Emeralds — The May Birthstone
Emeralds are the traditional birthstone for the month of May and the gemstone representing the astrological sign Cancer. Emeralds are often considered a symbol of good luck and are also worn by many who believe that the stone reduces anxiety and encourages peace and serenity in the wearer.
Emeralds are one of the few gemstones that are classified as “precious.” Grading for emeralds is done with the same 4 categories as diamonds; cut, clarity, color, and carat. For emeralds, color and clarity are the most important considerations.
Emeralds vary from yellow-green to blue-green and every color in-between. Vivid, bright green emeralds are usually the most sought-after and considered the most precious.
Unlike diamonds, emeralds are looked at with the naked eye to determine their clarity as emeralds tend to have more natural inclusions. It is extremely rare to find an emerald without inclusions which is why a very high-quality emerald with little to no inclusions is more expensive than a diamond of the same size and quality.
Emeralds are mined all over the world in at least 30 countries and have even been found in the United States! Columbia and Zambia are the largest producers of emeralds currently.
Emeralds In Santa Fe
Where can you find quality emerald jewelry? At Diva Diamonds in Santa Fe of course! We are committed to providing excellent jewelry for our clientele. We have many emerald pieces in-store now and we can create custom designs as well!
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