Emerald, panna or pacha stone has been enchanting us for years with its mesmerising hue. Also known as the birthstone of May, the colour of pacha stone symbolises rebirth and renewal. This beautiful colour of the gemstone is due to the presence of elements like chromium, vanadium and iron. Mostly found in Zambia, Brazil, Colombia and Zimbabwe, pacha or emerald has gained popularity for its rich history as well. This beautiful gemstone’s colour was long associated with relieving stress and eye strain.
Emeralds are one of the most known varieties of stones from the Beryl family.These green coloured stones are known as Panna stone in Hindi, Pacha or maragantham stone in Tamil, Pachu stone in Marathi. Other names include Azamgarbh, Buddha Ratna, Budh Mani, Parnaya, Markat, Maha Markat, Margadam, Nilu Pannu, Zumurrud Margaj, Maragatham, Garuda Pacha stone and Jathi Pacha stone. Based on the origins, emerald or Pacha stones are named as Colombian emeralds, Zambian emeralds, Brazilian emeralds, African emeralds, Burmese emeralds, Ethiopian emeralds. Pacha stones mined in Columbia exhibit the most saturated and finest colour.
Here are some of the benefits of the beautifully hued stone- Emerald, or the Pacha stone:
Follow easy steps to wear a Pacha stone:
The natural Pacha 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.
Colour: Bright and lustrous colours are preferred and the prices vary subsequently.
Clarity: The bright and smooth surface of emeralds determines its clarity. Panna prices are higher when it comes to being spotless, lustrous and flawless.
Origin: Depending on the origin, pacha stone prices differ. For instance, those from Brazil and Colombia differ as they are amongst the finest quality.
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 best metal for emerald or pacha stone is gold. Panna stone crafted in platinum or white gold also works well.
The factors that determine the quality of emeralds are colour, clarity, carat weight or presence of inclusions. The pacha stone with brilliant green hue is said to be of finest quality.
Pacha or panna stone symbolises rebirth and renewal. It is believed that these stones have the power to make the wearer more intelligent.