Emerald is a gemstone colored green by chromium and occasionally vanadium. Mica, the matrix that these gemstones are held, is a group of sheet silicate minerals that are monoclinic and include several closely related materials with nearly perfect basal cleavage. Emerald (being a variety of beryl) is a 7.5-8 on the Mohs Scale. Mica also has nearly perfect basal cleavage but sits at just a 2 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, making it one of the softest minerals on the planet.
This specimen is one of a series of Emerald in Mica pieces from Brazil. The color of the Emerald in this specimen is a stimulating aqua-green that has even more vibrancy because of its natural pairing with the shimmering jet-black Mica. This piece has a lot of personality and would look great just about anywhere as a bold home decor accent.
Emerald is the traditional birthstone for May and is called the "Stone of Successful Love" because it is said to open and nurture the heart; it makes sense that it's associated with the Heart Chakra! The Emerald is considered a very powerful stone in many cultures, being thought of as bringing abundance, prosperity, and good fortune!
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