For over 5000 years, emeralds have been one of the most desirable and valuable coloured stones. Ancient civilizations in Africa, Asia and South America independently discovered emeralds and made them a gemstone of highest esteem. Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. They are gem-quality specimens of the beryl mineral family with a rich, distinct green colour. The colour of the emerald gemstones can range from the deep green to a light green depending on the amount of chromium and vanadium in the mineral composition.
Since the popularity of coloured gemstones have increased over the past few years, emeralds have once again become the favorite gemstone of several brides- to- be who choose emeralds as the center of their ring. The alluring green colour of the emerald stone makes it a desirable gemstone in any kind of jewellery and makes the jewellery piece stand out from the rest. Emeralds are available in a wide range of styles and aesthetics and emerald jewellery can be used to make a statement or be a part of minimalistic contemporary jewellery.
The distinctive green hue of emeralds looks great with any type of appearance, be it formal or casual. This versatile gemstone stands for prosperity, peace and new beginnings. Therefore it makes an ideal gemstone for an engagement ring or any jewellery that you give to your loved ones because of the symbolism. Emeralds look equally stunning when used as side stones in a three stone engagement ring. It is easy to care for jewellery made with emerald gemstones and this makes them a good choice for everyday jewellery. Browse through various emerald gemstones at Hatton Garden, London.