Natural Faceted Emerald Gemstones for Sale
Emerald is the most valuable member of the beryl family, with a distinctive bluish-green hue resulting from traces of chromium and vanadium. Emerald typically has significant inclusions and is usually fracture-filled with oils or synthetic resins. Untreated emerald is rare and valuable.
The word “emerald” comes from smaragdos, ancient Greek for a green gem.
The green birthstone was also thought to have magical powers. By placing it under the tongue, one could see into the future. Some believed it made one an eloquent speaker and exposed lovers who made false promises.
Emerald is the Birthstone of May.