A small but very good specimen of raw emerald.
Emerald is a variety of Beryl and is 7.5—8 hard. It is known as the gemstone of the goddess Venus. It is a symbol of hope and is used by many as a stone of prophecy. It can act as a tranquilizer for a troubled mind. Emerald brings reason, compassion and wisdom. Overcomes feelings of unworthiness, fear of scarcity and abandonment. It is a strong heart healer and helps one to recover from all manner of imbalances or diseases. It helps to develop gratitude and encourages acceptance of others.