14K Gold Genuine Green Emerald Oval Post Earrings
The oldest emeralds are about 2.97 billion years old.
The first known emeralds were mined in Egypt around 1500 BC.
Emerald is one of the four recognized precious gemstones. The others are ruby, sapphire, and diamond.
Emerald is the birthstone of May and is the traditional gift for the 20th, 35th and 55th wedding anniversary in the US.
One of Cleopatra's favorite stones was emerald, and her passion for the stone was well documented.
Emerald is made from beryl just like the gemstone aquamarine.
According to ancient folklore, putting an emerald under your tongue would help one see into the future.
Emerald gets its green coloring from trace amounts of chromium and/or vanadium
A 1-carat emerald appears larger than a 1-carat diamond because emeralds have a lower density.
Emeralds were thought to guard against memory loss and enhance intuition.
Top quality emeralds can be worth more than diamonds on a per carat basis.
An emerald pendant necklace owned by Elizabeth Taylor sold for $6.5 million in 2011, breaking down to about $280,000 paid per carat.
Due to the inclusions within an emerald, it is not wise to clean these gems in an ultrasonic cleaner. Instead, clean gently by hand using warm water.
Most emeralds are usually treated by filling the emerald with oil to fill in the cracks and help prevent unintentional chipping or cracking. You can coat emeralds with baby oil as an extra care precaution to help the stone from becoming overly brittle.
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Gem Weight: 1
Length: 6 mm (0.23 inches)
Width: 4 mm (0.15 inches)
Birthstone Month: (05) May
Gemstone Type: Genuine Emerald
Gemstone Shape: Oval
Gemstone Creation: Natural
Gemstone Treatment Oiling/Resin
Gemstone Colour: Green
Gemstone Cut: Facet
Gemstone Size: 6 mm x 4 mm
Gemstone Quantity: 2
Gemstone Weight: 0.50 ct