The treasured Emerald, King of Green, is Nature's finest representation of this majestic color. Colombia is the most prolific historical source of Emerald production, while the famous Muzo Emerald creates a class of Emerald all on its own due to the high Chromium content. Other major Emerald producing regions of recent are Zambia, Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique, and Madagascar.
Emerald is a stone of wisdom, wealth, and is often used to bring love into one's life. Emerald has been a popular stone among royalty for centuries. It was considered a symbol of eternal life in ancient Egypt, and was a favorite jewel of Queen Cleopatra. Emerald is often used by crystal healers to strengthen one’s eyes, heart, and immune system. It has been said to protect one against spells and dark magic, as well as enhance psychic ability and vision. Emerald is connected with the Goddess Venus and the heart chakra.