May Birthstone Jewelry - The Emerald

The Romans and Greeks loved emeralds, associating the gem with the goddesses Venus and Aphrodite.

History

Some historians estimate that the oldest emeralds are nearly three billion years old. They were mined in Egypt as early as 330 BC.

Throughout history, emeralds have been embraced by royalty and the elite.

Egyptians embraced emeralds in jewelry as well as their elaborate burials. Cleopatra famously cherished emeralds and during her reign, claimed ownership of all emerald mines in Egypt.

Color

Emerald means “green” in Greek. Like aquamarine, emeralds are a variety of beryl. They range in color from light to dark green, with the intense, darker shades valued higher.

Symbolism

A symbol of rebirth, emeralds are believed to grant wearers youth, good fortune, and foresight.

The gemstone has been associated with healing properties for diseases related to fertility, eyes, headaches, the spine and mental capabilities. Emeralds were also believed to provide eloquence in speech, reveal the truth, and make people more intelligent and honest.


Latest Arrivals - May Birthstone Jewelry

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18k yellow gold and emerald cut diamond engagement ring

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The crazy fabulousness that is this color. This deep green Tsavorite Garnet is flanked by 2 bright white and sparkly tapered baguette diamonds and the ring is platinum. This late 1960's beauty is all about elegance and color.

This ring comes with an appraisal from an independent gem lab. The insurance replacement value is $10,225. The Natural Tsavorite Garnet is 2.57ct Emerald Step Cut G6/5 Medium Dark Strong, Very lightly included. The 2 side diamonds are tapered bagettes with a total carat weight of .28 VS G/H/I. The metal is Platinum.

Details.....Currently a size 5.75, this ring can be sized for no charge. The top of the ring at the stone measures 8.8mm x 6mm, the shoulder at the baguettes measure 3.2mm and the band measures 1.8mm. In Excellent Vintage condition. You should expect some wear on all vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.

 

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This new design by Carley is a perfect layering piece. She chooses a complementary group of Natural Gemstones and combines them in an arc. Well crafted and delicate, I'm sure you'll find yourself wearing yours every day as I do mine.

As each Necklace is made to order they may vary slightly from the picture. Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for these to be made especially for you.

If you would like more details please contact us.

All of our pieces arrive in a box suitable for gifting

Materials: 14k white gold, and natural Emeralds in varying shades with Faceted Turquoise.

Measurements: The Length, 17". The arc 1".

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The Emeralds positively glow! The green is that happy hue of new grass and the pear shaped Emeralds are perfectly held in scalloped Platinum settings and suspended from Platinum lever back wires.

Gem Details....3.21 total carat weight, one gem is 1.54cts and the other 1.67cts. The Emeralds are graded as Medium, Strong, Very Strongly bluish green and moderately included. They appraise for $13,550.

Details.....The earrings have a 29.4mm drop from the ear and the stones in their settings measure 15.1mm x 8.8mm. In Very good vintage condition. You should always expect some wear on your vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of their charm.

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So beautiful. This pendant is 18k yellow gold, set with foiled Precious Topaz and Emeralds, it dates from the 1830's. It is all original and in such fabulous condition. Originally this would have been worn on a ribbon but we have added a chain for ease of wear. You can slide it right off of the chain and onto a ribbon for a fancier look.

Details.....The pendant measures 45.5mm x 32mm. The chain is 18k yellow gold modern and is 18" long. This lovely pendant is in excellent antique condition. You should always expect some wear on Vintage and Antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.

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Elegant Signature Packaging Included

Elegant Signature Packaging Included

Elegant Signature Packaging Included


Lovely Words From Past Customers

"I adore my ring (1940s white gold with diamonds and lab sapphires) and can't wait to come in and have it sized with y'all. Thank you again. You made one of the happiest events of my life even more special with your incredible product. All the best,"

Kate & Derek

15 SEP 2018, 8:42

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20 MAR 2019, 12:21

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15 SEP 2017, 14:42


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Interested in Learning About Jewelry Through the Eras?

MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN PERIOD
INSTALLMENT 1 OF THE IDENTIFLY SERIES

-Paula Bixel - Proprietor

"Wearing jewelry in remembrance of our beloved dead is a tradition that originated in the 16th century, but the fashion for mourning jewelry reached its height during the reign of Queen Victoria. Victorian mourning jewelry, particularly those pieces dating to the earlier part of this era, are of special interest to lovers of antique jewelry due to its uniquely personal nature; few other styles of jewelry allow such an intimate glimpse into the past." (read the rest of the blog post here)


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