2022, 38 inches x 22 inches, acrylic on canvas
Emerald is the stone of the heart because it symbolizes mercy, compassion, and universal love. It represents all the wonderful things in this world and how they’re all interconnected with love. This stone will promote physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual balance.
Spiritual Meaning Through time, the emerald has been known as a symbol of truth and love. In ancient Greece and Rome, emerald was said to be the gemstone of the goddess Venus, purveyor of love and hope. On the other side of the world, emeralds were revered by the Incas and believed by the Egyptians to be a source of eternal life
According to Indian mythology, the name emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as “marakata,” meaning “the green of growing things.” The name we know it as now is believed to come from an ancient Persian word, translated to Latin as “smaragdus,” and eventually over time, corrupted to “emerald.”
Emerald is a gemstone that harmonizes energy. This gemstone purifies the mind of the owner. It has been used for a long time in history, so it is considered as an important gemstone. Emerald also appears in the Old Testament B.C. The special beautiful green of emerald is believed that it activates the love energy.
As the stone of truth, emerald was thought to protect against unwanted spells or enchantment, so magicians used them to shield themselves from both malevolent spirits and the conjurations of others.
Emerald is a life-affirming stone. It opens the heart chakra and calms the emotions. It provides inspiration, balance, wisdom, and patience. It is said to promote friendship, peace, harmony, and domestic bliss by enabling the wearer to both give and receive unconditional love. Because it promotes honesty and loyalty, it is also beneficial for business transactions and all types of partnerships. Emerald fortifies the spirit and helps to overcome misfortune. It brings a sense of joy, recovery, and rejuvenation to the downtrodden. It cures claustrophobia and rage as it inspires a sense of wellbeing. It brings subconscious thought to the forefront, and promotes self-awareness.