Buyer’s guide to Emerald panna gemstone
Emerald is highly precious, green coloured gemstone belonging to Beryl mineral family. In Vedic astrology, it is considered as one of the most important gemstones that empowers planet Budh. Green Emerald is called Panna in Hindi and Markat Mani in Sanskrit. It is considered an important gemstone for knowledge based businesses, intellectual pursuits and creative jobs. Emerald is primarily a cyclosilicate. Lord Shiva is considered as the one who rules this gemstone.
Emerald gemstone meaning
Panna has also been mentioned in Rig Veda. On Mohs scale, its hardness is 7.5–8. Historically speaking, Emerald panna sourced first from Egypt in 330 BC. This was made available for the first time in India in 10000 BC. It was also the time when Rid Veda was written. Our Vedic manuscripts describe Panna in the shape of Cabochon. It is extensively used in astrology and recommended to people to increase their cosmic rays around Budh. Wearing emerald panna can bring many benefits to wearer and help them achieve prosperity, wealth and health.
Here is what you must know about Emerald stone astrology-
- Planet: Mercury
- Vedic Rashi: Mithun and Kanya
- Western Sign: Cancer
- Suitable Ascendants: Taurus, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius
Source of gemstone
Columbian Emerald/Panna and Zambian Emerald is said to be the best one from Vedic astrology point of view. Emerald panna is nevertheless also mined from other places, which are-
Colombia is considered as the largest producer of emerald gems in the world. In fact, Columbian Emerald constitute about 50-95% of total production in the world. The main mining resources of Columbian panna are Chivor, Muzo and Coscuez. In Columbia, one can also find a rare emerald gemstone variety called "trapiche" emeralds. These are distinguished by spokes that appear in the form of rays. These rays are because of presence of dark impurities.
Second largest producer is Zambia. Major source of Zambian Emerald is Kafubu River, where emeralds are found in abundance in area deposits called Kagem Mines. In just 6 months of 2011, Kagem Mines were credited for producing as much as 3.74 tons of emerald panna gems. Apart from this, Zambian Emerald is also sourced from other regions in Zambia.
How to wear Panna stone?
The weight should be at least 1/2 of the body weight. For example, if you are 60 kgs, you can wear emerald panna ratna of 5 carat.
Bright green colour emerald is must to seek maximum astrological benefits. Alternatively, you can also wear natural untreated panna emerald in certain lighter colours after recommendation from your vedic pundit.
In certain cases, platinum, panchdhaatu, silver and white gold may also be used.
Little finger or Ring finger of your working hand (karma hand)
Day & Time
Emerald panna mantra
'Om Budhaya Namah’, ॐ बुधाय नमः | (108 Times)
Who should wear Emerald?
Panna represents Budh or Mercury planet. It is recommended by astrologer to do away with the negative influences of Budh in your horoscope. As per astrology, emerald is recommended to ‘kanya’ (Virgo) and ‘mithun’ (Gemini) rashi. Columbian Emerald gives best astrological benefits. To receive instant Emerald gemstone effects, one must wear Columbian variety. On the contrary, Zambian emerald is also quite popular, but it has a bluish colour, which reduces its astrological importance and benefits. It appears blue because of presence of more iron content.
All over the world, emerald jewellery is quite popular. It is considered as a fashionable and very urban jewel stone and stone rings are extremely popular online. But, in the eastern countries; especially in India, it is the astrology that drives its sale. Emerald benefits cannot be neglected. Here are some of the astrological benefits-
Also called Budh ratna, panna is ideal for creative, intellectual and financial ventures
It helps in increasing memory skills and reasoning abilities
Emerald benefits wearers by refining their communication and oration skills
Excellent for those who have low confidence or are suffering from speech issues
Panna helps those who are in fields of mass communication, media or PR
As rashi ratna, can be great for treating nervous disorders and allergies
Also known as stone of successful love, stone benefits wearer by relaxing his/her mind and calming skin as well
Identifying pure emerald
A lot of you must be willing to buy emerald panna online from certain websites or your trusted resources. The first thing that you must do is check images. There are certain quality factors that you must consider before you buy online. You must consider all these factors to avoid side effects.
Color-Green to colourless
Mohs scale hardness-7.5-8
Crystal habit-Massive to well crystalline
Appearance-Small bright green gemstone or larger cloudy crystal
Qualities of original emerald
Untreated emerald gems must stand true to certain characteristics or features. Let us tell you in details about these features -
What color is best?- Many astrologers believe that among many special qualities, panna colour is the most important and distinguished one. For over a millennium, bright green colour is considered the best. It however requires good training for a layman to understand original colour. Emerald colour depends upon its colour saturation and consistency. Colours that most of the people want to buy include pure green, bluish green, vivid color saturation and highly transparent. Natural emeralds from Columbia are high in demand also expensive. In fact, astrologically, best is that of Columbian Emerald. When you check online, you will also see other panna varieties and colours, such as yellowish or too bluish. These are not real stones, but other beryl variety. Intensity of green in emerald defines its cost as well. It is the traces of iron, vanadium and chromium that impart green colour. Zambian has a more bluish tinge.
Clarity- Three-phase inclusions mark quality of panna. These are liquid films, gaseous bubbles and solid crystals. The ones from Chivor mines of Columbia have needle-like growth tubes, albite and pyrite. These inclusions depict Columbia emerald. Zambian variety contains specks of black dots. Highly rare is bright green in colour.
Uniqueness (Trapiche Emerald)- Most unique and rare variety of panna is called Trapiche emerald and it is found in Brazil and Columbia. Also called star emeralds, they are extremely unique because of the presence of impurities that appear in star-like six pointed radical fashion. These are therefore the most brilliant and unique varieties and also very expensive. Traphice emeralds are today also synthesized in laboratories and treated with epoxy resins and oil.
Emerald stone price
Despite being extremely expensive and also rare, bright green emerald is high in demand because of its effects and astrological significance. Panna price may begin from ₹ 800 and go to the higher range of ₹ 2 lakh. Yet, the price in India is largely dependent upon certain factors, which are explained below-
Origin- Columbian emerald price is on the higher side with cost ranging from ₹ 3,200 to ₹ 2 Lakh per carat. Zambian panna can go from ₹ 2,700 and ₹ 1.5 Lakh per carat.
Color- Bright green gemstone is definitely higher in markets. Ring is quite popular among the buyers and these can be expensive. The bluish tint, which is usually found in Zambian emerald, is a little lower, while the bright green Columbian stone costs higher.
Clarity- Type III clarity indicator is important for checking the quality in market. If there are no visible inclusions as mentioned above, the price decreases considerably. Panna cost increases with visible quality signs. Because of better quality, Zambian price per carat is definitely more.
Carat Weight- Of course, the heaviness of a stone determines its cost as well. Stone price depends largely on per carat weight.
Treatment- Oiling and epoxy resin treatments are acceptable in emerald market. While it is very difficult and rare to find original untreated panna, you can accept ring or other jewellery items with slight treatments.
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