Emeralds: The May Birthstone

Are you looking for a dazzling yet sophisticated May birthstone? We’ve got you covered. Let’s step into the world of gorgeous emeralds to know the basics.

Color Variation of Emeralds

Due to the presence of chromium and vanadium in an emerald, its hue varies from lush green, forest green to rich green.

Historical Symbolism of Emeralds

Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite emerald gemstone signifies royalty and elite. The beautiful rich green color also represents nature, harmony and abundance.

Where is it Found?

Premium quality emeralds are typically found around granite or metamorphic rocks, in countries like Colombia, Brazil, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Value of Emeralds

The valuation of emeralds is dependent on 4Cs which are cut, color, clarity and carat weight. High quality natural emeralds are more expensive as these are rare gemstones.

Care for Emeralds

Emeralds, unlike other gemstones, are relatively softer. They need proper cleaning and professional maintenance regularly to ensure the longevity of this precious gemstone.

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