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

There are many Gemstones a virgo can wear. Check http://hubpages.com/style/Astrology-Gemstones-by-S... for more.


brey 5 years ago

I am a virgo (2nd september), but why do I feel "worried" when I look at emerald? Can I use blue sapphire and ruby instead (not at the same time as I read from your hub they are contradictory)


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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

The March Birthstone is Aquamarine not Emerald. As for a A grade quality without inclusions. Choose the shade of stone which appeals to you best and that should suit you. You can make the ring in the preferred metal of the Planetary deity representing the stone.


Adi 5 years ago

Hi

Emerald is my birth stone (March) and would like to know if the effects are better on a gold or silver ring, How would i know wat stone to select meaning a dark stone or a transparent stone


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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

@neha: Emerald is your Birthstone, So it should suit you.


neha 5 years ago

My birthday month is May(doubtable). My name is right so can i wear emrald bracelet.


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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

@Sifat Emerald is the Birthstone of May, so I don't see any reason why you may not wear it. You can follow the instructions in the Hub for wearing this stone.


Sifat 5 years ago

I never used Gemstone before. My month of birth is May, Which stone can i use ? Can i use Emerald without any hesitation ? Do i need to maintain days or time for using it ? OR, i can use emerald stone every day 24 hours.


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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Some of the Gemstones of the Zodiac sign of Aquarius are Garnet, amethyst, moss agate, opal, turquoise and sugilite.


Shishir 5 years ago

Can aquarious wear gomed??


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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

@If you cannot afford Gold you can use Alloy instead if wearing the gem as astrological remedy.


sam 5 years ago

Can emerald be worn on silver bracelet


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

You can! Malachite is the Birthstone for July and also a suitable stone for those born under the Zodiac Signs of Pisces, Capricorn and Scorpio. The Planetary Ruler of this gem is Mercury too! However, I feel that Peridot, Green Tourmaline and Green Onex can be better substitute stones if you cannot afford to buy an emerald.


Hanisha 6 years ago

Cani wear Malachite instead of Emerald when ased to wea emerald?


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Avoid wearing those Emerald and Pearl combination as they are contradictory gemstones.


Simon Dennis Joseph 6 years ago

can i wear a Green Emarald with Pearl

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