Emerald

April 25, 2018

Emerald

Emerald’s lush hue mesmerizes — a vision of abundant life and growth. One of the most famous emerald devotees, Cleopatra, had a robe encrusted with her favourite jewel. The gemstone’s colour, including its finest hue, a dazzling dark green, results from rare conditions that create tiny cracks and cavities in the stone, so inclusions are acceptable even in top-quality stones. And AAAA quality emeralds of significant size can command higher prices than diamond.
Ancient history shows that rulers from many cultures coveted this gem. Egyptian pharaohs gathered emeralds from mines near the Red Sea, later named Cleopatra’s Mines. The Incas and Aztecs of the Americas worshipped emerald as a holy stone. The Maharajas of India believed the gem brought luck and restored health. And in ancient Rome, emerald symbolized Venus, the goddess of love.
Emerald is May’s birthstone and the gift of choice for the 35th wedding anniversary.



Leave a comment


Also in Education

Pink Sapphire
Pink Sapphire

April 27, 2018 1 Comment

From a vibrant, medium light pink to an intense, purple pink, pink sapphire’s lustre and brilliance communicate femininity, glamour, and excitement.

Continue Reading

Blue Sapphire
Blue Sapphire

April 26, 2018

A great poet once described sapphire as the blue of a clear sky just after sundown. And sapphire’s intense velvety blue has long been associated with the heavens. The colour ranges from deep midnight blue to a lighter azure hue. For many gemstones, darker colours have greater value, but Sapphire’s mid-range colour, vibrant cornflower blue, is its most prized.

Continue Reading

Ruby
Ruby

April 26, 2018

Fiery and romantic, with brilliant depth and intensity, ruby’s red hue attracts attention and fascination. Over the centuries, this voluptuous gem has come to symbolize the beating heart of life: love, passion, power, and courage, appealing equally to men and women.

Continue Reading