JEWEL OF THE MONTH: EMERALD
May 22, 2018 by
Spring Fields of Green
These precious green gems have long been popular with A-listers and celebrities. Among the most famous emeralds are Jackie Kennedy’s stunning 2.88 carat emerald engagement ring and Elizabeth Taylor’s expansive Bulgari emerald collection worth nearly $100 million. Angelina Jolie started today’s emerald trend when she wore a pair of 115-carat Lorraine Schwartz emerald teardrop earrings and a 65-carat emerald ring at the 2009 Oscars. Since then, A-listers such as Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Debra Messing regularly sport emerald-hued jewels on the Red Carpet.
Emerald is a member of the beryl family, and its color is caused by the presence of chromium, vanadium, and iron. The finest emeralds exhibit an intensely saturated bluish-green shade and are generally from Columbian mines, where geological conditions produce higher concentrations of iron. On a per carat basis, emeralds are up to three times as valuable as diamonds, and unlike with diamonds, inclusions in emeralds can add to their allure.
Stop by the Carats Fine Jewelry & Watches showroom to browse our beautiful selection of emerald jewelry. Whether celebrating a May birthday, an anniversary, or a new beginning, an emerald is a perfect choice for the occasion!