May birthdays fall right in the heart of spring, and the emerald is the perfect gem to represent and celebrate this coming month. As the the Jewel of Kings also serves as the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to give the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald, derived from the word “smaragdus,” means, quite literally, “green” in Greek. Emerald is part of the mineral family beryl, which also includes aquamarine. Emeralds are deep green or greenish blue and range in saturation from nearly opaque to very clear. When a green stone in this mineral family is too pale to qualify as an emerald it is called a “green beryl,” and this member of the beryl family is worthy of its placement among the traditional “Big Four” gems along with diamond, ruby, and sapphire.
Cherished for its brilliant and beautiful green colour, the emerald is often favored by the rich and famous to wear as statement pieces for big occasions! Discover more about remarkable Emeralds in below;
A pear shape emerald with lacework - necklace by Chopard
Emerald has been synonymous with the colour green and beauty of it since antiquity — evidently, emerald mines
existed in Egypt as early as 300 BC, and these gorgeous green gems were worn as jewelry in ancient Greece and Rome. Europeans were introduced to the magnificent emeralds in the 1500s when the Spanish invaded South America. During that same period, emeralds were treasured by the Mogul emperors of India, who believed that the gems were talismans that offered the protection of the gods! Here’s to look at the next awe-inspiring emeralds curation of jewels that fascinate my eyes every time I look at them.
Emerald designer pieces by Boghossian Jewellery
As a symbol of immortality and faith since ancient times, emeralds are not only imbued with mythology and fascination but coveted as one of the top three most prized gemstones in the world. It was said that here’s a fun fact for those of you that can’t get enough of all things precious and jewellery related - the Roman Emperor Nero would watch gladiators through his emerald spectacles, as he found the colour calming, while the scholar Pliny believed that Emeralds were the only gemstone that soothes one’s eyes without fatiguing them.
Elegant emerald craftsmanship by various jewellery designers, Chopard, Emannuel Tarpin, Bayco, AnnaHu and many other
When it comes to rich colouration, beauty and perfection, Columbian emeralds are prized for one of the top choices in the world and they are found in two areas – the Chivor and Mizo districts – and have been valued by people since 300CE, and these precious stones were then sold to royalty and the wealthy in Europe, India and Turkey.
Symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is paramount in today's complex world. Think cutting edge designs, minimalism, and clean shapes, bright and spectacular, the talented jewellers creativity brings all these awe-inspiring elements with exuberant green stone together. Uniquely chic, meticulously crafted pieces featuring only the finest materials that meet the highest of standards with the minimalist approach that creates a loud impact is how they sum up their brands!
Beautiful emerald craftsmanship
Loving these luxe jewels with the use of geometric shapes in Art Deco designs that is one of the defining characteristics of this period. Jewelry designers used shapes like domes, triangles, squares, rectangles and circles in their eye-catching creations. These stylistic choices were meant to capture the streamlined, modern spirit of the time!