Today, in our last minute gift giving guide, we showcase our radiant emerald jewelries which also coincide with our green theme day celebration sale. Our finest quality emerald gemstones have lush, saturated color in the richest green.
A Brief History
Emeralds are revered since ages and it’s so prized that carat for carat, a fine emerald could be 2x-3x times as valuable as a diamond. In the ancient Indian mythology, emerald was thought to be green of growing things.
Since the time of kings and queens of Babylon as early as 4000 BC, it was worshipped by the Incas and mentioned in the Holy Bible. Besides, Greek legend Aristotle had written that owning an emerald enhances one’s aura and vibe.
He also stated “An emerald hung from the neck or worn in a ring will prevent the falling sickness (epilepsy). We, therefore, commend noblemen that it be hanged about the necks of their children that they fall not into this complaint.”
Greater Significance on Health
Emerald is said to remove negativity and bring positive emotional energy. It soothes mind and maintains a sense of harmony and security. This not only helps bring back your life on track but also let you realize your true connection with the universe. It is also believed to bring good fortune as one your one act of kindness raises the entire vibration of the universe. In true sense, emeralds open the doors to perfect love and trust while instilling you with security.
The Importance of the Four C’s
Let’s take a look at each one, in order of importance.
Color is the most visible factor for emerald. Natural emeralds occur between very light and very dark. The most sought for emerald colors are bluish green to pure green, with vivid color saturation and tone that’s not too dark.
Normally, emeralds bear inclusions that are visible to the unaided eye. Most emeralds are treated with oil, resin, and/or polymers to reduce the appearance of inclusions and surface reaching breaks.
An emerald should be cut symmetrically with uniform facets that allow for paramount color and brilliance. The most popular cut is a square or rectangular step cut also called as emerald cut. This cut maximize the beauty of the emerald’s color to create a bright, lively stone.
Emerald experts agree that it’s better to buy a smaller emerald with excellent color quality than a larger one with poor color quality. Quality-for-quality, the price of emerald can rise dramatically as the size increases.
Rest assured, you just need to buy your emerald from a site that has high quality images of their stones, like MySolitaire.com. They can be the focal point in a ring, necklace, bracelet, and earrings like these beauties below.
There is no doubt that emeralds make eternally wonderful stones.