Lets Talk About Emeralds!
Spring is officially in full swing during the month of May, the April showers sure brought may flowers! With this in mind, today we are discussing the birth stone for the Month of May, that being the beautiful and stunning emerald stone. The name is derived from the Greek term for green, meaning, “smaragdus”. Rome’s Pliny the Elder was once quoted saying “…nothing greens greener” and so it became his verdict. He was said to have described the use of the emeralds by early lapidaries as a relief of eye strain and stress. Included in the world of green gems, are tourmaline and peridot, however emerald stands true as the one gem which is always associated with the lushest landscapes and richest greens. Ireland is the Emerald Isle. Seattle, in the US state of Washington, is the Emerald City. Thailand’s most sacred religious icon is called the Emerald Buddha, even though it’s carved from green jadeite. The first known emerald mines were in Egypt, dating from at least 330 BC into the 1700s. Cleopatra was known to have a passion for emerald, and used it in her royal adornments. Emeralds from what is now Colombia were part of the plunder when sixteenth-century Spanish explorers invaded the New World. The Incas had already been using emeralds in their jewelry and religious ceremonies for 500 years. The Spanish, who treasured gold and silver far more than gems, traded emeralds for precious metals. Their trades opened the eyes of European and Asian royalty to emerald’s majesty. Emerald is the most famous member of the beryl family. Legends endowed the wearer with the ability to foresee the future when emerald was placed under the tongue, as well as to reveal truth and be protected against evil spells. Emerald was once also believed to cure diseases like cholera and malaria. Wearing an emerald was believed to reveal the truth or falseness of a lover’s oath as well as make one an eloquent speaker. Legend also states that emerald was one of the four precious stones given by God to King Solomon. These four stones were said to have endowed the king with power over all creation. Its color reflects new spring growth, which makes it the perfect choice of a birthstone for the month of May. It’s also the gemstone for twentieth and thirty-fifth wedding anniversaries. Below are some of our hand-picked selected pieces of beautiful emerald gems that are sure to turn anyone green with envy!
Diamond & Emerald Pendant Necklace with 18K White Gold Chain - $10K Appraisal Value
This 18K White Gold Pendant features a vivid green, oval-cut Emerald in the center, surrounded by about (30) round Diamonds in a pave-setting. The Pendant is a "slide" style and the 16" wheat chain runs through the center. Pendant and chain stamped "18K".
Our Price: $ 4,900.00
Chopard Style Rare Beautiful Platinum Necklace 8 Diamonds&Emerald- $40k Appraisal Value
This is a classic, beautiful designer Platinum necklace set with an alluring 8 round brilliant diamonds and Emerald. The round brilliant diamond itself weighs approximately 0.75 carats, and is E-VS. The Emerald's COLOR IS AMAZING! The necklace itself measures approximately 13 in. long. This necklace can be worn on a wide variety of occasions, whether they be casual or formal. In excellent condition, this is the classic accompaniment to almost every outfit, and will always add personality to every outfit.
Our Price: $ 13,900.00
Ladies Emerald and Diamond Cuff Bracelet 18K Yellow Gold Setting - $28.5K Appraisal Value
The joy of wearing a piece of art on your wrist is within reach when you grab this stunning Ladies Emerald and Diamond Cuff Bracelet! The bracelet contains approximately 64 Baguette Diamonds, 188 Round Diamonds, and 13 Emeralds. The centermost Emerald is the largest stone and weights approximately 4.25 carats! The bracelet is made of beautiful solid 18K Yellow Gold with all the stones in gold settings. It’s an extraordinarily rare and beautiful bracelet which has an exceptional collector’s antique look. This is a truly spectacular piece that could easily become a family heirloom!
Our Price: $ 9,900.00
Unique Designer Solid Yellow Gold, Emerald, & Diamond Earrings - $8K Appraisal Value
The joy of wearing a piece of art on your ear is within reach when you grab this stunning designer’s earring! This fancy handmade earring has a very distinct beautiful design. The earring consists of beautiful Solid Yellow Gold. The earring Features Pear shape Emeralds with Round Brilliant Diamonds. This marvelous earrings have an intricate design. The earring measurements are 10.5 mm length, 8.5 mm width, and 5 mm thickness. It's an extraordinarily rare and beautiful ring which has an exceptional collector's antique look. This is a truly spectacular piece that could easily become a family heirloom
Our Price: $ 4,995.00
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