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The birthstone Emerald
Every month of the year has its own birthstone, so what it this time? For this month May the birthstone is Emerald: a green stone where we would love to tell you more about!
Emerald (American) or Smaragd, derives from the Greek word smaragdos meaning ‘green stone’. It gets its distinctive colour from trace amounts of chromium and vanadium.
Emerald is found all over the world, including Colombia, Egypt, Brazil, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Australia and Zambia. Because the oldest emeralds are about 2.97 billion years old, the stones typically contain characteristic inclusions which can be traced back to the country and even the mine of origin. One of byJacky's favorite product with an emerald is the Bee Goddess diamond ring.
The emerald cut is one of oldest diamond shapes, with origins tracing back the 1500s. Stonecutters initially created this shape for emerald stones, as it reduces pressure during the process of cutting the relatively delicate emerald stone. And also because emerald can break or chip under high pressure or exposure to high heat. To maintain as much of the stone as possible and bring out its colour and beauty, they cut it in a rectangular shape, so the same as with diamonds.
This sophisticated and elegant cut typically has 58 facet and has been increasing in popularity over the last few years. ByJacky has a emerald stone with a pear cut in the collection, the Alessa Dancing Pear.
May’s birthstone is Emerald or Smaragd; a symbol of rebirth and love. Emerald is popiular because it is associated with friendship, faithfulness and loyalty and is also believed to grant the owner foresight, youth, and good fortune. According to ancient folklore, putting an emerald stone under your tongue helps you to see into the future.
Perhaps it was Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt who was passionate about emerald, that gave the stone its nickname ‘King of Jewels’.
Today, emerald is very much in fashion. It is considered the royal gemstone. This because it could be that, apart from diamonds, emeralds are the most expensive. Emeralds are also the rarest gemstones available. Because freen emerald combines beautifully with yellow gold, it is a very popular combination in jewellery collections. Our favorite piece of jewellery to wear as a birthstone is the Vieri ring sweet green.