Emerald - The most beautiful green gemstone
Posted on August 11 2022
The most beautiful and valuable green in the world of gemstone.
Emerald comes from the beryl family. When a stone is too light in color, it will be considered a green beryl instead of Emerald. Its green colour comes from chromium.
Emerald registers 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. It's considered a soft stone as most emeralds have inclusions making them more vulnerable to chips.
The first known emerald mines were in Egypt. It is believed that these mines were worked as early as 3500BC. Most of the Emeralds we have in stores are from Colombia. Colombia is known for their beautiful emeralds, and the most sought after Emeralds are from Colombia.
The most desirable green emeralds have vivid color saturation.
Emeralds is the beautiful birthstone for May. They are also gaining popularity as an engagement ring, as it symbolises happy and blissful marriage. Emeralds are also anniversary gift for 20th and 35th.
Here at Benny's Gems we have a wide range of emeralds available catering to everyone's budget and desires. Do drop us an email or whatsapp us at + 65 81827729 to start your bespoke journey!
Fun fact: Do you know a 1ct Emerald usually looks bigger than a 1 ct diamond cause it has a lower density!