Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Emerald - Fresh as a Spring Rain!

by Katy Green

Liz Taylor's Famous Bulgari Emerald Necklace

Did you know the birthstone for May is Emerald?

Well, if you were born in May you already know that but for those of you not celebrating this month, it's believed that Emerald brings wisdom, growth and patience. Did you know that Emerald is the traditional gift for the 55th wedding anniversary and it also believed that Emeralds are able to enhance the clairvoyance of their wearers.

Emerald History...
According to - eons ago in the Vedas, the holy scriptures of the Indians, claim these precious green gems consists of healing properties: 'Emeralds promise good luck"
If you warrant good luck an emerald may be the perfect remedy.

Natural Emerald

Biggest Emerald Ever...

Did you know that The New York Museum of Natural History contains The Patricia Emerald which  is one of a very few large, gem-quality emeralds that have been preserved uncut. Though emeralds have been found in several locations, including Siberia and the United States, Colombia is the world's major source of the minerals today.

Emerald Cocktail Ring -
Natural Emerald -Each stone is unique in it's size, shape and color making each ring a one of a kind.
Be weary of fake or composite Emeralds, the best way too tell if an Emerald is fake is by the following:

  • If the price is too low it may to good to be true most likely it is glass or crystal instead of an Emerald.
  • If the origin is from China is most likely fake. Most Emeralds are found in Columbia, India, South Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Zimbabwe and North Carolina.
  • Examine the Emerald with a magnifying glass and if you see tiny flaws within the stone or irregular patterns, it is most likely real because a real Emerald is never perfect.
  • If you receive an Emerald stone as a gift and you have doubts take it to a trusted jeweler to have it appraised.

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