Emerald is the green variety of Beryl. Today fine Gems come from Africa, Asia, South America, Brazil and Central Asia. As the Gem of Spring Emerald is perfect choice as the Birthstone for month of May. Its also Gem of Twentieth and Twenty Fifth Wedding Anniversary.
The most desirable emerald colors are bluish green to pure green with vivid color Saturation.
In Emerald expect to see inclusions that dealers like to call an internal jardin or garden.
Due to the crystal shape emeralds are commonly cut as rectangular step cuts called emerald cuts.
Because its density is lower a one carat emerald will appear larger in size than a one carat diamond.
2.97 BILLION YEARS
Age of the oldest emeralds from South Africa.
Pharaoh known for her passion for emeralds.
2011 Sales price for Elizabeth Taylor emerald pendant a record $280,000 per Carat.