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