|Emeralds traditionally represent true love and are said to change color when the loved one is being unfaithful. Besides love, emeralds are a symbol of loyalty, devotion, adoration and friendship. Emeralds are said to bestow eloquence during speeches on the wearer and bring victory in trials and war. Folklore says that they give the wearer the ability to see into the future if the emerald was worn on the left side of the body or touched to the tongue. The Greeks believed that in addition to giving the owner eloquence, an emerald made the wearer more intelligent and honest. Because of their green color, emeralds are associated with rebirth and spring and are said to boost creativity. Emerald is regarded as the traditional birthstone for May, as well as the gemstone for the astrological sign of Taurus. It is also the official anniversary gemstone for commemorating the 20th and 35th year of marriage.
|Colors:||Emeralds occur in hues ranging from yellow-green through grass-green to blue-green, with the primary hue necessarily being green. The most popular and valuable color is a medium dark tone with strong to vivid saturation.|
|Shapes:||Emeralds are most often cut in a special cut designed just for this gem; the emerald cut. The emerald-cut is a step features a rectangular or square shape with truncated corners. This style maximizes the beauty and color of the stone.|
|Origin:||Columbia, Brazil, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.|
|Care:||Protect from scratches and sharp blows . Do not use a home ultrasonic machine. Run under lukewarm water & wipe clean with a soft cloth.|
|Notes:||'Emerald' comes from the Greek word "Smargdos", which means green stone.|