Loved for their brilliant and beautiful green colour, emeralds are seen as a symbol of rebirth. It is believed that emeralds bless their owners or wearers with foresight, good fortune and youth.
Derived from the Greek word ‘smaragdus’, which means ‘green’, emeralds are available in different shades of green, varying from light green to a deep, rich green. However, the deeper the shade of green in an emerald, the greater will be its value. The rarest emeralds come in intense green-blue tones.
Recorded to have been mined in Egypt as early as 330 BC, emeralds are also believed to have mystical powers (just like other popular gemstones). They are believed to:
Cure stomach problems and disorders of the heart, lungs, spine and muscular system
Support recovery of infectious illnesses
Ward off panic
Keep their wearer stress-free, relaxed
Emeralds stand for loyalty, new beginnings, peace and security, which makes them a meaningful gift for your loved ones, especially your partner. It is said to be the ‘stone of successful love’ as it enhances unconditional love and friendship and provides domestic bliss.
Wearing an emerald brings harmony to all areas of your life – physically, emotionally and mentally. It helps in increasing positivity, removing negativity and thus, enhancing the overall quality of life, helping you enjoy your life to the fullest.
Emeralds are quite popular among the rich and the famous, who carry emeralds as statement pieces in rings and pendants. Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor and people from the British monarchy have all worn large emerald pieces.
While buying an emerald, you must get them checked for the 4Cs – colour, cut, clarity and carat. Intensely coloured emeralds in deeper shades of green are considered far more valuable than the lighter shades. The lighter shades are priced more reasonably. However, another thing to note while buying emeralds is to ensure that the stone’s colour is evenly distributed.
Do you know? The KGK Group’s enduring legacy of trust was first built on precious coloured gemstones, such as emeralds, rubies and sapphires, over a hundred years ago. The group provides an exceptional range of the best quality emeralds in all possible colour tones, shapes and sizes at competitive prices.Explore various gemstones by the KGK Group