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Emeralds are equally trending like diamonds and celebs and other influencers are opting for them for their big and small events. The vibrant green hue and elegance of this green stone make them a favorite choice, but several other fascinating characteristics of this green stone differentiate them from others.
Let’s check out some of the fascinating characteristics of Emerald which are related their to history, symbolism, and unique characteristics:

    1. Emerald Differs from other Beryl Gems

      Emerald belongs to the Beryl family which also includes other members like aquamarine and morganite. Their chemical composition is the same, but the vibrant green color, ranging from light green to deep, rich shades sets emeralds apart from others. Every emerald is beryl, but what is different is that not every beryl is emerald.

    2. The Rarest Color of Emerald

      Emeralds which are rare and most valuable have a vivid, intense green color with a slight bluish tint. This specific shade is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. The amount of chromium or vanadium in the crystal determines the shade of green emerald. Their rarity and beauty lead to their higher prices in the market.

    3. Emerald Inclusions are Valuable

      Emeralds are known for their inclusions and flaws, which make them unique and are commonly called ‘Jardin’. These mineral deposits give every gemstone its own distinct and individual character. These fractures add to their value and this is the reason we see that highly saturated emeralds with inclusions are valued more than emeralds that have no inclusions and are slightly saturated.

    4. Emerald’s Global Presence

      Emeralds are found in different parts of the world. that include Colombia, Zambia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zimbabwe. The color, clarity, and overall quality of these emeralds produced in different regions can differ to a certain extent. Colombia accounts for more than 50% of emerald production in the world.

    5. Cleopatra’s Love for Emeralds

      Cleopatra, the last ruler of Egypt, deeply loved emerald and she was well known for that. She often wore them and gave them as gifts to visitors, as she strongly believed in the healing power of the stone and its ability to enhance beauty. Cleopatra Mines located in the Eastern Desert, was the popular name for emerald mines.

    6. Emerald’s Royal Connection

      History proves that these green gemstones were favored by royalty. Numerous monarchs adorned their crowns, jewelry, and regalia, with these gemstones. Emeralds symbolize wealth, wisdom, fertility, and immortality.

    7. Emerald as a Birthstone

      Emeralds are considered the birthstone for May-born babies. They bring good luck, health, and prosperity to the wearer. These positive energies and symbolism associated with emeralds make them a meaningful choice for jewelry. They are also considered as 20th, 35th, and 55th wedding anniversaries by couples.

For more information about emerald jewelry you can also read our blog : May Birthstone Emerald: Everything You Must Know

  1. Emeralds in Pop Culture

    Emeralds have helped celebs in gaining attention at major events and shows. We can easily watch emeralds in TV shows, books, and movies. One of the most famous examples is the Emerald City in “The Wizard of Oz,” where the city is said to be made entirely of emeralds. The Emerald Tablet in “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” and the Emerald Buddha in Buddhist mythology are the other popular examples.

  2. The Largest Emerald ever found

    The largest emerald also known as the Bahia Emerald was discovered in Brazil in 2001 The weight of this emerald is around 840 pounds. This was cut into smaller pieces for further processes. One of the largest uncut emeralds weighed 1,383.93 carats and it is The Duke of Devonshire Emerald.

  3. Emerald vs. Diamond Rarity

    Emeralds and Diamonds both are precious. Diamonds are becoming rare we are aware of that, But on the other side, high-quality emeralds with large sizes and exceptional colors are harder to find than similar diamonds.

Wrapping Up:

Emeralds are equally trending among celebrities and influencers, like diamonds. Popular for their vibrant green color, emeralds are part of the beryl family. The most valuable emeralds have an intense green hue color with bluish tints. Unique inclusions, called 'Jardin,' add value. Major sources include Colombia, Zambia, and Brazil, with Colombia leading in production.  Emeralds were favored for their beauty and symbolism of wealth.  Cleopatra’s love or by other royalty’s proved their fame. Being May's birthstone, they bring luck and prosperity to the wearer. Large size high-quality emeralds with exceptional color are rarer than similar diamonds.

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