Emerald is the most famous and valuable green gemstone, coveted for its durability and rarity. The earliest reference to emeralds in Western literature comes from Aristotle. He was a great fan of the gemstone and wrote that owning an emerald increased the owner’s importance in business, promoted victory in trials and even soothed eyesight.
Indeed, many cultures have believed the emerald to be an enormously powerful stone. They are said to enhance creativity and help one express love, devotion, and adoration.