Emeralds - for May babies May 25 2015, 0 Comments

If you were born in the month of May, like me, then the Emerald is your birthstone.

I have to admit that I actually don't own any emerald jewellery. This is mainly due to the fact that gem quality emeralds are incredibly rare, and therefore very expensive. The vast majority of emeralds found contain a lot of natural inclusions, and therefore buying them can be a complicated process as a huge variety of quality levels varying in colour and clarity are available.

However they do have the most wonderful green colour, and even with imperfections are incredibly beautiful.

Edwardian Emerald and diamond elegant ring

Edwardian emerald and diamond ring - AntiqueVelvetGloves on Etsy

Emeralds were first mined in Egypt, and have been a symbol of wealth and prosperity since the time of Cleopatra. Emeralds have also been thought to strengthen the heart, liver and kidneys, as well as quieten the mind. 

I can produce most of my standard designs with an emerald via special order, and would love to hear from you if you would like to discuss a specific piece.