- Emerald Pear-Shaped and Diamond Fashion Earrings in 10K Yellow Gold - GJ4712E-EMSpecial Price $499.10 Regular Price $713.00
- Pear-Shaped Emerald and .68 ct. tw. Diamond Earrings in 14K White Gold - EW11856SSpecial Price $2,398.90 Regular Price $3,427.00
- Emerald and .71 ct. tw Diamond Dangle Earrings in 14K White Gold - EW11342ESpecial Price $2,800.00 Regular Price $4,000.00
- 1-1/2 ct. tw. Princess Cut Emerald and 2-1/5 ct. tw. Flower Design Diamond Earrings in 14K White Gold - EW10529ESpecial Price $4,998.70 Regular Price $7,141.00
- 2 ct. tw. Emerald and 3/4 ct. tw. Diamond Earrings with Double Halo in 14K White Gold - EW11960ESpecial Price $2,998.80 Regular Price $4,284.00
- Emerald and .49 ct. tw. Diamond Dangle Earrings in 14K White Gold - EW11402ESpecial Price $1,498.70 Regular Price $2,141.00
- Special Price $599.90 Regular Price $857.00
- Special Price $70.00 Regular Price $142.00
- Created Emerald and White Sapphire Earrings in Sterling Silver - E226219CEMSpecial Price $99.40 Regular Price $142.00
- Ladies Emerald and Diamond Earrings in 10 Kt. Yellow Gold - E10467EM-Y EMER/Special Price $149.80 Regular Price $214.00
- Special Price $149.00 Regular Price $257.00
- Special Price $350.00 Regular Price $500.00
- Created Emerald and Diamond Earrings in Yellow Gold - EF75318XE0-CEMYSpecial Price $228.90 Regular Price $327.00
- Created Emerald and Diamond Earrings in 10K White Gold - WHE3539DCRESpecial Price $228.00 Regular Price $609.00
- Ladies Emerald and Diamond Earrings in 10 Kt. White Gold - E10467EM-W EMER/Special Price $149.80 Regular Price $214.00
More valuable than even diamonds, fine-quality emeralds of significant size are among the world’s most rare gems. Their incomparable dark green color is produced only under extremely rare conditions, and because these conditions also result in tiny cracks and cavities in the stone, inclusions are allowed in top-quality emeralds. Unlike most gemstones, inclusions don’t generally diminish the value of an emerald. In fact, the “garden”, as it is called, is considered a sign of the natural history of the gemstone.
The first known emerald mines were in Egypt next to the Red Sea, and Cleopatra was known to have a passion for emerald, and used it in her royal adornments. Early lapidaries relied on emeralds to soothe their eyes when cutting gems. Even today, the color green is known to relieve stress and eye strain. Emerald is a rare and valuable gemstone and, as such, it has provided the incentive for developing synthetic emeralds.
Both hydrothermal and flux-growth synthetics have been produced, and a method has been developed for producing an emerald overgrowth on colorless beryl. Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl and derives its color from trace amounts of chromium and sometimes iron. It is highly prized as a gemstone and by weight it is the most valuable gemstone in the world.
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|Ultrasonic: Risky||Enhancements: Fracture filling with resins and oils|
|Phenomena: Chatoyancy, Asterism (rare)||Hardness: 7.5-8|
|Heat: Never use||Steamer: Never use|
|Major source: Africa, Brazil, Pakistan||Toughness: Fair to poor|
|Stability: May be affected by heat, light, and household cleaners|