It is thought that civilisation began in Africa, its ancient name, being; Alkebulan meaning; “mother of mankind” or “garden of Eden”. Alkebulan, is the oldest word of indigenous origin. Africa, the current misnomer adopted by most today, was given to the continent by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Emerald is considered a stone of royalty. A favourite gemstone of the Queens and Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. It is considered a sacred stone, representing wealth and prosperity and known as a protective stone of the heart. An Emerald gives you the courage to love and be loved. When you connect with the Emerald Crystal, it opens and activates the heart chakra, giving you the strength to share your love. With its rich shade of green, the Emerald meaning is also linked with the Spring Equinox, a time of rebirth and renewal.