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Emerald is a rare gemstone belonging to the precious gemstones family
Beryl. They are May's birthstone. The best quality emeralds are usually
found in Columbia. The emerald ranks next in commercial value to the ruby,
and fine examples can cost more than the highest quality colorless
diamonds. It is highly sought after as a jewelry gem as well as as a
Gemstone species: Emerald
Treatments: None known
Color: Medium Green
Cut: Oval Faceted
Clarity: Translucent to Opaque
Carat weight: 5.79 cts
Measurements: 12x10 mm
Country of origin: Columbia
What makes this gemstone unique?
Emerald is a rare gem that belongs in any gem collector's portfolio. The
best emerald come from Columbia.
This is an oval facet, nice medium green emerald, direct
from Muzo mine in Columbia. Apart from its collector potential, this stone is
prized by natural healers and will make a great pendant.
Eye Clean – Gems that
are clean to the naked eye.
Loop Clean - No imperfections are visible at 10x magnifications
(a jeweler's loop)
VSI (very slight inclusions) - While these gems have some small
inclusions, they will not diminish the brilliance and beauty of the
gem when set
SI (slight inclusions) - These gems have some inclusions visible
to the naked eye but not to the extent of affecting the brilliance
of the gem.
Included - These gems have some larger and/or many minor
inclusions that somewhat diminish the brilliance of the gem.
Transparent - Transparent gems allow light to pass through them
without diffusing (scattering) the light.
Translucent - Translucent gems allow light to pass through them,
but the light is somewhat diffused (scattered).
Opaque: No light passes through the gemstone.
Since the time of Cleopatra and continuing today,
emeralds have set the standard for the ultimate
color in green gemstones. A fine emerald is truly breathtaking.
Emerald is the birthstone for May. Emerald is the
anniversary gemstone for the 20th, 35th and
55th year of marriage, the perfect emblem of an enduring love.
Traditional Gemstone Properties for Emerald:
domestic bliss, sensitivity, loyalty, memory,
mental capacity, harmony, focus, eliminating negativity.
Information on the healing properties of
emerald can be found here.
See Also: More detailed
Information about Emerald
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