The emerald is a beautiful
addition to any gemstone jewellery collection and for those lucky enough to be
born in May, this stone can also be a gem of a gift! Here we provide an
essential guide to emerald gemstones, so you can discover more about this
stunning stone and make your upcoming purchase with confidence.
faithfulness and friendship, emerald jewellery makes the perfect gift for all
individuals, whether your birthday is in May or not. Whilst it is a great gift
to be given all year round, giving a gift of emerald brings extra luck to the
recipient if received during spring. Emeralds have been considered lucky for
centuries, and the stone was particularly popular in India and Egypt. Emerald
jewellery was also favoured by the Romans, and Cleopatra even wore a number of
beautiful emerald pieces.
Like all gemstones, emerald is
thought to have its own special powers, and is said to boost memory and mental
Buying your jewellery gift
With an eye-catching deep green
shade, emerald jewellery is a particularly popular gift, meaning those
celebrating their birthday in May are very lucky! Emerald is also a popular
stone choice for engagement rings and the fact that it is more affordable than
diamond jewellery ensures you and your partner have plenty in the pot to go
ahead with your big day.
Finding a natural emerald stone
however is difficult and there are many synthetically produced alternatives on
the market. Synthetic emeralds however tend to have a much glassier looking
colour than natural stones, whilst it may not have any imperfections at all.
Natural emeralds on the other hand are cloudier and more colourful. When
choosing between a synthetic and natural emerald, consider that Ďrealí emeralds
tend to have more character, a trait that makes this gemstone jewellery unique
to the wearer.
Selecting an emerald
Considering the clarity, size,
colour, shape and source is vital when selecting an emerald jewellery gift.
Emeralds tend to be graded by eye, unlike diamonds, which makes spotting cracks
and inclusions that arenít visible to the naked eye difficult. When considering
its clarity, donít be deterred by cloudy stones, this is common in natural emeralds.
The cut can also be a sticking
point for many buyers. However, emeralds tend to be cut in the classic emerald
shape but other square and oval cuts are accessible.
Here at Booth & Booth, we
provide a number of beautiful gemstones for those looking for jewellery gifts
or individuals wishing to add to their own collections. Buy online today and discover sterling
silver jewellery with true character and class.