Lush. Exotic. Untamed. This is no polite, garden-variety green: Emerald pulses with life and vitality. More valuable than even diamonds, fine-quality Emeralds of significant size are among the world’s most bewitching jewels. Their incomparable dark green color is produced only under extremely rare conditions. Emerald jewelry is stunning – period.
May birthstone: These green beauties have celebrated and commemorated May babies since the Cleopatra, and they are always a welcomed gift. Why? They mark the most exciting time in life – your birthday and that of those you love. Not to mention – emeralds are stunning!
Celebrate May birthdays with the personal, meaningful gift of May birthstone jewelry. It is not only an eternal trend; it’s an expression of gratitude and symbol of life’s most precious moments. Take a peek at our emerald jewelry, collection and give the gift of traditional birthstones – emerald birthstones!
Care: Emerald is rated “fair to good” for everyday wear with care. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.
Location: Today emeralds are found in Colombia, Zambia, Brazil, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Russia and Australia. The earliest recorded mines were located in ancient Egypt.
Composition: Emerald, composed of Beryllium Aluminum Silicate (Beryl), is one of the four precious gemstones and of all gemstones, the most expensive. The highest quality emerald is a transparent grass green, a color attributable to the presence of chromium.
History: he emerald was mined in Egypt as early as 330 BC, but some estimate that the oldest emeralds are 2.97 billion years old. Cleopatra is perhaps the most famous historical figure to cherish emeralds. The Maharajas of India, who believed the gem brought luck and restored health, had multitudes of Emeralds in their treasure vaults.