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#5 May – The Traditional Birthstone is Emerald
Lush. Exotic. Untamed. This is no polite, garden-variety green: Emerald pulses with life and vitality. In its depths beats the heart of the rain forest, its shadows alive with promise, expectation…even danger.
More valuable than even diamonds, fine-quality Emeralds of significant size are among the world’s most bewitching jewels. Their incomparable dark green color is produced only under extremely rare conditions. Because these conditions also result in tiny cracks and cavities in the stone, inclusions are allowed in top-quality Emeralds.
Ancient history records Emerald mines near the Red Sea, “Cleopatra’s Mines,” where the Pharaohs gathered gems between 3000 and 1500 B.C. The Incas and Aztecs of South America once worshipped Emerald as a holy stone. And Maharajas of India, who believed the gem brought luck and restored health, had multitudes of Emeralds in their treasure vaults.
The hue of nature itself, Emerald enjoys appeal year-round: an ideal accent for Spring wardrobes, a highlight of Summer designs, an Autumn complement and the perfect hue to dispel Winter blues.
Emerald Care – Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a mixture of mild dish soap and warm water. Emerald is rated “fair to good” for everyday wear with care.
This Beautiful Genuine Emerald and Diamond Anniversary Band…is set in 14k Yellow Gold, and comes in a size 7. The lovely Emerald and Diamond ring can be sized by a professional jeweler and has an average weight of 3.3 grams.
Emerald & Diamond Specifications:
3 - .080 Ct / 0.24 ct.tw. Round Gemstone EMERALD – medium green
12 - 0.008 Ct / 1/10th ct.tw. SI1-2 Clarity G-I Color Round Diamonds