If you’re lucky, you’ll be enjoying the warmth of spring by now.
Welcome to May, and of course, welcome to the month of emerald. Emerald is known for its connection to renewal and rebirth. The rich greens of emerald are refreshing and soothing. So, let’s take this time to acknowledge the value of renewal and rebirth in our own lives.
Since I’ve chosen to feature Emerald this week, below are three very fine, Emeralds for you to enjoy. Or if you would just like to proceed to our website and see a few examples of what we have in stock, then simply follow the link below.
The greens of emerald are lush, youthful, and radiant.
I’ve just finished telling a story of fancy sapphire, where I mentioned the beautiful green sapphire. Yet, emerald has always been and always will be the true king of green.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, emerald symbolizes renewal and rebirth. Yet, with this most ancient of luxuries, the history is uniquely extensive.
Famously, the greats of history coveted emerald the world over; From the emerald covered palace walls of Egyptian Queen Cleopatra to Inca Emperor Atahualpa’s large emerald crown piece; these gemstones play an important role in the history of royalty.
This gem projects an air of prestige and class. Whether given as a gift from an Egyptian queen to forge new alliances, or given as a gift to our dearest loved ones, emeralds have always been seen as a superior gemstone.
Within an emerald is a garden of expression.
Many are delighted to find that inclusions in an emerald are often referred to as an internal “jardin”, which means garden in french.
As with every gemstone, the eye-clean stone is quite valuable, this is particularly true with emeralds as they are a heavily included stone. However, in the case that the inclusions don’t cloud the stone, the brilliance of an emerald can be enhanced by this internal garden of inclusions.
Diadem of the Duchess of Angoulême Marie Thérèse of France (right)
Unique among pieces of it’s time, the Diadem of the Duchess of Angoulême Marie Thérèse has been referred to as the Crown Jewels of France.
French Royal Jewelers Evrard and Frederic Bapst designed this diadem in 1819. It’s regarded as a timeless masterpiece of 19th century French craftsmanship. With over 1000 diamonds set in silver and 40 emeralds set in gold, which amounts to 79.12 metric carats of emeralds, it’s considered a part of the French National Treasury.
This diadem is deeply tied to one of the most tumultuous times in French history, The French Revolution. In this time the Duchess lost her parents, Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI of France.
It was held by the Duchess until 1830 when she returned it to the French National Treasury, as her father-in-law was forced to abdicate his holdings and leave France in exile. We almost lost the diadem once again following the revolution of 1848.
Yet, it still remains, unchanged, a testament to the incredible craftsmanship of history and the emeralds it displays.
This week I’m featuring three emeralds of different colors. I have selected two breathtaking emerald-cut and a pair of round-cut emeralds.
I selected these because of their incredible beauty and sparkle.
Scroll down. Have a look at what I’ve selected for you.
2.88ct, 9.4×8.2×5.8mm, Emerald cut,
Ideal for a large ring or pendant, this gorgeous emerald is a true collectors piece. Perfectly suited for classic yellow gold; this Brazilian emerald is for that timeless heirloom.
If one of the above doesn’t quite fit, but strikes your imagination, then follow the link with and go on your own gem hunt through the online inventory.