Emerald Engagement Rings are probably the number one choice of gemstone, after diamonds and sapphires, to be set into an engagement ring. An Emerald is what is known as a Beryl and the beryl must be green in color to be classed as an Emerald. Along with the ever popular sapphire, emeralds are mined in many countries of the world, mainly Brazil, Colombia and Zambia. Emeralds come in a variety of hues ranging from yellow-green to blue-green. However, the main color of the emerald will always be green and have a medium to dark tone, otherwise it might be classed in the beryl category. The most popular and sought after emeralds will almost certainly be blue-ish green to pure green.
Emeralds, along with Sapphires and Diamonds are classed as the Big Three of all gemstones. Emeralds are a little rarer than diamonds and sapphires, but not quite as rare as rubies.
Emeralds, like sapphires and rubies, do have what are known as inclusions. Inclusions are tiny particles of other minerals that get trapped into the main mineral during the crystallizing process of the stone. These inclusions are pretty much going to be there in most emerald stones. Most inclusions will be visible to the naked eye. However, when making your choice, you should tend to favor a stone that has far less inclusions than others. Less inclusions will certainly enhance the beauty of your emerald. Emeralds can be subjected to certain treatments to lessen the inclusion factor. The best line to follow is to look for an Emerald that has very few inclusions. It may cost a little more, but you will be happier.
Vintage Emerald Engagement Rings: When we talk about vintage jewelry, there may be a little confusion as to how old a piece of jewelry needs to be before it can be classed as vintage. Typically, it is thought that a piece of jewelry must be at least 50 years old in order for it to be classified as vintage. There is a big melting pot that can confuse people about the age that items have to be to be considered, let’s just say old for now. For instance, at the time of writing, a piece of vintage jewelry should typically be between 50 and 100 years old. However, we can add “antique” to the mix to confuse you even more by saying that antique jewelry should be at least 100 years old to be considered antique. Inside the melting pot we may also find reference to motor cars as they are also considered in the vintage and antique classification. However, we won’t delve any deeper into this vintage and antique stuff as it may get even more confusing. Needless to say that in order to be classified as vintage, Emerald Engagement Rings should be at least 50 years old.
The Meaning of Emerald Gemstone: Over the years, the emerald has been known as a symbol of truth and love. The ancient God Venus was said to hold the emerald very dear to her. The Emerald has also been known to give insight into future events. However, the meaning of the emerald is quite deep and actually thought to mean a lot more than we see with our naked eyes. Indian (Asian) folklore claims to hold many deep thoughts relating to the deep color of the emerald.
It is widely thought that learning to grasp and balance the healing properties of an Emerald for a alternative approach to life will help you become stronger and overcome the challenges that come in your life.
For those that are interested, the Emerald is the May Birthstone. So people of a spiritual leaning might be interest to know that Emeralds are deeply coveted for perceived mystical properties. For the average person looking at Emeralds, they are thought to represent growth, peace and balance. So get that Emerald on your finger, have some peace and balance, then contact us at Federal Way Customer Jewelers in the Seattle Metro Area.
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