What is Panna Stone (Emerald)
The pana stone, or emerald stone, is the most expensive gemstone in the world. It is associated with the heart chakra and represents the energy patterns of this chakra. Its colour shades range from dark green to bluish-green and belong to the beryl mineral family. It is worn to strengthen the planet Mercury.
Physical properties and chemical composition
The chemical composition of Panna stone is beryllium aluminium silicate (BE3AI2), and its hardness is 7.5–8 according to the Mohs scale. The specific gravity (S.G.) ranges between 2.68 and 2.80, and the refractive index (R.I.) lies between 1.57 to 1.60.
Origin Place or Source Country
Emerald, or Panna stone, is mainly mined in Colombia, Brazil, and Zambia. These countries are commercial producers. Other countries where it is mined include India (Rajasthan, Orissa), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Australia, and Russia. Colombian emerald is known as the finest in the world. Brazilians are generally darker, whereas Zambians are bluish.
Synthetic, duplicates, or copy
Synthetic emerald, glass, fluorite, apatite, dioptase, onex, aventurine quartz, (dyed quartz is very common)and tourmaline.
Buying guide – How to value?
It is one of the most determinant factors in determining its value. It comes in shades ranging from medium to dark green, bluish-green, and sometimes yellowish-green. Hue and intensity of color are also essential components in deciding the price.
Inclusions that are visible to the naked eye are standard in this. As a result, some customers and trade members recognize and accept the existence of inclusions in panna. A fully cleaned panna stone is extremely expensive because it is so scarce. The appearance of panna’s inclusions is mossy or garden-like. They are also known as “Jardins” (meaning “used for the garden” in French)
Generally cut in step cut due to its brittleness. The cutter evaluate the rough’s color, depth, durability, and inclusions when cutting the stone. Weight loss occurs due to mistakes, lowering the value of a potentially precious Gemstone. This is more fragile than corundum (a gem) so it wants more safety during cutting, polishing, and setting, as well as daily use.
Panna Stone, which is used for wearing purposes, comes in a wide range of sizes. Its price substantially increases with size. Its price starts from Rs. 500 and goes up to Rs. 1 lack rupees per carat and above.
Use for which rashi / zodiac?
It is associated with the planet Mercury. Mercury has positive powers and neutralizes negativity. Wearing it can be beneficial for boosting self-confidence and social status. Many politicians and orators use it.
Mercury rules it, so it is suitable for the Gemini ascendant (Mithun Rashi). Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, and Aquarius ascendants can also wear this.
How To wear ?
Weight of Ratti – 3, 6, or 7
Color preference – medium to dark green
Metal –Gold or Silver
Finger – The working hand’s little finger
Day & Time – Wednesday Sunset
Mantra 108 times chanted – Om Budhaye Namah
Benefits / effects
1. Healing Power
It has excellent therapeutic qualities and cures illnesses of the heart, abdomen, kidneys, and brain. It is also very beneficial for skin problems. This ratna helps the person wearing it feel less stressed. To get the most out of it, wear it as a ring on your little finger.
2. Emotional Benefits
Some people say that the panna stone is a “gem of love.” It fosters loyalty and ensures domestic pleasure. It strengthens unconditional love, encourages togetherness, and promotes friendship. If it changes color, it indicates infidelity.
3. It enhances communication power.
You will never feel insecure or inadequate in front of anyone because of the power of this.When someone wears a panna stone on his body, it affects his communication ability. This lovely Rashi Ratna not only improves one’s self-esteem but also makes it easier to communicate their ideas.
4. Wealth and Intellect
The panta stone is a sign of prosperity and fortune. This magnificent green stone was proudly placed on the crowns of kings, queens, emperors, and empresses. When it comes to increasing one’s knowledge and mental clarity, this stone works like a miracle. It boosts the wearer’s intelligence and personality.
Identification Methods / how to check?
1. Check for flaws
Take your gem in your hand and see it under a jeweler’s loupe or a microscope. Magnify it ten times and hold the gem at a slant angle so that light hits it as a narrow beam. Now, look for inclusions and flaws. If you find an irregularity, this is natural. But if you find this gem very clear with no tiny inclusions and asymmetry, it’s probably a synthetic stone created in a lab.
2. Look for gleaming
Hold the Panna stone and let the light strike it. Now, look for sparkles in this. It looks rainbow-like or sparkles a lot. It is because real produces a sparkling effect.
3. Examine the layers
A synthetic or an imitation is often produced in two or three layers by putting a green layer in the colorless gem. Put your ring in water; you’ll quickly see or differentiate the layers if it’s a fake gem.
4. Check the pricing.
A real is a little bit more costly. If you are getting this at a lower price than usual, you need to doubt the fakeness of this. The simple rule is that if you’re getting prices that are too low to be true, it’s probably fake. However, it would be best if you also considered checking the quality.
5. Buy from a reputable dealer or shop.
You can remove all your doubts and fears regarding fakeness by simply purchasing it from a genuine, certified dealer. Don’t forget to ask for certification. Authentic shops always provide one certificate. If you are still unsure, take it to a gemstone expert or gem lab, who will provide you with all of the necessary parameters for the stone to be a natural stone.
Jagged three-phase inclusion, parallel rectangular two-phase inclusion, fuild inclusion, negative crystals, parallel growth tubes, curved fibres, biotite flakes, growth zoning, hexa zoning, spectral colour along cracks, etc.