Interesting Facts About Emeralds
Emerald is one of the most storied gemstones in history. Learn exciting facts about Emeralds through this guide.
Emerald is one of the four most recognized gemstones. The other three are Ruby, Sapphire, and Diamond.
Emerald is the traditional gift stone for the 20th, 30th & 55th wedding anniversary.
Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May.
Emerald gets its green color from trace amounts of Chromium and Vanadium.
Emerald measures between 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.
Colombia is the largest producer of Emeralds, followed by Zambia.
Historians estimate that the Egyptians were mining Emeralds as early as 3500 BC.
Emerald is associated with the Greek goddess Cleopatra (who represented love and beauty).
Most Emeralds have some type of inclusion, emeralds without inclusions are very rare to find.
Color, clarity, cut, and carat weight are four factors used to determine the value of an emerald.
Zambia's Kagem mine produces an estimated 20% of the world's emerald supply.
Jaipur, India is the global leader in the manufacturing of Zambian Emeralds.
The Spanish traded Emeralds across Europe and Asia for precious metals, which opened emerald trading for the rest of the world.
The trade generally accepts the presence of eye‑visible inclusions in Emeralds.