Emerald Stone (Panna Stone)

Emerald stone, also called Panna Stone in Hindi, belongs to the beryl mineral family and is one of the most precious stone in the world valued for bringing success, creativity, and knowledge to the wearer. Belonging to the Planet Mercury, it is suitable for Gemini and Virgo, making it a mithun & kanya rashi ratan.

Ranging from INR 2,000 to 5,00,000, the emerald stone price depends upon factors like quality, color, and more. For detailed information visit the . You can also consult with our Gemologists for any queries.

Everything you should know about Emerald (Panna Stone)

Emerald Mineral Beryl Mineral
Chemical Composition Be3Al2(SiO3)6 Beryllium Aluminium Cyclosilicate
Hardness on Mohs Scale 7.5 - 8.0
Color Green to Bluish Green
Luster Vitreous
Specific Gravity Average 2.76
Refractive Index 1.564-1.602
Crystal Type Hexagonal
Birefringence 0.0040-0.0070
Diaphaneity Transparent to Opaque

A green emerald stone is derived from the Greek word "Smaragdos,” and is a May birthstone. It gets its color due to the presence of trace elements, chromium, and Iron. Obtained from beryllium aluminum silicate, the color of emerald gemstone ranges from intense green to bluish-green.

The higher the elements, the more verdant is the panna stone.

The natural emerald stone has a lot of other names.
In India, people speaking Hindi call it ‘panna ratna’, and ones who know Sanskrit name it ‘marakatham stone’. Greeks call it smaragdos, Persians name it zamurd stone and in Europe, a few regions know it as smaragd and esmeralda. It is also famous for parnaya stone, Budh ratna, Margaj stone, Garuda Pacha, and Budh Mani, in different regions of India. Some people also look for jathi pacha stone price when planning to shop emerald stone online.

But no matter the name, the purpose is real and the same for all panna ratna.

Natural emerald stone with an intense green color and high clarity is desirable. Colombian Panna stones are prized for their distinct lush green hue. These are some of the oldest gems in history. The Original Panna stone price is higher as they are rare to find. Throughout history, the beauty of green emerald stones has been admired by the royals.

The intense green color and high clarity make emerald ratna one of the most expensive gemstones.

There are also natural gems like Brazilian emeralds with a greenish-yellow hue, famous for their beauty. Individuals facing issues like financial, physical health, mental peace, career, and relationships are suggested to wear the margaj stone. This stunning stone can be worn as rings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces. If you are looking for astrological benefits, emeralds should be worn in a gold ring or pendant on Wednesday. Buy panna stone that is real if you are looking for good fertility, new beginnings, vitality, hope, and love.

How to Wear an Emerald (Panna Stone) ?

Ideal Day Wednesday
Suitable Time Between 5-9 AM or 5-7 PM
Ideal Finger For men: Little Finger of right hand
For women: Little Finger of left or right hand
Jewelry Form Can be worn as a ring or pendant
Preferred Metal Natural panna stone should be crafted in gold, silver, Ashta dhatu, Panch dhatu
Mantra Chant mantra for Budh (Mercury) planet: “Om Aim Bum Buddhaye Namah”
Carat Weight 1/12th of the wearer’s weight
  • Activate the Garuda pacha before wearing them. This process is necessary to radiate the energy.
  • Purify/energize the natural emerald stone by dipping them in raw milk and gangajal. Keep them for 20-30 minutes.
  • Take out and wipe the markat stone with a clean cloth.
  • Offer flowers and burn incense sticks before wearing the panna ratna.
  • Who should wear Emerald (Markat stone) ?

    Buy emerald stone to attract prosperity, and professional growth, and improve expression of thoughts, words, and emotions. As per the Vedic Astrology, Mercury is the planet of communication, intellect, and commerce and thus impacts the life of an individual related to communication skills, academic pursuits, financial matters, and relationships. A natural emerald stone of 4A quality is helpful for people whose Mercury is weak and brings positive changes in these fields by working in conjunction with the Planet.

