EMERALD

May's birthstone is EMERALD! Which is a bluish green to green variety of beryl, a mineral species that includes aquamarine. 

        Emerald 4.42ctw set with 2.15 ctw Diamond 18k white gold bracelet by Gregg Ruth.     DID YOU KNOW: -Ireland is the Emerald Isle. -Seattle in the US State of Washington, is the Emerald city.   -The colour green is known to relieve stress and eye strain.   EMERALD: The first known emerald mines were in Egypt, dating from at least 330 BC into the 1700s. Gem experts differ on the degree of green that makes one stone an emerald and another stone a less-expensive green beryl. Some people in the trade tend to give the name "emerald" to any green beryl coloured by chromium. But to most gemologists, gemological laboratories, and coloured stone dealers, it is more correct to call a stone green beryl when its colour is "too light" for it to be classified as emerald. Even among that group, however, there's a difference of opinion about what's considered "too light." At Gordon's Gold we are are a part of The American Gem Society  and we only consider an exact degree of green to truly be an Emerald. We have breathtaking stones from Emeralds to Alexandrites, we have something for everyone.                          Visit: Gemological Institute of America Inc. for more information.     "Gemological Institute Of America | All About Gemstones." GIA. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2017.

        Emerald 4.42ctw set with 2.15 ctw Diamond 18k white gold bracelet by Gregg Ruth.  

 

DID YOU KNOW:

-Ireland is the Emerald Isle.

-Seattle in the US State of Washington, is the Emerald city.  

-The colour green is known to relieve stress and eye strain.  

EMERALD: The first known emerald mines were in Egypt, dating from at least 330 BC into the 1700s. Gem experts differ on the degree of green that makes one stone an emerald and another stone a less-expensive green beryl. Some people in the trade tend to give the name "emerald" to any green beryl coloured by chromium. But to most gemologists, gemological laboratories, and coloured stone dealers, it is more correct to call a stone green beryl when its colour is "too light" for it to be classified as emerald. Even among that group, however, there's a difference of opinion about what's considered "too light." At Gordon's Gold we are are a part of The American Gem Society  and we only consider an exact degree of green to truly be an Emerald. We have breathtaking stones from Emeralds to Alexandrites, we have something for everyone.  

                       Visit: Gemological Institute of America Inc. for more information.  

 

"Gemological Institute Of America | All About Gemstones." GIA. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2017.