The Emerald and its gardens
GEMMOLOGY

The Emerald and its gardens

The name Emerald comes from the Greek "Smaradgus" which means "green".

Emerald has always been associated with the lushest landscapes and the richest green. Known as the favorite gem of the Pharaohs, especially Cleopatra, it symbolizes hope and eternal life. This is why it is common to speak of the color "emerald green".

 Inédit's design, Art Déco ring set with an Emerald, Emerald cut of 1,79 carats

The Emerald is the most famous stone of the Beryl family. Also, this rich family contains other colors like the blue sky of the Aquamarine, the golden yellow of the Heliodor, the pink of the Morganite and the red Beryl extremely rare.

The origin of the Emerald can be characterized by the diversity of its greens as well as its inclusions. They are charged with a life in their crystal that gemologists call "gardens". 

Many deposits are exploited around the world: Colombia, Zambia, Brazil, Afghanistan…

The inside of an Emerald and its gardens by the Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie.

Today, Colombia and Zambia are the two major producing countries.

The famous Colombian Emerald is known for its vibrant green color and typical three-phase inclusion. These combine a solid state (a crystal), a liquid (water) and a gaseous (a bubble) in the same pocket.

Emeralds from Zambia, on the other hand, are characterized by the finesse of their crystal and almost the absence of "gardens". In terms of color, the green of Zambian Emeralds tends slightly to a bluish green.

Inédit's design, Jaïpur ring set with an Emerald of 7,42 carats

Hundreds of millions of years are needed for the Emerald to crystallize and reach the Earth's surface through geological movements. The oldest Emerald was discovered in South Africa dating back to 2.97 billion years. A real treasure of Mother Nature !

The famous "Emerald of Muzo" holds its name from its geographical origin in the Colombian region of Boyacá. This region is located on the mountain range of the Andes, less than one hundred kilometers north of Bogota. The richness of these schist soils allows the creation of the most beautiful Emeralds.

Collectors are interested in an exceptional phenomenon: Trapiche Emerald. Its defining feature appears by the black hexagonal shape which takes the form of the crystal system, that is to say the shape of the rough of the emerald. Mounted on a jewel, this type of emerald is worn both sides.

Trapiche Emeralds, by Gem Plus

Think of the Emerald to celebrate the birthdays of May and the 40th wedding anniversary!

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