Have a hint of the jungle on your finger with diamond and emerald rings
Diamond and emerald rings cause different reactions in different people ranging from appreciation to envy.
Emeralds are fascinating gemstones that display the most intense & beautiful green known as emerald green.
Contrary to popular opinion, fine or top quality emerald is more valuable than diamonds; its that rare.
The name emerald comes from the Greek and basically just means ‘green gemstone‘.
The Aztecs of South America regarded the emerald as a holy gemstone. The best emerald is still found in South America.
The oldest know deposits were found near the Red Sea in Egypt & were exploited by the Pharaohs around 2500B.C.
Emerald has been featured in the movies the most memorable being the 1984 Romancing The Stone with Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner & Danny DeVito based in Colombia.
Some of some of the most famous emeralds are to be seen in museums.
For example, The New York Museum of Natural History has an exhibit in which a cup made of pure emerald which belonged to the Emperor Jehangir.
It is shown next to the ‘Patricia’, one of the largest Colombian emerald crystals, which weighs 632 carats.
What does this mean to you who are seeking diamond and emerald rings? Well, you are definitely on to a good thing.
Emerald has a hardness of 7.5 – 8 & belongs to a family of gemstones known as beryl.
Traces of the mineral Chromium & vanadium are what give emerald its amazing color.
Flawless emerald is rare & most of it will have inclusions & cracks.
It is also enhanced with colorless oils & resins which is acceptable in the trade…so be careful to ask while shopping for diamond and emerald rings about any treatments to the emerald.
An untreated emerald will be much more expensive than a treated one.
The combination of the two gems i.e. diamond & emerald is great.
The fire of the diamond & the luminosity of the emerald are superb!
You should be careful not to be overly physical while wearing your diamond & emerald ring in order to protect the emerald.
Do not clean your diamond & emerald ring in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner or cleaning agent.
This will remove the substances used during cutting the emerald & it could end up looking dull.