Emeralds, the part of ancient stories and lore, have intense charisma and radiance. This traditional birthstone of May is also known as the stone of hearts. It is a type of beryl (beryllium aluminum silicate) with chromium impurities and rates 7.5-8 at moh’s scale of hardness. It is very famous for inclusions and flawless stones are rare.
This stone of springtime has a prominent position in history. Ancient Indian rulers had an adorable collection of rare emeralds. The princess of Kapurthala, an Indian state had a stunning diamond and emerald necklace worth £ 100,000. Cleopatra had her own emerald mines. Queen Marie Jose, the last queen of Italy had gorgeous necklace made with numerous rare emeralds and diamonds. Ireland is popular as The Emerald Isle. And it is the state stone of North Carolina.
Emeralds hold a significant position in jewelry. It is graded using the four C’s – Color, cut, Clarity and Crystal. Celebrities also like designer emerald jewelry. The intense green of emerald gives a glamorous appeal to their style. Rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets, emeralds in any jewelry style leave a marked impression. The red carpet has also noticed the trend of emeralds in jewelry. Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Celine Dion, Kim Kardashian, Amy Adams, Blake Lively and many other divas were seen in emerald looks.