Emeralds have been prized over the centuries. It derives its name beautiful green colour from the presence of chromium and vandium. Emeralds are rarely flawless, so stones can often be oiled to fill cracks, hide flaws and enhance colour. The emerald can be found in Colombia, Austria, India, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Egypt, the USA, Norway, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Interestingly most emeralds would have come from Cleopatra's mines in Egypt, which now yield only poor quality emeralds. Emeralds detoxify negativity and transform negativity into positive emotional energy. Emeralds stabilize. soothe, offers a sense of security, harmony and closeness to Goddess. Emeralds increases inner radiance and preserves youthfulness. It is excellent for women in labour and improves the general health of older women and makes the transition through the menopause easier and more comfortable. It protects women against all forms of domestic violence. Use emeralds openly for healing relationships or secretly for attracting love. Emerald can also be used in binding against psychic or emotional attack and for banishing nightmares.