Emerald is from the beryl family, and is the most valuable of all the green stones. The green color of emerald comes from chrome, and sometimes vanadium. The most important deposits are in Columbia. Emerald has long been given as an expression of love; a gift from the heart. It is believed that this crystal provides the wearer with an inner picture of the truth and helps them to perceive things with greater wisdom. Another of emerald's important aspects is the vibration of love; not only the love within it, but the love that is projected through it. It is a strengthener of the heart...physically, mentally, and spiritually.