Emerald - May Birth Stone
Posted by Jennifer Juan

Emerald - May Birth Stone

In case you didn't know, Emerald is the birth stone this month and we're featuring it here on wholesalejewelryfashions because this particular stone symbolizes the rebirth and renewal that comes with Spring, or so history says so. 

"The first known emerald mines were in Egypt, dating from at least 330 B.C. into the 1700s. Cleopatra was known to have a passion for emerald, and used it in her royal adornments. 16th-century Conquistadors discovered South American mines hidden by the Incas. A ready and exceptional supply of emeralds was suddenly available, and Europeans fell in love with the bewitchingly beautiful gemstone." (ref: https://www.gia.edu/seeing-green)

Emerald, unlike diamonds, rubies and sapphires, is not the clearest of gemstones. Therefore, it is common to see blemishes or cloudiness in it when used as a jewelry. If ever you do find one, know that it is rare and can be very expensive. So as an alternative, there is the emerald cubic zirconia jewelry.  

Do you know that emeralds not just carry their own signature color, but they carry their own signature cut as well? Emeralds naturally form in 6-sided prisms, hence, the "emerald cut". 

However you wear your emerald jewelry, you can always expect a bold statement from it.

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Enjoy!