This large Ethiopian Emerald is set nicely in a sturdy sterling silver setting.
Gift box included.
Emerald has been revered for millennia as one of the rarest and most valuable gemstones in the world. It’s deep green color and mesmerizing clarity sparked lust in Cleopatra and many queens and kings after. Emerald is the birthstone for May and the stone for 20th and 35th anniversaries.
Emerald is a variety of beryl, a cyclosilicate mineral found in igneous and metamorphic rocks.
True emeralds have deep, rich green color. Lighter shades of green or blue/green beryl are not emeralds. The first emerald mines were believed to have been located in ancient Egypt, in the area of Mount Smaragdus. Explorers in the early 19th century rediscovered thousands of emerald mining operations believed to have been the main source of emeralds to the ancient world. Today’s main producers of fine gemstone emeralds are Zimbabwe, Brazil, Columbia and Zambia. A small amount of emerald is mined in North Carolina.
Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Hardness: 7.5 - 8
Crystal system: Hexagonal
As an energy stone, emerald is heralded for its heart chakra supporting vibration that awakens inner strength to meet life’s challenges with wisdom and love. Emerald shares its dazzle and confidence with the wearer of this gem. Emerald is a powerful healer and great for attracting abundance.
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