Emerald is a kind of beryl stone and is uncommonly not celebrated for its clarity but for its vitreous lustre perceived as cloudy or waxy in appearance. Unlike other gemstones and with every emerald being so unique, a vibrant emerald rich in colour is far more sought after than a lacklustre stone with fewer inclusions. The dedicated 'emerald cut' was specialised with the intention of bringing out the best in emerald stones and is now used on all kinds of gemstones from diamonds to sapphires. This cut showcases the gemstone's table, with a flat rectangular shape and facets along the crown. Emeralds are only ever green in colour. Symbolic of new life and hope, the name originates from ‘smaragdus’ the Greek saying for green but is also a term synonymous with rich and lush landscapes. Famous fans of classic emeralds include Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth II (they frequent the British Crown Jewels) and more recently we are seeing celebrities like Beyonce, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie adorn this vibrant green gemstone in contemporary styles. Emerald is the birthstone for May and is used to celebrate 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries.Our Emerald jewellery is perfect for gifting to Taurus or Gemini’s, both affordable and desirable.