It is believed that emerald were queen Cleopatra's favorite. The color green in the language of symbolism, stands for purity. This was the reason why emerald jewelry was extensively used in the Mogul age. The Moguls used emerald not only in their jewelry but also to inscribe sacred scripts on it.
The color and clarity of the emerald stone determines the value of the emerald jewelry. It can be as cheap as $25 per carat to approximately $10000 per carat. The darker the green is, the more expensive it is. Cheaper emeralds can be whitish in shade due to impurities like crystal growth within it. The size of the stone will also determine the price of the emerald jewelry.
The two ways by which the luster of the emerald jewelry is increased are:
- Oiling is a process in which the stone is rubbed with non-colored oils line linseed oil to fill up facets and increase the gloss.
- Treating the stone with Opticon or other epoxy raisins is a more effective method to cover fissures and facets
Emerald jewelry is for everyone. They can be used in small studs and are highly affordable. Emeralds can be used in all kinds of jewelry like rings, bracelets, necklaces, broaches and tie pins. Emeralds look excellent with stones like peridot, opal and aquamarine. But emeralds with diamonds is the best combination in jewelry. An emerald and diamond fitted dainty crab pin can the best gift for your beloved on Valentine's Day.
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