Feel like royalty in stunning emerald jewelry that puts the gemstone's vibrant green color on full display. Our beautiful emerald gemstones are available as elegant earrings, exquisite necklaces, statement-making bracelets and the most gorgeous rings. This May birthstone is a wonderful gift for all occasions.
The emerald is an ancient gemstone with a long and storied history. It was a favorite stone of Egyptian pharaohs, who associated the emerald with rebirth and fertility for its rich green tones. Today, its color continues to symbolize renewal and growth. Other lore surrounding the emerald says that the stone can enable more eloquent speech and enhance the wearer's intelligence and wit.
How can you tell if an emerald is real?
There are a few sure signs that your emerald jewelry is real. First is from the signature green color, which can range in hue from yellow-green to blue-green. Most emeralds are also not completely clear but instead have inclusions known as "jardin" that add to their beauty and uniqueness. Additionally, when held up to the light, a genuine emerald will lightly shine, but it won't exhibit the sparkling rainbow flashes known as "fire." If you want to be certain that your fine jewelry has real emeralds, then all you have to do is purchase from an established and reputable jeweler like Blue Nile.
Can emeralds be worn every day?
The emerald is a fairly durable gemstone at a 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Though not easily scratched, it can be susceptible to chipping. Any type of emerald jewelry can be worn every day as long as it's worn with care, but your best options are pieces like emerald earrings or necklaces that aren't exposed to a lot of wear and tear. It is a good idea to remove emerald rings and bracelets before tackling an activity with your hands.