Russian Emerald Education

Russian Emerald Education

Russian Emerald Education: Basics

Russian Emerald is the precious gemstone found in nature as beryl and presence of trace element like chromium result into the green color of the May Birthstone. First discovered in the Ural Mountains in the early nineteenth century. These deposits, however were nationalized in the Soviet era for mining beryllium instead of emerald. Thus, emeralds from Russia differ enough with other emeralds to categorize them with different name.

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Why We Love Russian Emerald


Color of Nature

Green is the color of nature! Russian Emeralds are soothing to eyes with its light green and yellowish or bluish hues.



While shades of green are quite common for emeralds, the Russian Emeralds are a rare catch in nature with their unique hues.


Gemstone of Love

Like ruby, Russian Emerald is a symbol of love. While rubies are known for passionate love, Russian Emeralds are cherished for faithful and deep love.


Quality Factors



Bluish-green to yellowish-green is the desired hue in an Russian Emerald with medium to vivid saturation. A good grade Russian Emerald is known for its light green saturation.



Inclusions in case of the May Birthstone are admired by collectors as the unique fingerprint in an Russian 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 Russian Emerald is what the cut factor determines.



Russian Emeralds are cut in a range of sizes varying from tiny Russian Emeralds measured in Carats, a measure of weight and not the visible size.



How is an Russian Emerald formed?
  • Russian 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.
What is difference between lab grown and natural Russian Emeralds?
  • Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-created Russian 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 Russian Emeralds have many inclusions or variations as compared to it lab grown counterpart which is free from any such inclusions. While, Lab Grown Russian Emeralds can lack the expected color and saturation.
Where do Russian Emeralds come from?

Russian Emeralds are a rare find and are obtained from few mines from Russia.

How to take care of Russian Emerald Ring?

Russian 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 Russian Emerald. Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.

What is a Russian Emerald certification?

The most common Russian 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 Russian Emerald in all of its characteristics. Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.

How much does a 1 Carat Russian Emerald cost?

Although the average cost of an Russian Emerald can considerably vary from $200 to a high of $18000 depending upon the quality of the Russian Emerald.


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