Emerald comes from the Greek word smargos, meaning green stone, but the oldest known mine is Egyptian and dates back to 3000 BCE. It was traditionally bound to the left arm to protect travelers.
Emerald is a stone for love, luck and prosperity. It helps us cultivate the courage it takes to love and be loved. You can wear it as a reminder to stay open and get comfortable with your vulnerability. It is a stone of abundance helping you draw in abundance in all forms. This stone can help connect you to Divine Love, compassion and gratitude. It is a heart chakra stone and known as the "Stone of Successful Love".