Every year Pantone comes out with a color of the year. In 2013, they have declared it to be emerald! Who doesn’t love emeralds? As you know, there are times that my juices get going when a fabulous piece of estate jewelry comes across my desk.
I always feel that way when I see a gorgeous emerald.
Over at the Jonathan’s Fine Jeweler’s blog, we published a Gemstone Gift Giving Guide, which I encourage you to all go and print out.
The emerald is the birthstone for May, the Zodiac stone for Virgo and the traditional wedding anniversary stone for the 20th and the 55th anniversaries.
The Power of the Emerald
This stone is pretty powerful and has many symbolic meanings. It is said that it offers physical, emotional and spiritual balance. In relationships, it is supposed to bring security in love and promote domestic bliss.
It inspires calmness and clear thinking and has spiritual healing properties and has even been related to abundance and creativity.
The Beauty of the Emerald
Emeralds are one of the harder stones and are from the Beryl family.
The color green is due to traces of chromium and vanadium that are found in the earth’s crust that mixes with the beryllium.
Their beauty can vary depending on how concentrated those elements are when they are mixed deep within the earth. Also, different parts of the world produce different qualities of stone.
Fine emeralds are as valuable as diamonds because it is rare to find a large stone with good deep color and good transparency.
It is also important to note that they usually have inclusions and they are not considered to detract from their beauty or even their value in some cases.
My Favorite Emerald Jewelry
Here are a few pieces of some of my favorite emerald jewelry that I have had the pleasure to see and buy over the years. If you see something you like, contact me!
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