City of London Jewellers Present 18ct yellow Gold Emerald and Diamond Round Cluster flower Stud Earrings ESA0431
Measurements:- 6.7mm x 6.7mm x 3.8mm.
Delightful luxurious feminine style, these 18ct yellow gold emerald and diamond round cluster stud earrings are the ultimate in pretty accessorising, set with a single rich emerald green emerald encircled with round brilliant cut sparkling white diamonds. Perfect for adding a subtle finishing touch of colour to your look and make you feel wonderful.
Twenty-four brilliant cut round sparkling white diamonds 0.16ct – associated qualities, innocence and love.
Two round brilliant cut green Emeralds 3.8mm 0.45ct – associated qualities, happiness and fertility.
Emerald & Diamond Stud Earrings.
EMERALDS: HISTORY’S MOST ANCIENT TREASURES
The oldest emeralds date back almost three billion years. However, they were first mined in Egypt around 1500BC, where it was believed that emeralds stood for fertility and rebirth. Mummies were often buried with them to symbolise eternal youth. The Incas and Aztecs also valued these rich green gems, worshipping them as gods.
WHAT MAKES EMERALDS GREEN
One of four gemstones globally recognised as ‘precious’ (the others being diamonds, sapphires and rubies), emeralds are made from beryl. They get their green colour from trace amounts of chromium and/or vanadium. Unlike the other precious stones, which can be found in a variety of colours, emeralds are only ever green, though their hues range from yellow-green to deep jade.
The palest stones are not actually emeralds, but rather known as green beryl. The most desirable emerald colours are bluish-green to green, with vivid saturation and medium to medium-dark tone.
EMERALDS ARE RARER AND OFTEN MORE EXPENSIVE THAN DIAMONDS
When it comes to rare and expensive gemstones, most of us immediately think of diamonds, but, in fact, emeralds are more than 20 times rarer than diamonds and, therefore, often command a higher price. That said, emeralds are an ideal option for those looking to maximise size of stone with budget, since they appear larger than a diamond of the same carat weight because they are less dense.
NEARLY ALL EMERALDS HAVE INCLUSIONS
Unlike diamonds, where clarity plays a significant role in valuing a stone, inclusions are to be expected in emeralds. Indeed, they can be found in 99% of natural emeralds so if you find a stone without, chances are it’s synthetic. The inclusions are formed of gases, other minerals and crystals, and liquids that emeralds take on during the crystallisation process and are often viewed as desirable features. Known as ‘jar din’ (French for garden) in the trade, they can create attractive patterns, making no two stones the same, which actually increases the value of the gem. Emerald clarity refers to what the stone looks like on the inside and is usually assessed with the naked eye, rather than under magnification. Due to their inherent inclusions, emeralds are often treated with oils or resins to enhance their clarity and improve their quality and grade.