The verdant hue is the most fascinating factor of markat stone. One of the most desirable gemstones along with rubies and sapphires, markat stone is worn for attaining success in career, education and more. Defined by its mesmerizing green color, emerald stone is also known as Azmagarbh, Buddha ratna, Buddha Mani, Parnaya, Sauparnaya, Vajavala, Markat, Maha Markat, Margadam, Nilu Paanu,and Zumurrud.
A member of the Beryl family, markat stone has a good hardness. The amazing green color of the gemstone is due to the presence of trace amounts of chromium and vanadium.
Follow easy steps to wear a Markat stone:
The benefits of markat stone includes:
The markat stone is primarily obtained from Colombia and Zambia. Earlier to this, the major source for these green colored gemstones was in Egypt. Apart from this, emeralds are commercially produced by Brazil and Zimbabwe. Colombian and Zambian emeralds are the most prized stones in the world. The darker hue with few inclusions and flawless appearance makes Colombian emeralds the popular ones.
Popular since ancient times, the markat stone was known to display wealth and power. Amongst the Egyptian empress, Cleopatra adorned her palace with emeralds representing the stone as an epitome of her power. This beautiful stone has been utilized by the Egyptians to represent eternal youth and change and was thus accompanied by mummies in tombs. Jewels crafted from markat stone were used for religious ceremonies. Emerald was believed to be the stone with medicinal uses. The stone was used as a cure for malaria and cholera.
The natural Markat stone price varies from INR 2,000 ($24.15) up to INR 20,000 ($241.45) per carat. Factors such as origin, colour, carat weight, and clarity impact the prices of the stone.
Emeralds, the birthstone of May born, should be kept separately from other stones or jewellery avoiding any kind of scratches with other objects. Clean the stone with detergent soapy water using a soft brush.
The markat stone is called Panna in Hindi, Paannaa in Bengali, Emerald in English, Pachu stone in Sanskrit, Zammarud in Urdu, Paachichalai in Kannada and Peeloo in Gujarati.
The markat stone is worn to give powers to Mercury. The original green markat stone is considered to be effective.
As per astrology, an emerald is worn on the little finger, or the Kanishtika, as it is known in Sanskrit, of the right hand.