The name itself is derived from the Greek word ‘smaragdus’ meaning, “green gem”.
The ancient Egyptians mined Emeralds nearly 3,000 years ago, and Cleopatra was an avid emerald collector. In the 16th Century Spanish explorers found large Emeralds in the possession of the Aztecs and Incas and went on to discover the now famous Chivor and Muzo mines, of Colombia.
An Emerald symbolises rebirth and youth. Believed by the ancients to empower the owner with foresight into the future. An Emerald is regarded as an amulet for good fortune, and success.
As a member of the beryl family of minerals, Emerald is among the most treasured of all gemstones. When choosing an Emerald look for the strength in the colour, and balance this against the clarity and brilliance that emulates from this fine green gem.
The hardness of emerald is 7.5 -8/10 however care must be taken to prevent wear and tear on this gemstone due to its brittle nature. Emeralds are prefect for pendants and earrings.
Emerald occurs in a number of places around the world such as Columbia, Zambia, Brazil, Australia, Canada and China.
They are perfect for a May birthday or a 55th wedding anniversary.
Browse our gallery here to see our previously made emerald items.
Want to custom design your own piece of emerald jewellery? Contact us here or text us on 0480 030 674. An appointment can also be made via phone 03 9650 3830.
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