Origin: Zambia, Colombia, Brazil
Lore: Emerald has been treasured since at least 4000 BC when it was traded in the gem market of Babylon. Ancient emerald seekers appear to have obtained the gemstone from Upper Egypt as early as 2000 B.C. Greek workers were mining the area in the time of Alexander the Great; later Cleopatra controlled the same mines, prizing emeralds over all other gems.
Mystical: Emerald is a stone of love and romance. It brings and enhances joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith. It also benefits intuition and communication, and promotes truthfulness. Emerald is associated with the heart chakra.