Gemstones Love & Care Guide
Beryllium aluminum silicate
✧ Mineral Family
An Emerald is the green variety of the beryl family, thus a sibling of Aquamarine and Morganite.
It is a highly coveted vibrant green gemstone with ancient history in Europe and South America. The record of Emerald's first mine was back in Egypt in 300 BC; they had been made into invaluable accessories for the ancient Greek and Roman Empire. It was associated with Venus – representing love, beauty, desire and wealth; therefore, Emerald embodies nobleness and glamour.
Today Emerald is a gemstone of inspiration and infinite patience and is mainly known for providing domestic bliss, contentment and loyalty. In addition, Emerald helps to increase one's focus and intent and is excellent at reviving the wearer's passion for work or a relationship. As one of the four most coveted gemstones, along with Diamonds, Sapphires and Rubies, the Emerald is a symbol of elegance and style.
Infamous "Emerald cut"
Emeralds are rarely flawless, as most come with complex inclusion. Jewellers describe
emerald inclusion, commonly referred to as internal 'Jardin', which means 'garden' in French.
These inclusions are not only visible, but they also make Emerald naturally susceptible to fracture. Therefore, to minimize material loss and protect the gemstone when it is set in jewellery, stonecutters created a unique cut for emerald stones: a step-cut rectangular shape.
Later in the 1920s, diamonds cutter began to use this cutting technique on the diamond. The
emerald cut was popularized during the art deco era when consumers appreciated
clean lines and geometric aesthetics.
Colour range of Emerald
Bluish green - Emerald green - Forest green
Emerald Care Tips
✦ Wear daily with care.
✦ Avoid water, extreme humidity, and heat as this may cause your jewellery to discolour.
✦ Avoid contact with home detergents or chemical products such as perfumes, makeup, lotions, and nail polish removers.
✦ Store in individual soft pouch or fixed slot in jewellery box so gemstones don’t get scratched.
✦ Keep chains and bracelets fastened so they don’t get tangled.
✦ Away from direct sunlight, in a dark, cool and dry place.
✦ Clean with soft dry jewellery cloth.
✦ Wash with lukewarm water with a gentle soap.
✦ Use Bling Brush Jewellery Cleaner ↓
Emerald Extra Care
✦ Avoid wearing whilst doing anything that could cause the stone to be knocked as emerald can fracture easily.
✦Do not allow emeralds to come into contact with solvents as these can be affect any oils or fillers that may have been used in the stone.
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