Out of all the pure gemstones emerald stands out as the one giving most cooling effect. The color green represents the color of peace; it soothes the eye and makes the wearer look charming. Emerald is one stone which when combined with gold gives a unique shine and a very glamorous look.
The coolness of the green color in emeralds allows jewelers to use it as a combination while making different types of jewelry. You will find emeralds in almost every combination type of jewelry; these are used to denote the leaves or butterflies in the jewelry.
Emeralds are one of the basic four types of precious stones. Therefore, these stones are quite expensive. A good sized emerald can cost thousands of dollars. Valuation of emeralds is done using the 4 Cs of gemstone valuation namely, the carat, clarity, cut and color.
There are very rare emeralds to date that did not have any impurities. Such emeralds can cost in millions of dollars. However, emeralds with low rate of impurities too cost quite high making it a stone worth owning. Smaller emeralds will cost you lower since you cannot really cut them or resize them into something more.
Smaller emeralds are affordable and can be owned easily enough. Only the rich have the privilege of owning the very large rich and gorgeous emeralds. Emeralds are found in several countries of the world. Asian countries are rich in this stone. Some were also found in Egypt, Austria, Columbia, etc.
Chemical composition of the emerald is the mineral beryl and traces of chromium and vanadium. This is why the color varies from sheer green to bluish green. When cut, this stone has the ability to shine and glow.
Emeralds were used of variety of purposes. The color green has the ability to soothe nerves, therefore people with disturbed mentality or overstressed nerves were often advised to wear an emerald. Emerald was believed to provide easing of nerves and peace for the wearer.
Emeralds are still being used, either singly or in combination with diamonds and rubies. All these stones match each other perfectly thereby making it possible to use these three stones together in a single piece. Emeralds are beautiful and their beauty allows you to use them either with silver, gold or platinum as you please. However, emeralds used in gold give out a unique shine and are very eye catching.
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