Thursday, May 6, 2010
Emeralds for Good Luck and Well Being
Numerous myths and legends are told about emeralds. The South American Incas and Aztecs regarded emeralds as holy gemstones. The oldest known emerald mines were near the Red Sea in Egypt. These mines were exploited by Egyptian Pharaohs between 3000 and 1500 BC and were referred to as
“Cleopatra’s Mines”. By the time the mines were discovered in the early 19th century, all of the emeralds had been mined. The holy scriptures of the Indians say that emeralds promise good luck and enhance well-being. The treasure chests of the Indian Maharajas and Maharanis contained wonderful emeralds.
Emeralds are mentioned in the Bible (KJV) as one of the precious stones in the breastplate of the high priest of the Jews. (Exodus 28:18 and 39:11)