Follow the Yellow Brick Road, All the Way to the Emerald City
April 26, 2016
Sometimes it seems like diamonds have all the fun. Well, there are a lot of other gems out there that are beautiful and have a story of their own. Let’s take a minute to honor May’s precious stone—the emerald. We at Grand Jewelers celebrate each natural stone for its natural beauty. Our extensive collection of rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more each incorporate emeralds in a unique and classy way. Everyone needs a splash of color to brighten up the springtime.
The emerald is the green variety of the Beryl gem, and the most valuable green stone available. In fact, it is the color itself which can be used to determine the quality of an emerald—the darker the color, the more valuable the stone. Emeralds are judged similarly to diamonds by their cut, color, clarity, and carat. However, unlike diamonds, these unique gems are known for their flaws. These natural imperfections are embraced as a sign of authenticity and make each emerald a one and only. These stones are then commonly treated with oils in order to fill in any cracks, strengthening the gem and improving clarity before they are set into jewelry. Emeralds are found in 30 countries all over the world, with the highest occurrences seen in Colombia.
The charm of emeralds comes from their representation of love, renewal, and hope. The greenness of the Earth is said to be held within the emerald, and these stones are known to bring vitality and freshness to many aspects of life. Friendships, love, hard work, and pride are fostered by the power of the emerald, and we think the brightness of each piece of jewelry with this gem shows these qualities. The meaning of the Emerald City from the beloved Wizard of Oz is clear; it is a place of joy, hope, and happiness.
Jewelry garnished with emeralds can be an excellent gift for those with a birthday in May and is also traditionally given as a representation of a 25 or 30 year relationship. With a vivid green color, emeralds are beautiful for the springtime and often signify peacefulness and hope. By choosing an earring set, a pendant necklace or a gold-set ring with an emerald theme, you can embrace all of the meaning behind this elegant stone. At Grand Jewelers we offer every kind of jewelry with an emerald variation, and would love to help you pick out the perfect gift for yourself or someone else. Bring a little piece of the Emerald City into your life with a gift from Grand Jewelers.
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