Emerald is the perfect gemstone for the month of May that falls right in the heart of Spring. With its beautiful, rich and vivid color, Emerald symbolizes the beauty of the season. The word “EMERALD” is derived from a Latin Word Esmaralda which means Green Gem. Considered as a stone of Venus, Emerald brings romance, passion, bliss and unconditional love.
Just like Aquamarine, Emerald is a variety of Beryl mineral having six sides and is nearly a foot in length. Ranging from a lighter shade of green to a richer and deeper green, its valuability depends on the respective shade of it. Greener the emerald, higher its value. Intense green-blue emerald is in itself one of a kind, even harder to find than a diamond. Emerald contains inclusions which makes it very attractive unlike diamonds. So Emerald’s imperfection increases the value of it.
It is said that the oldest Emeralds are 2.97 billion years old which were found in Egypt. In those days, Emeralds represented Status and Wealth in Society. Also, It was believed that Emeralds possess a mystical power which could cure stomach pain and give the warrior the ability to forecast the future and see the truth. Nowadays, Emeralds are found all over the world which includes Colombia, Afghanistan, Zambia, Australia, Austria, India, Italy, Pakistan, Switzerland, United States, etc.
Emerald is globally recognized as one of the popular choices for pendants, bracelets and engagement rings. Check out the variety of Emerald fine jewelry at www.glitzdesign.us!