EMERALD: The best of these gems of Venus are a brilliant green, smooth and
trasparent and without dots or spots. Emerald attract wealth and give the
wearer interlligence and good health. They drive out evil spirits and cure
defects of the eyes, regulate blood pressure and nerve ailments. These
gemstone improve faculties related to the brain, such as memory,
communication, intuition, the intellect, and the ability to learn. However
newly married couple should not wear them as they impair sexual desire.
Emerald was once worn to guard against plague and the bites of venomous
reptiles. Tradition had it that the emerald breaks when he or she who wears
it is unchaste; even today the belief is that the stone will darken if the
spouse is faithless. Apparently a snake best worn when Mercury is in Virgo,
or a Wednesday, on the ring finger of the right hand weight at least 3
carats. Those born on the 3,9,12,18,21 and 30th of the month should select
stones other than the emerald.