    Here is a list of those who must wear Panna stone:

    • Zodiac signs - Gemini, Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn, Libra, Aquarius must have a 5 carat emerald stone with them.
    • Individuals with weaker Mercury positioned in the birth chart should wear a 3 ratti panna ratna.
    • Individuals born in May can wear a 4 carat emerald stone every day.
    • Those in professions such as writing, business, education, artists, policymakers, and lawyers should have a 7 ratti panna stone with them.

    Panna Stone Benefits

    The green emerald stone is revered throughout the world for its beautiful color and benefits. Men wear it mostly as rings and bracelets. Women adorn it as earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets, etc. While the beauty of color, clarity, and cut decides the emerald stone price, the astrological benefits reason out why one must buy Original Panna Ratna. Here are a few emerald stone benefits to consider:

    Brings financial security and abundance: In Vedic astrology, the planet Mercury rules commerce and communication. Thus, wearing a panna stone helps in making sound financial planning, following responsible budgeting, and motivates the wearer to work harder. Adding a pukhraj stone can bring immense benefits but it is crucial to understand whether wearing both together is right for you or not as it does not suit everyone.

    Helps one grow personally and professionally: The green emerald stone symbolizes growth and renewal, hence reminding the wearer to set new goals, keep learning new skills, and reflect upon self. Wearing it with a blue sapphire stone can bring peace and prosperity, and remove negative energies from the wearer's aura.

    Improves creativity and memory of the wearer: Mercury is connected with intelligence and communication. Hence, it helps students retain facts that they learned, adds creative insight to answer the questions, and removes any stress, depression, or anxiety while studying. The untreated emerald stone is also beneficial to artists, writers, and professionals requiring innovative thinking. Add focus and concentration to bring dedicated creativity with a ruby stone.

    Enhances speech and communication: As per sacred Vedas, the natural Emerald stone is the solution to Vaani dosha. Since Mercury is a Vaani Karaka(significator of Speech), wearing a lab tested panna stone mitigates the challenges in communication, delivering a speech, and expression. Hence, it benefits individuals in singing, reciting, public speaking, clear articulation, journaling, or having a career in PR or mass media communication.

    Emerald Stone Quality

    Knowing the quality is a must for the buyer to understand the estimate of an emerald stone price. And not just this, even astrologically, when you buy emerald stone of good quality, the chances are higher to benefit from wearing it. Here are a few quick ways to understand the quality of a lab tested original emerald stone to consider.

    Origin: The place from where the markat stone originates impacts its quality. The kanya rashi ratan can be found in many places throughout the world, with major ones in Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, Ethiopia, Russia, Australia, the United States, and Afghanistan. Based on the region, the quality of the marathakam stone differs. For eg, Colombian Emeralds are highly saturated and have a vivid green color with blue undertones making them one of the most precious stones of other origins. The second best quality is the Zambian emerald.

    Color: The quality of green emerald and panna stone can also be understood by its color. Check for the following factors:

    • Hue: Vivid green
    • Saturation: High and rich
    • Tone: Medium to dark tone
    • No color Zoning
    • Evenly distributed and consistently colored

    Look for authenticity

    • Choose certified panna stone that adds value to your gemstone collection.
    • Lab-tested emerald gemstones provide authenticity in that they are natural and free from any treatment.

    Emerald(Panna Stone) Jewelry

    Emerald stone is a popular stone in the world of fashion. These precious gemstones can be placed as a center stone in rings, pendants, necklace or bracelets. They also work well as side stones in any jewelry form.

    These gemstones goes well with any other stone like diamonds, rubies or even with opal. It ranks 7.5 on Mohs scale of hardness making it a perfect choice for jewelries. However, it always important to clean and care for the stone.

    Panna Stone Price

    The emerald (panna) stone price depends upon 4C’s (Color, Clarity, Carat Weight & Cut). The origin of the stone also impacts the panna stone price. The most expensive of them is the green emerald stone because they are popular for their lush color and high clarity.

