We are well and truly into Spring and its the birthstone month of one of the most rare gemstones in the world…Emerald.
This exquisite stone is said to symbolise love and rebirth and is also considered to aid in fertility. Egypt’s tempestuous female monarch, Cleopatra, was as famous for wearing Emeralds during her ruling as Liz Taylor is for wearing diamonds in our time. It was customary for ancient Egyptian mummies to be buried with an Emerald carved with the symbol of verdure – flourishing greenness – on their necks as a symbol of eternal youth.
When choosing your Emerald, the deeper and more vivid the colour, the greater its value. An emerald that holds most value exudes an intense bluish hue in addition to the beautiful, bold green. Almost all Emeralds are found with birthmarks known as inclusions. Some inclusions are expected and do not detract from the value as much as it would with other stones.
Visit your nearest Jeweller of Excellence to find similar Emeralds to those about by looking for your nearest jeweller in our store locator.