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GEMS May – History behind Emeralds

by JewelStruck on May.24, 2010, under GEMS

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Continuing with Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) – May for Emerald, we would be discussing about History behind Emerald. This awesome green coloured, beautiful gemstone has been a gem of fascination in many cultures for over six thousand years. Also showcasing very beautiful Emerald Heart Earrings by Nikita Kashner

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Emerald Hearts by Nikita Kashner

  • The name according to Indian mythology was orignated from Sanskrit as “marakata”, meaning green. One other believed source of this name was Herbrew, orignating from the word izmargad – again meaning “green”. It is also believed to be orignated in Greek, derived from  Latin word “smaragdus”.
  • Records show that Emerald was traded in Babylon as early as 4000 BC. Emeralds were prized by ancient Egyptian pharaohs and by the Aztec rulers in South America, who considered the green gem a holy stone. It was known that Emerald was a favorite gem of Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, and the Emerald mine in Upper Egypt, rediscovered a hundred years ago near the Red Sea, was one of the earliest Emerald occurrences in the human history
  • In India, ancient scriptures speak of the emerald. More recently Shah Jahan loved Emeralds so much that he had sacred texts inscribed into them and used these gemstones as talismans.
  • Russian crown jewels were also adorned by Emeralds. The Iranian crown jewels have a wide collection of Emerald Jewels, including the very famous, Emerald tiara of ex-Empress Farah.

So these were a few things we found out on history behind Emeralds. If you have anything to share on Emeralds, do email us at info@jewelstruck.com. Do wait for the next post, with more on this month’s Gemstone – Emerald.

Image credit – Nikita Kashner

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Eligant Kundan Meena Pendant with Ruby & Diamond Polkis in Floral Theme

by Shilpee Nagota on May.22, 2010, under Jewelry Designs

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Eligant Kundan Meena Pendant Including Ruby & Diamond Polkis with Floral Theme

Eligant Kundan Meena Pendant with Ruby & Diamond Polkis in Floral Theme

  • Product name :- Kundan Meena Pendant
  • Style of Jewelry :- Unique & Floral Based Theme
  • Metals used :- 24 Carat Yellow Gold
  • Settings used :- Jadau
  • Stones used :- Emerald , Ruby and Diamond Polkis
  • Other details :-Bezel type setting for stones, also known as Jadau.

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GEMS May – Mines and Types of Emerald

by JewelStruck on May.20, 2010, under GEMS

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Moving ahead with second post on Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) for May, we would be discussing about Mines and Types of Emerald. Also showcasing a very beuatiful Indian Emerald Necklace at Natural History Museum – Washington DC. If you would like to share anything on Emeralds, do email us at info@jewelstruck.com

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Washington DC - Natural History Museum - Indian Emerald Necklace

Emeralds are generally classified by the place they come from, so we would discuss about the types and mines of Emerald together.

  • Zambian Emerald – although discovered in the late 40’s was not commercially mined until the 1950’s. Zambia, today is one of the worlds’s leading producers of fine Emerald. Its known for its intense color, remarkable clarity and retains its magnificent hue even in small stones of less than 0.5 ct. This makes it most highly prized variety of Emerald.
  • Columbian Emerald – Columbia is the biggest producer of emeralds these days, both in terms of quantity and quality. These are mainly sought after for the large crystals and therefore bigger stones.
  • Sandwana Emerald – Coming from Zimbabwe, they have stunning color and are known for the inclusions inside. They look very similar to Zambian Emerald.
  • Brazilian Emerald – Brazil has been supplying emerald to the world market since the 1980s. Brazilian emeralds are generally lighter and yellowish in shade.

Emeralds are found in many other countries too – including Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania and United States.

Syenthetic Emerald – The first commercially successful emerald synthesis process was that of Carroll Chatham. However the process did not run out to be commercially much viable. Another process known as hydrothermal flux process by Pierre Gilson Sr., began to be used in the production of synthetic emerald since 1964.

So this was all we had for mines and types of Emerald, we will be back with more info on Emeralds sooner. If you want to share anything, do email us.

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Emerald, Turquoise and Pearl Bracelet

by Maura Nicholson on May.17, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

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Flower Power for summer!

Brass,pearl,turquoise and emerald bracelet

This bracelet is from my Flower Power range, it has handcut brass flowers, turquoise and emerald chip beads and freshwater pearls. It is the first time I have used emerald and turquoise together and I love it! I have a necklace and earrings with this combination,look out for later posts. I am also planning to make a gold ring with emerald,turquoise and pearls!

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Kundan Meena Pendant with Ruby, Emerald & Diamond Polkis, Showing Nature with Sun, Ice, Greenry & Red Volcano Land

by Shilpee Nagota on May.11, 2010, under Jewelry Designs

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Unique Kundan Meena Pendant with Combination of Ruby , Emerald & Diamond Polkis Showing Nature Including Sun, Ice, Greenry &  Red Volcano Land

Unique Kundan Meena Pendant with Combination of Ruby , Emerald & Diamond Polkis Showing Nature Including Sun, Ice, Greenry & Red Volcano Land

  • Product name :- Kundan Meena Pendant
  • Style of Jewelry :- Stylish , Unique & with Hangings
  • Metals used :- 24 Carat Yellow Gold
  • Settings used :- Jadau
  • Stones used :- Ruby , Emerald & Diamond Polkis
  • Other details :-Bezel type setting for stones, also known as Jadau. Inspired by Nature Including Sun, Ice, Greenry & Red Volcano Land.

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