Jewels have always been charming for people, may those be connoisseurs or not. Today we focus on precious stones.
Based on a Jewish belief, there’s a connection among the twelve stones in Aaron’s breastplate (coming from Hebraism), the twelve months of the year, and the twelve signs of the zodiac. During the last two centuries, keeping twelve stones and wear one for each month became an habit, which today is almost lost.
Here all the birthstones related to the month of birth:
January – Garnet
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine
April – Diamond
May – Emerald
June – Pearl
July – Ruby
August – Peridot
September – Sapphire
October – Opal
November – Topaz
December – Turquoise
First discovered over 4,000 years ago, Emerald is well-known for its vivid green and considered one of the four most precious gemstones.
It is graded using four parameters to define the refinement: color, clarity, cut and carat weight. In reference to colored stones, color is basically the most important one, but, referring to emeralds, clarity is too. Beside these two features, also transparency is a fundamental criterion to determine a finer Emerald, among others.
The stone is thought to possess some qualities like healing, love, loyalty, unity, and compassion. Green has always been related to hope, so emeralds is said to lead good vibes in its owner’s life.
Emerald is called the “stone of successful love” because it is said to enhance this feeling and to help friendship relations: thanks to its connection with heart’s chakra, emerald also provides to physical and mental equilibrium. Like an enlighten, it brings reason and consciousness in one’s life, leading to positive choices and let one feel an utter life enjoyment.
Among the highest emerald jewelry, we should mention The Rockefeller Emerald, sold for 5.511.500 dollars in 2018; the Elisabeth Taylor’s Bulgari Emerald Brooch, sold 6.130.500 dollars in 2011; the Taj Mahal Emerald, sold for 1.815.000 dollars in 2019 Princess Faiza’s Emerald and Necklace, sold for 3.816.000 CHF in 2013 and Catherine The Great’s Emerald Brooch, sold for 1.650.500 dollars in 2010.