Emerald

Emerald stone and emerald cut stones meanings, a high demand as engagement rings with different qualities according to the price.

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Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl (Be₃Al₂SiO₆) The green color comes from trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium.
Beryl has a hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale. Most gemstones are usually full of inclusions, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is generally poor. It is a cyclosilicate.

The word “emerald” is derived (via Old French: esmeraude and Middle English: emeraude), from Vulgar Latin: esmaralda/esmaraldus, a variant of Latin smaragdus, which originated in Ancient Greek: σμάραγδος (smaragdos; “green gem”).

Emerald color, clarity, cut and carat weight

Natural emeralds, like all colored gemstones, are graded using four basic parameters the four Cs of Connoisseurship: Color, also Clarity, Cut and Carat weight. Before the 20th century, jewelers used the term water, as in “a gem of the finest water”, to express the combination of two qualities: color and clarity. Normally, in the grading of colored gemstones, color is by far the most important criterion. However, in the grading of gemstones, clarity is the second one. A fine stone must possess not only a pure verdant green hue as described below, but also a high degree of transparency to be a top gem.

Emerald cut stones

emerald cut

Are you looking for a emerald cut stone for your engagement rings?

The emerald cut, also known as a tapered step-cut, defines a gem or diamond with a characteristic square or rectangular shape. The emerald cut was intended for the stone who give its name to this cut but later became a gem and diamond traditional cut.

Its tapered corners concenters the color of any gem. A gem’s shape actually becomes submissive to the cut and the long flat surface lends a window into the depth of the gem’s brilliant color.

An emerald cut accentuates your gems color but offers a better balance as well. It also puts choosing a design into perspective. An emerald cut will make your ring finger look longer and slender. It also emphasizes size, boosting the allure of your gem or diamond.

Emerald birthstone

Emerald gem crystal, the birthstone for the month of May, has been beloved for millennia, evoking rebirth and renewal. Widely regarded as the definition of green, emerald is the perfect color for spring. From the poetic description of Ireland as “the Emerald Isle” to the vibrant green of the famed gemstone itself, the May birthstone emerald has captured hearts and minds through the ages.

Emerald price and value

For instance, while a one carat good quality emerald price may sell for somewhere between $500 and $1,500, a five carat emerald of similar quality could sell for between $7,500 and $30,000. Of course, less quality stones are much cheaper. Exact emeralds prices vary according to market demand.

Chivor mine, Colombia

During the twentieth century, the Chivor mine passes through the hands of several companies. Including a German owner, many US investors and Canadian society “Chivor Emerald”. We discovered the largest emerald of history in 1920. The name of this gem is “Patricia” in honor of the daughter of the operator of the mine. The sale price of this 632 carats stone (126.4 grams) was the modest sum of $ 60,000.

Natural Emerald 7.19ct with Pyrite inclusions, from Chivor, Colombia

Chivor is a town and municipality in the Eastern Boyacá Province, part of the Colombian department of Boyacá. The mean temperature of the village in the Tenza Valley is 18 °C (64 °F). Chivor is located at 215 kilometres (134 mi) from the department capital Tunja. Chivor is world-famous for its gemstones.

Emerald meaning and healing properties benefits

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Emerald is known as the “stone of successful love”. It brings loyalty and provides for domestic bliss. It enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship. Keeps partnerships in balance and can signal unfaithfulness if it changes color. Emerald stimulates the heart chakra, having a healing effect on the emotions as well as the physical heart. It ensures physical, emotional and mental equilibrium, bringing harmony to all areas of ones life. Focusing intention and raising consciousness, it brings in positive actions, eliminating negativity and enhancing the ability to enjoy life to the fullest.

The stone enhances psychic abilities, opens clairvoyance, and stimulates the use of greater mental capacity. It helps bring awareness of the unknown to conscious recognition, imparting reason and wisdom. Emerald assists in inciting activity and focus in ones actions. It strengthens memory and imparts clarity of thought. It inspires a deep inner knowing, promoting truth and discernment.

Gems treats disorders of the heart, lungs, spine and muscular system. It aids in recovery after infectious illness, helps sinuses and soothes the eyes, improving vision. It has a detoxifying effect on the liver and alleviates diabetes and rheumatism.

Emerald rough from Madagascar


FAQ

Is emerald a diamond?

No it isn’t. But one of four gemstones globally recognized as precious. The others being diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Emeralds are green beryl. They get their green color from trace amounts of chromium and/or vanadium.

What is a good emerald?

The most desirable emerald colors are bluish green to pure green, with vivid color saturation and tone that’s not too dark. The most-prized emeralds are highly transparent. Their color is evenly distributed, with no eye-visible color zoning. If the hue is too yellowish or too bluish, the stone is a different variety of beryl, and its value drops accordingly.

Where emerald is found?

The principal emerald raw deposits are currently mined in Colombia, Brazil, and Zambia. Gemstones are mined throughout the world (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Australia, United States) but these are the three major sources. Colombia arguably produces the finest crystals.

Who should not wear emerald?

It is not an auspicious stone for descendants ruled by Mars, since Mercury is incompatible with Mars. Thus, people of the Aries sun sign should be very careful before wearing this gemstone. They can befriend the gemstone only when Mercury is positioned in the 3rd, 7th, and 10th house.

Why is emerald so expensive?

Because of the offer and the demand in the trade market. It is is the most expensive beryl. As many gemstones out there, it has to adhere to certain expectations, with color and transparency being the most important factors when it comes to this gem. The deepest green emeralds are the one with the higher price. Darker the color, higher the price.

Should emerald be dark or light?

Ideally, it should be cut symmetrically with uniform facets that allow for paramount color and brilliance. If cut too deeply, the light will escape on the side and the crystal will look dark. If too shallow, the stone will not appear brilliant since the light will be lost at the bottom of the stone.

What color emerald is most expensive?

Color has a large effect on the emerald price. When assessing the color, there are three main qualities to look at: hue, saturation, and tone. The most valuable color ranges from a bluish green to pure green. Stones that are too blue or yellow will be lower in price. Crystals with the highest worth have a vivid color saturation. The most coveted gems are those with a tone that is not too dark. By definition, It must be medium to dark to be considered good quality.

Emerald cut engagement rings price depend on the variety of the stones and metal.

Is emerald a lucky stone?

For over 4000 years, the stone has enamored the cultures and civilizations. It is a gem of fascination and vitality. Most importantly, it can bring you immense luck and fortunes, even when you lose hope.

How can you tell an emerald is real?

A genuine gemstone does not sparkle with fire, as do gemstones such as diamonds or moissanite. If you hold up a stone to a source of light, it will shine but with a dull fire. There will be no rainbow flashes emitting from the stone. If the stone does sparkle and have intense fire, it is likely a fake.

Which zodiac sign should wear emerald?

The stone is highly recommended for the person belong to Gemini ascendant. You can particularly wear when the planet Mercury is debilitated in the Pisces, afflicted by Saturn, Mars, Rahu and Ketu and combusted by Sun. It will neutralize the negative effect of the mercury and bring the positive energy.

Can emerald be worn everyday?

Sure. Because stones are a 7 to 7.5 on the hardness scale, they are durable enough for everyday wear. Like all fine jewelry, even diamonds, you should remove your rings before doing anything strenuous.

What is the best cut for an emerald?

Because of the shape of rough, a long hexagonal crystals, the most economical cut is the classic emerald cut, which features broad steps of facets. This gives the stone an entirely different look than brilliant cuts, which are known for their scintillation.

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