12 Jul Emerald – Most Beautiful Gemstone
Emerald stone are one of the most Beautiful Gemstone around the world. In India it is also known as Panna.
Emeralds are gems of the beryl mineral family with a rich, distinctly green color. They are generally found in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
Emerald is the birthstone for the month of may
When there is colorless beryl its known as “goshenite.” Small amounts of chromium in the mineral cause it to develop a green color.
Emerald is known by its green color. An Emerald must have a distinctly green color that falls in the range from bluish green to green. It must also have a rich color. Stones with light tone should be called “green beryl.”
Many times Green Beryl can be sold in name of Emerald, it changes its price and marketability.
Emerald has a Mohs hardness to a scale of 7.5 to 8, which is generally a very good hardness for jewelry use. So it is a good stone for be used in jewelry and also durable. However, mostly emeralds contain numerous inclusions. These can weaken the gem, may cause it for breakage.
While emeralds are relatively durable, the presence of natural inclusions giving each stone a uniqueness but it can also affect their toughness. Gem cutters avoid touching those inclusions with the cutting disk to avoid breakage, they try to cut gem with proper understanding so it does not break. At time of placing them into jewelry the setters are also very careful as the tone might get Break.
These inclusions are basic characteristics of emerald. It is rare to find an emerald that does not have inclusions that can be seen with the naked eye.
The most desirable emerald are bluish green to pure green, with vivid color saturation. The most valued emeralds are highly transparent. Their color is evenly distributed, with no eye-visible color zoning and good clarity. The price of such emerald is valued very high and are rare.
Today, most emerald are produced in majorly four countries:- Colombia, Zambia, Brazil and Ethiopia. These countries produce major amounts of emeralds used in world. Some small amounts of production comes from Madagascar, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, and a few other countries.
Colombia is by far the world’s largest producer of emeralds. Emerald production in Colombia has increased drastically in recent times.. The three main emerald mining areas in Colombia are Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor which constitutes most of the stone.
Zambia is the world’s second biggest producer after Colombia, with its Kafubu River area deposits.
Synthetic emeralds or lab-created emeralds, have the same chemical composition as natural emeralds. They are sold in the name of emeralds. When they compared to natural emeralds, these synthetics have more clarity and a more uniform appearance than natural stones of same cost.
Imitations are materials that have a similar appearance to natural gems and are used in their place. They are manufactured specifically for using as substitutes.
Emerald alternatives are some other natural stones with a green color. It can be purchased by persons who want a green gem. They can use them as they have low price. Chrome diopside and chrome tourmaline are deep green gems that are used as a green gem. Tsavorite garnet can also be used as green gem.
Birthstone & Healing Properties
Emerald is the birthstone for the people who are born in the month of May. It not only gives them peace but also makes their relations good.
Emerald is known as the “stone of successful love”. It brings loyalty and enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship. Emerald stimulates the heart chakra, having a healing effect on the emotions as well as the physical heart. The Emerald possess healing properties along with protective qualities which allow complete stimulation and restoration of the mind, body and spirit.
Emerald Stones are the most beautiful that’s why people mainly use them in jewelry.
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