Often when people think of gemstones, the first thing that comes to mind are diamonds and sapphires. However, emeralds and rubies are also precious gemstones that are equally as beautiful, unique and valuable. So, if you are considering adding to your jewellery collection, then these beauties should definitely be an option!
An Introduction To Emeralds
Emeralds are a gemstone defined by its striking green colour that ranges from a distinctive green to bluish green and also to slightly yellow green. The true green colour is the most valuable. Emeralds score 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, making it slightly less durable than other different types of gemstones like diamonds or sapphires, but still a very good option when it comes to hardness.
In 2018, the famous Rockefeller Emerald sold for $5,511,500. The gemstone was originally set in a brooch that John D.Rockefeller Jr. purchased for his wife. … Read More