Those born between 20th April and 21st May fall under the zodiac sign of Taurus. It is a lucky sun sign because it has probably one of the best gemstones as its birthstone. The emerald belongs to the family of four stones believed to be the most precious gemstones in the world (diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire), and is considered to be a royal gemstone.
Taureans are said to be deeply influenced by Venus, therefore they have a fondness for beauty, jewellery and nature. It is no wonder then that astrology recommends the gorgeous emerald, with its lush green colour, as the sun sign’s gemstone. The emerald is a beautiful stone with bright tones that look stunning when paired with gold. It is fitting for both modern and contemporary jewellery.
Taurus Birthstone Colour: Lush Green
Most emeralds are available in a rich green hue with a tinge of blue. The green of an emerald symbolizes nature, safety, fertility and freshness – some say that the colour of the finest emeralds are so beautiful that its green is above all other colours found in nature.
If you look at emeralds from an astrological point of view, the green emerald has more complex symbolism. Astrologers say that the green of an emerald has a calming effect on its wearer, encourages personal growth and helps keep life balanced.
Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian queen, loved wearing emeralds around her neck. The Incas and Aztecs too adored emeralds and considered them to be precious. Even Roman Emperor Nero would use flat emerald crystals to watch gladiator games through. The Papyrus Prisse considers emeralds to be the oldest gemstones in the world. The emerald was loved even in India, it is said that King Shah Jahan adored emeralds so much that he had inscribed his emeralds with sacred texts.
Emerald and Its Connection to Taurus
A Taurean likes to feel close to nature and is in tune with the earth. Therefore, there is no better gemstone for a Taurean than an Emerald. It is thought that one of the main benefits of wearing jewellery with emeralds is that it attracts the cosmic power of Venus, which is believed to be powerful.
Emeralds are said to have healing powers too. Taureans who wear emeralds could ease their health issues with eyesight, fertility, spine and headaches. The emerald is also thought to increase the mental capabilities of a Taurean. Some astrologists recommend wearing the gemstone if you are looking for love. The emerald is believed to open the heart chakra and thymus chakra, thus enhancing the power of love.
Taurus Birthstone Jewellery: Where to Buy Emeralds
Emeralds are one of the most loved gemstones in the world, this is why jewellery made from emeralds are sold at most jewellery stores across the globe. In India, emerald jewellery is available at most branded retail jewellery stores. Tanishq, TBZ and CaratLane are some famous jewellery brands, if you are looking for more names, check out our list of the top 10 jewellery brands in India.
If you are shopping abroad and are looking for emeralds, try shopping on Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Avenue, they are two of the best luxury e-commerce sites in the world. The most expensive emerald is the Columbian emerald. In India, some luxury jewellery stores source this emerald for those looking to buy it.
Astrology states that the emerald has many benefits to a Taurean. It helps them in their love life, with prosperity as well as health. Whether you believe in astrology or just love interesting jewellery, emeralds make for wonderful, stunning pieces.