Emerald is a mineral compound that is a combination of aluminum silicate and beryllium. Colombia is considered to be the birthplace of the highest quality emeralds. Small stones are also mined in Zambia, Brazil, Madagascar, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Russia. Emerald jewelry promotes nobility, intelligence and wisdom.
On the international market, emeralds from Brazil and Zambia are valued almost as highly as Colombian emeralds. Emerald is a sacred stone associated with the planet Mercury and has long been considered a symbol of hope. It is believed that emerald most effectively manifests its properties in spring. Emeralds will especially benefit writers, politicians, clergy, musicians, public figures, judges, civil servants, architects, bankers and financiers.