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पन्ना (Panna)

The Green Elixir of Renewal and Wisdom

"प्रसन्नो वित्तोपशान्तः सर्वरोगविवर्जितः।"

"Emerald brings financial stability and cures all diseases."

This verse, found is in the Ratnashashtra


The name "Emerald" comes from the ancient Greek word "smaragdos", which means green stone. This gem has been cherished for its lush green color for millennia


In Sanskrit, Emerald is known as "Panna" or "Marakata", highlighting its rich green hue and the reverence it holds.


Emerald, the gem of harmony and growth, is associated with the planet Venus (Shukra Dev). It symbolizes love, fertility, and abundance.


Emerald is esteemed for its ability to enhance communication skills, intellectual growth, and intuition. It is believed to bring harmony to relationships and prosperity to its wearer 

  • Enhances intellectual abilities and creativity.

  • Promotes harmony and understanding in relationships.

  • Attracts financial prosperity and abundance.

  • Aids in healing emotional wounds.

  • Fosters a sense of renewal and growth


Emerald belongs to the Beryl family, with its chemical composition being beryllium aluminum silicate (Be3Al2(SiO3)6). The green color is typically due to traces of chromium or vanadium


Common treatments include oiling or filling with colorless oils or resins to improve clarity and color. This practice is accepted but should be disclosed


Emerald quality is evaluated based on the "Four Cs":

  • Color: The most crucial factor, a vibrant green hue is prized.

  • Clarity: Fewer inclusions result in higher quality.

  • Cut: Precise cutting enhances the gem's brilliance.

  • Carat Weight: Larger Emeralds are rarer and more valuable.

Quality levels range from low to exceptional, with exceptional Emeralds being vivid green, almost flawless, well-cut, and of significant size.


The highest quality Emeralds come from Colombia, followed by Zambia, Brazil, and other regions. Colombian Emeralds are renowned for their intense green color and exceptional clarity


Color: Rich green to bluish-green
Hardness: 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale.
Lustre: Vitreous.
Transparency: Transparent to opaque.
Refractive Index: 1.564 - 1.595.


  • Protect from scratches and hard impacts.

  • Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals.

  • Clean with a mild soapy water solution and a soft brush.

  • Store separately to prevent scratches.

  • Periodic re-oiling may be needed to maintain luster and clarity.

Emerald, the green elixir of Venus, is a symbol of growth and harmony. When worn with respect and belief, it can bring intellectual prowess, love, and prosperity into your life, making it a truly precious gem of nature

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