The world has had a love affair with Emeralds for over 6000 years. With a picturesque history, which includes romance, violence and controversy, the Emerald is far more valuable than a Diamond.
This remarkable gem is the most famous member of the Beryl family with a medium or medium dark green to bluish green. The color comes from impurities of chromium, vanadium or a combination of both.
Many people mistakenly say that an Emerald is a “soft” stone, which it is not. This stone has a Moh’s hardness of 7.5 to 8 however; it is the inherent inclusions that cause this stone to be somewhat fragile. Wear and treat your Emerald jewelry with care, it is well worth the extra effort!