Emerald is the official birthstone for the month of May. This stone is a beautiful, rich, cool green color that was treasured by Cleopatra during her reign. The word “emerald” is derived from the Persian word “green gem”, which symbolizes peace, growth, and healing. Want to learn more? Let’s explore more about this calming stone:
The Formation of Emeralds
Emerald crystals grow one molecule at a time, which takes adequate time and space. Emeralds are formed in a hydrothermal process, which occurs when hydrothermal fluids break away from magma that is deep in the Earth’s crust. However, some emeralds are formed in pegmatite deposits, which can be found in sheets of rock. When conditions are perfect, emerald crystals will begin to form.
The History of Emeralds
Throughout history, many royal families adored emerald. In ancient Egypt, they would place emerald stone in jewelry and burials. In India, crowns were embellished with these luscious stones. Elizabeth Taylor, a British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian also has a collection of emerald jewelry, which consists of necklaces, rings, and brooches.
Carefully strung one at a time, this stunning emerald Murano glass necklace is layered with a variety of lampworked beads.
This pair of earrings is embellished with pieces of emerald mixed with dazzling blue gems and glass beads.
Accented with dazzling Swarovski crystals in emerald and white, this luxurious ring is plated with rhodium, giving off a gleaming touch.