Emeralds at a Glance:
At Diamond Treats, our emeralds are natural green emeralds of quite a deep green colour. Inclusions are visible but these form the natural beauty of every emerald. Our Emeralds are carefully selected for a quality that gives our customers lucious green colour with transparency at excellent value!
|Colour:||Bluish green to pure green|
|Main Factor Affecting Value:||Inclusions have a negative effect on transparency and clarity which reduce value|
|Inclusions:||Almost always have inclusions. Inclusions form rays in a star-like pattern|
|Birthstone:||Emerald is a May Birthstone|
|Some Diamond Mines:||Egypt, India, Austria, Colombia, Zambia|
Emeralds are fascinating gemstones. They have the most beautiful, most intense and most radiant green that can possibly be imagined: emerald green. Inclusions are tolerated. In top quality, fine emeralds are more valuable than diamonds. Emeralds are worn daily by millions of gemstone lovers set in various types of Emerald Jewellery such as earrings, necklaces and rings.
Emerald’s green tones has soothed souls and excited imaginations since its inception. Its name comes from ancient Greek for green, ‘smaragdus’. Even today, the colour green is known for relieving tension, stress and eye strain.
Largest emerald found:
The largest emerald in the world, the Bahia, was discovered in 2014, in a Brazilian rainforest. Its value was close to £230m GBP and there was a courtroom battle to whom, it belonged to! The Bahia Emerald, a massive black schist with nine protruding emerald crystals, was transported from Bahia to Sao Paulo, Brazil; San Jose; New Orleans; South El Monte; and Las Vegas. It was reported that the Bahia was stranded in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and a number of business deals failed, relationships between companies strained and promises broken.
According to a US judge, after a lengthy case, the owners were declared as FM Holdings LLC, comprising of 3 prominent businessmen.
The 2nd case regarding a famous emerald, was in 2012; called the Teodora, which was found in Brazil and cut in India, total weight; 57,500 carats; which was eventually sold to a Canadian gem dealer Regan Reaney for an estimated $1.15m USD.
‘Beryls’ are the most dominant of all emeralds.
Emeralds are also believed to help cure diseases such as cholera and malaria; as the gemstones contain healing properties which also help keep evil spirits away.
In ancient Egyptian culture, emeralds are considered a symbol of eternal life. Cleopatra, arguably Egypt’s most famous resident, was a huge lover of the stone and this further immortalised when screen legend Elizabeth Taylor played the lead character opposite her future husband, Richard Burton; in the 1963 epic masterpiece.
Emeralds: As a gift
Emerald Jewellery make exceptional gifts. As a symbol of life creation, emeralds symbolizes life. Consumers are drawn to the colour because it signifies renewal & resurrection.
Rumour has it, also, that God gave King Solomon 4 emerald gemstones, giving him complete power over creation. It is also believed that the gem was the first in the second row of the breastplate of the high priest Exodus; which was also imported to Tyre from Syria.
Celebrities who wear emeralds:
- Angelina Jolie (March 2012 – The Jewellery Editor)
- Victoria Beckham (July 2014 – Daily Mail)
- Halle Berry (August 2015 – Radar Online)
- Beyonce (Feb 2015 – Eonline)
- Léa Seydoux (Bond girl – SPECTRE – October 2015 – The Telegraph)
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