An Insight to May BirthStones – Emerald
By Seo Team | May 7, 2019
Hey, are you not satisfied with the price of diamonds? Want something more inexpensive than our lab-created diamonds? Chicago’s Diamonds Inc even serves you with plenty of alternatives, other than diamonds.
Gemstones or especially the birthstones are the finest alternatives to the dazzling diamonds. And using these stones as engagement rings or wedding rings will be an amazing creation. Every birthstone has a unique meaning and possesses a special historical significance.
In this blog, we will discuss the details of Emerald, the birthstone associated with the month of May.
Emerald, to be a bit specific, is a green shaded stone that is considered to be a symbol of love and rebirth. It is believed to be the gem of Venus that is good for fertility.
Some historical aspects:
According to ancient history, Cleopatra, Egypt’s tempestuous female monarch, used to wear Emerald. Additionally, based on the evidence found, it has been proved that the ancient Egyptian mummies that were buried in that era, used to have an Emerald carved with the symbol of verdure on their necks so as to symbolize eternal youth.
Therefore, it can be concluded that emeralds in antiquity were mined in Egypt and later the mines were spread across the world. However, the mining ceased with the discovery of the Colombian deposits.
Today, Emerald deposits are found in plenty of places including Columbia, Zambia, Nigeria, India, and many more. And based on this, they are classified into 4 categories.
Columbian Emerald: With respect to color, size, brilliance, and purity, Columbia offers the best Emeralds. They appear in different shades of green in different parts of Columbian mines. For example, the deep green Emerald is found in core depths of the mines. They look superior to any other emerald pieces. Besides these, emeralds are even obtained in yellowish or bluish shades.
Zambian Emerald: Zambia is considered to be the second largest producers of Emerald in the world. It was introduced around the year 1950. Unlike the Columbian gemstones that are light-shaded green, Zambian Emeralds appear in a deep green shade. These green stones are less porous, smaller in size, and less brittle in nature. They produce a brilliant luster, thus making the stones prominent among the buyers. The best part is that, although the stones are dazzling bright, they are priced lower than the Columbian counterparts, hence are strongly affordable with respect to the diamonds of Chicago.
Indian Emerald: Emeralds in India is known as Panna. Though in recent days, not enough mines are found in India, they were the most fascinating gemstone of the royal families. Even the Indian astrologers use these stones as they found some astrological values in them.
How to Buy Emeralds?
Just like the diamonds, Chicago‘s emeralds also possess the four Cs. Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. These are the four aspects by which emerald is judged or rated by the marketer.
Color – Emeralds appear in a varied range of hues, starting from yellow-green to blue-green, with the primary shade being green. While other shades are considered secondary. More bright or more vivid the color of the stone will be, the more valuable will be the gemstone.
Clarity – Unlike the diamonds of Chicago, Emeralds possess a large number of inclusions or flaws. Hence, if an emerald is devoid of any visible inclusion, it is termed flawless. However, such gemstones are extremely rare in nature and so are extremely expensive. That is the reason why highly included emeralds are treated to enhance the apparent clarity.
Cut – Lab-created diamonds, as we know have multiple shapes and cuts. However, emeralds are found in some prominent shapes. Signature emeralds are often found in emerald cut, oval cut or rectangular cut.
Carat – Same as diamonds, emeralds are also measured in carat. And the price of the gemstone is calculated according to its weight, color, clarity, and shape.
Diamonds Inc present an array of emerald collection based that hold all these properties mentioned above. Hence anyone looking for a quality emerald can simply crawl into our store and purchase the best one from the creations.
Emeralds in the past were considered as the gemstone of Royals. A gemstone that every ruler or monarch around the world loved to wear. Still now this mystical gemstone shares the same space among the diamonds, rubies, or sapphires.
Besides the marvelous diamonds, Chicago is also known as the land of different gemstones. Therefore, it will not be wrong if you look for birthstones instead of diamonds.