    Origin Minimum to Maximum Price Per Carat
    Panjshir Emerald INR 1,00,000 to 10,00,000 per carat & above
    Colombia Emerald INR 5000 to 10,00,000 per carat & above
    Ethiopia Emerald  INR 20,000 to 5,00,000 per carat & above
    Zambian Emerald INR 2000 to 5,00,000 per carat & above
    Brazil Emerald INR 1000  to 1,00,000 per carat & above
    Russia Emerald INR 1000 to 1,00,000 per carat & above

    The factors on which the emerald stone price is dependent are as follows:

    • Color: Buy panna stone that features a saturated green color. The higher the presence of chromium, the more intense the color. This increases the green emerald stone price. It also features secondary hues such as blue and yellow tint along with green. Stones with equal green color distribution contribute to the high value of panna ratna.
    • Clarity: The green emerald stone comes under ‘type3’ inclusions. This means inclusions are common to them. These imperfections are removed by treatment or enhancement. This is why untreated Natural emerald stones with vivid green color and eye-clean clarity are rare. Thus, the Columbian emerald prices are higher.
    • Carat Weight: The more the carat weight, the higher the panna stone price. Larger gems with bright colors are priced more in comparison to smaller ones with pale hues.
    • Cut: A fine cut of the stone increases the panna stone price, though indirectly. These stones can be shaped into oval, round, pear, marquise, or cushion. The gemstone with a cut that perfectly shows its color, brilliance, and clarity has higher value.

    Care & Cleaning of Emerald (Panna Stone)

    The best way to clean emeralds are as follows:

    • Keep the gemstone or jewelry in soap water for a few minutes.
    • Drain the water and wipe the gemstone or jewelry with a soft cloth.
    • Do not soak the ornament or the gem in soapy water. Harsh detergents affect the quality of the gemstone.
    • Do not soak these green gemstones in solvents like acetone, alcohol, or paint thinner.
    • Do not expose panna gem to excessive solar radiation or other heat sources. This exposure will damage the stone.
    • It is important to retain the metal shine. Avoid using excessive chemicals on the jewelry.
    • Check for the loose settings. They might result in dropping of the gemstone.

    Quick Gemstone Guide


    Q. how much is emerald per carat in india ?

    Ans. Emerald gemstones are priced fairly high in India due to its splendid color and can cost anywhere between ₹ 7050 to ₹ 10 Lakhs per carat ($88.55 to $12,135.26).

    Q. How can I determine the quality of Marathakam stone ?

    Ans. The quality of Marathakam stone is specified by many aspects, including coloring, transparency, cut, and carat weight. A high-quality Marathakam stone displays a deep, striking green color with excellent clarity and the tiniest inclusions. The stake of the stone should be precise to maximize its illumination and gleam.

    Q. Are Zambian or Columbian Emeralds a better choice for Vedic healing ?

    Ans. Color is key when it comes to vedic healing and astrology. Columbian emerald radiate a mesmerizing bluish-green whereas Zambian emerald tend to embody a true alpine green with an occasional darker tone. Both these gemstone mines offer superior quality and colored gems and once you have selected a color that appeals to you, it is always best to speak to an astrologer.

    Q. Can one wear oiled emeralds for vedic healing ?

    Ans. Oil filling is a common practice in emeralds globally and is acceptable when it comes to astrology. This is restricted however to common baby oil, without any added color. When it comes to coloring agents and semi permanent fillings like epoxy and various others, those tend to lower value and should be avoided. At Navratan, a reliable third party certificate details all there is to know about the gemstone with treatments disclosed. Always check gems with an astrologer for an accurate consultation.

    Q. How should I know the price I am paying for the emerald stone is correct and true ?

    Ans. Narrowing down on a reputable gemstone dealer is key. At Navratan, with generations of experience, our transparent operation offers authenticity and quality in every piece. Natural emeralds that radiate a pure bluish-green color with no jarring inclusions could be priced anywhere between INR 2000 a carat to 20,000 per carat depending on its origin. Always look for a certificate and base the price of the gemstone of the clarity, size, color or the gemstone.

    Q. Which inclusions in an emerald are alright ?

    Ans. Emeralds inevitably come with internal features, from fractures to feathers and sometimes even crystals and phase inclusions. Natural inclusions are always present and accepted in the trade as they add character and individuality to the gem. Fractures and breaks on the surface of the emerald stone should be avoided, as they tend to reduce the quality of the cut of the gemstone.

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