Emerald is the precious gemstone found in nature as beryl and presence of trace elements like vanadium and chromium result into the green color of the May Birthstone. First discovered by the Ancient Egyptians, the emerald found its way into the jewelry of Pharaohs of Egypt. Since then emerald became a symbol of truth and came to be known as the Jewel of Kings.
Green is the color of nature! Like the trees of bright and vibrant greens of many shades, Emeralds are soothing to eyes with its vivid bright color.
Jardins mean Gardens in French. The inclusions found in emeralds are described as garden-like. These inclusions contribute to the uniqueness of emeralds.
Like ruby, emerald is a symbol of love. While rubies are known for passionate love, emeralds are cherished for faithful and deep love.
Bluish-green to yellowish-green is the desired hue in an emerald with medium to vivid saturation. A good grade emerald is known for its vibrant green color.
Inclusions in case of the May Birthstone are admired by collectors as the unique fingerprint in an emerald bears the story of its creation.
The symmetrical arrangement of facets to enhance the brilliance, reduce imperfection and bring out the green color of an emerald is what the cut factor determines.
Emeralds are cut in a range of sizes varying from tiny emeralds weighing mere fractions of a carat to as heavy as hundreds of carats.
Emerald or else called as natural beryl in scientific terms, are formed when beryllium is bubbled up from Earth’s crust into hydro-thermal veins. The beryl is believed to take growth in the form of hexagonal crystals and the signature green color is owed to the presence of trace elements such as chromium and vanadium.
Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-created Emeralds. One must not confuse “lab grown” with the “fake”. While synthetic is a replica the lab grown is developed in a controlled lab environment.
The most notable differences between them include that naturally occurring emeralds have many inclusions or variations as compared to it lab grown counterpart which is free from any such inclusions. While, Lab Grown Emeralds can lack the expected color and saturation.
Emeralds are even less common from the diamonds. The most recognized places which contribute to the supplies of emeralds in the world include Columbia, Brazil, and Zambia.
Emerald Ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.
While cleaning the ring make use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the emerald.
Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.
The most common Emerald Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes an emerald in all of its characteristics.
Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.
Although the average cost of an emerald can be as low as $172, yet the prices can considerably vary from $200 to a high of $18000 depending upon the quality of the emerald.