The Panna 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 color shades range from dark green to bluish-green and belong to the beryl mineral family. It is worn to strengthen the planet Mercury.
Synthetic emerald, glass, fluorite, apatite, dioptase, onyx, aventurine quartz (dyed quartz is very common), and tourmaline.
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. The Hue and intensity of colour are also essential components in deciding the price.
Inclusions that are visible to the naked eye are common in this. As a result, some customers and trade members recognise 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).
Due to its brittleness, it is usually cut in step cuts. The cutter evaluates 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 at Rs. 500 and goes up to Rs. 1 lakh per carat and above.
1. Healing Benefits
Emerald has great healing power. It cures heart, stomach, and kidney diseases. It is also beneficial for curing skin-related diseases. It also reduces or eliminates the stress of the person wearing it.
2. Emotional Benefits
Emerald is also known as the “stone of love.” It creates an atmosphere of love around the person who wears it. It promotes togetherness and also enhances friendship. This stone also works well for increasing the social network.
3. Improve communication power
When you wear an emerald stone, it enhances your communication power, as a result of which you will not feel inadequate in front of anyone. It is easy to transmit your thoughts when your communication power is good.
4. For wealth
The emerald stone has always been a symbol of wealth. This brilliant green stone was also used to adorn the crowns of kings and queens in ancient times. When a person’s business has to be increased or a person’s job has to be promoted, then the name of the stone comes first.
Identification Methods/How to Check
- 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 or asymmetry, it’s probably a synthetic stone created in a lab.
- 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.
- 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.
- Check the pricing.
A real one is a little bit more costly. If you are getting this at a lower price than usual, you need to doubt the fakeness of it. The simple rule is that if you’re getting prices that are too low to be true, they’re probably fake. However, it would be best if you also considered checking the quality.
- 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 fibers, biotite flakes, growth zoning, hexa zoning, spectral colour along cracks, etc.
It is associated with the planet Mercury. Mercury has positive powers and neutralises 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.
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 Panna is known as the finest in the world. Brazilians are generally darker, whereas Zambians are bluish.
The chemical composition of Panna stone is beryllium aluminum 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 and 1.60.