May’s Birthstone – The Emerald


Emerald Jewelry
May’s Birthstone…The Emerald

Ranging from various tones resembling the lush greens of the amazons, to the dark greens of the appalachians, this precious Gemstone belongs to the variety of the mineral Beryl family. It’s color is the result of having Chromium and at times, Vanadium (a naturally formed chemical element) combined in it’s mineral composition. Due to this, an Emerald’s level of hardness, ranges from 7.5 to 8 level on the Moh’s mineral scale.

Believed to attract good fortune, this Gemstone ranges from Green (predominately) to Yellow and Green, and Blue to Green tones (Thus it comes from the greek term “smaragdos”, meaning Green Gem). It is regarded as the traditional Birthstone for the month of May, and the Gemstone for the zodiac sign Taurus.

The majority of Emeralds in the world today, are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Colombia is the world’s largest producer of these precious stones, providing a 50-95% of the world’s production. Colombian Emeralds however, are among the world’s most beautiful, displaying a strong Green color with a hint of Blue. Emeralds are also known to be a traditional gift for 55th wedding anniversaries.

More facts about this precious Gemstone, can be read in our Education section: About Emerald Jewelry

We would also like to extend an invitation to, and celebrate Mothers day with gifts from OROLATINA®. Search through our 14K Gold Emerald Jewelry selection for that special occasion gift here: Thousands of beautiful 14K Gold Jewelry items from our online catalog are available to make that special moment a long lasting cherished memory.  All of our stock Gold Jewelry receives Free Insured Shipping and a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

We conclude by wishing all the Mothers and mother’s to be, a Happy Mother’s Day! We wish everyone celebrating this very special occasion, a wonderful time filled with joy and love.

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Author: Christopher Lazaro

Christopher Lazaro is Co-Founder, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Office for OROLATINA, LLC. Originally from New York, he now resides in Miami, Florida. He holds a bachelors degree in computer science, a masters degree in business administration, and has an extensive Information Technology background having worked for more than a decade at companies such as: JPMorgan Chase Bank, IBM and American Express.

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