PICTURE & VIDEO IS THE ACTUAL ITEM FOR SALE. 9.94 x 7.15 x 4.76 mm. Found in - Columbia, Brazil, Russia, Australia, South Africa, Austria, Norway, Pakistan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, and the USA. History - A green variety of Beryl, whose name is from the Latin term smargdus. Emerald's green color is from the presence of chromium and vanadium.
These stones are the primary birthstone for May and the accepted stone for the 20th, 35th and the 55th wedding anniversaries. They are also the stone for the Zodiac sign of Taurus and Cancer. Emeralds are rarely flawless, and are frequently oiled to fill and disguise cracks, and add color. These flaws may seem to detract from the stone's worth, but are sometimes crucial to proving it's natural origin.
It is often possible to trace the mine an emerald originated from by the inclusions found within the stone. Ancient engravings of cameos and beads made use of flawed stones.Most historical emeralds were from Cleopatra's mines in Egypt (Djebel Zabarah - the oldest in the world), which now yield only poor quality stones. The finest emeralds are from Colombia. It was known as early as 4000BC, where it was traded in the gem markets of Babylon. Egyptian mines near the Red Sea were worked as early as 2000BC - these were the main source till the 16th century, when the Colombian emeralds were found. The Egyptians displayed emeralds as a symbol of wealth, but by the middle ages they were so rare in Europe that they were reserved for decorating holy places, such as the reliquary of St. Genevieve (patron saint of Paris), set with 175 stones. Conquistadors first brought stone back from South America as treasure from the Incas and the Aztecs. These stones were from the mines of Muzo and Cooquez, which are still in use today and still produce the best emeralds in the world. Metaphysical - Emeralds are traditionally the stone of truth and superstition is that if anyone wearing an emerald lies, the stone will immediately shatter. As the stone was associated with Mercury, the god of travel, it became the protection stone for travelers. It was thought to offset lasciviousness, shoo away demons, help memory, and make the owner good at arguing. Also thought to increase creativity, memory, problem solving, perception, eye disorders, epilepsy, diseases of the eye & to help neurological disorders.
The item "2.75 Ct Natural Rich Green Zambian Emerald Oval AGSL Certified AAA+ Gem #13" is in sale since Sunday, November 4, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Emerald\Natural Emeralds". The seller is "diamonds_gems" and is located in Liskeard. This item can be shipped worldwide.