Emerald is the birthstone for May. This gorgeous gemstone is widely held as the definition of green and is the perfect color for the celebration of spring with life growing and blooming everywhere. Even Ireland is known as the “Emerald Isle” because it’s so green.

Powerful and elegant women throughout the ages, from Cleopatra to Elizabeth Taylor, have worn emerald. In this blog post we give you all the essential details about emerald and emerald jewelry.

Emerald Jewelry

Emerald is one of the “big 3” gemstones along with ruby and sapphire. Emerald is a type of beryl and has a hardness of 7.5-8 on the Mohs Hardness scale. Any stone over a 7 on the Mohs scale is suitable for everyday wear pieces and emerald looks beautiful set as rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

Similar to diamonds, emerald gemstones are priced based upon their carat, cut, clarity and color. Color is the most important characteristic when considering an emerald and bluish green to pure green hues with vivid color saturation are the most desirable.

Emerald is a popular gemstone for engagement rings and is also the traditional gift for a 20th wedding anniversary.

Emerald Symbolism and Meaning

Emerald is a symbol of loyalty, peace, security, and new beginnings. Because green is the color most found in nature it has the power to calm us as well as energize us. Science has even shown that looking at green reduces stress and eye strain!

The symbolic meaning of emerald combined with the powerful effect of the color green makes emerald the perfect gift for a May birthday, anniversary, mother’s day, or just to say “I love you and you’re special to me.”

Our Collection of Emerald Jewelry

Park City Jewelers has an amazing collection of gorgeous emerald pieces. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful and unique emerald engagement ring, earrings, bracelet, or necklace we have something for everyone to love.

Emerald is also is a great choice when designing a custom piece. One of our award-winning jewelry artisans has the expertise and skill to create the stunning and meaningful emerald piece you've been dreaming of.

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