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7 Fun Facts About UK Emerald Jewellery | London DE

emerald jewellery UK

Worn by kings and queens, to famous families, emeralds are truly a way to make a fashion statement. But these days you don’t have to be royalty to have your very own UK emerald jewellery. London DE offers beautiful and bespoke pieces for every price range. However, we also wanted to share a bit about what makes this loose gemstone so unique, so read on!

emerald jewellery UK

(One of our Colombian emeralds)

  1. They’re not always “emerald” green

Emeralds come in many different colours and they’re not always that vibrant, classic emerald green we’ve become so accustomed to. Due to the different trace elements found in them, they range from very deep shades to pale and subtle ones.

  1. Emeralds can often be more expensive than diamonds

This is because in many cases, emeralds are rarer. Even though they’re mined all over the world, emeralds are still some of the most limited loose gemstones available.

  1. The cut of an emerald is key

When it comes to emeralds, it’s all about the cut. This is because the right cut can affect colour shade, changing paler tones to darker ones and vice versa.

  1. Emeralds are a better investment than diamonds

It’s not commonly known, but you get more bang for your buck with an emerald. This is because when it comes to carats, the carat size of an emerald is bigger than that of a diamond, so for those looking for a bigger stone, emeralds can pay off.

  1. Emeralds represent royalty

As mentioned above, emeralds are the favourite stone for royal families, making them an eye-catching item to add to your jewellery set.

  1. Clarity isn’t always key

Unlike diamonds, clarity within emeralds isn’t as important due to the inclusions being viewed as desirable features, making the stone more unique. In fact, the right inclusion in the right place can even increase an emerald’s value.

  1. Emeralds are a historic gemstone

Also mentioned above, emeralds boast a rich history; in fact, they’ve been mined for more than 4,000 years. In ancient Egypt, they were considered a symbol of eternal youth, and Ancient Romans used to gaze into them to relieve stress and eye strain.

Contact us today for more emerald jewellery in the UK!

To learn more about our collection of emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, as well as our diamonds, contact us online or call +44 207 859 4754.

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All You Need to Know About Colombian Emeralds | London DE

Colombian Emeralds, emerald jewellery UK

Colombian Emeralds, emerald jewellery UK


(Contemporary Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring, London DE, £6000)

When it comes to emeralds, you might not know it, but there are many different shapes, sizes, and colours. Even the area where they have been obtained can even affect their quality. That is why these days, and throughout centuries, Colombian emeralds have always been considered the best. There are reasons why Colombian emeralds are used in some of the most popular UK emerald jewellery sold by London DE today!

Let’s learn more about what makes Colombian emeralds so unique from the alternatives.

  • Their colour: One of the most attractive things about Colombian emeralds is their colour. Unlike the bright green emeralds seen so often, Colombian emeralds often boast a more subtle, pure tint that can be easily seen through. That’s why they’re prized in so many jewellery collections.
  • Their formation: Another thing that makes Colombian emeralds unique is that rather than being formed in igneous rock like many other gemstones, they are formed in the sedimentary host rock, meaning greater durability with fewer impurities.
  • Their strength: Colombian emeralds are very strong and durable, rating an impressive 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Of course, they can still be chipped and cracked unlike diamonds, but such cases are extremely rare.
  • Emeralds boast a rich history: Another reason Colombian emeralds are so popular is the rich history they boast. They have been worn for centuries by everyone, from kings, queens, and even Cleopatra. Today, Colombian emeralds are more widely accessible, yet still remain one of the most sought-after gemstones to date.

Contact us today for Colombian emeralds and more!

If you’re shopping online for the perfect Colombian emeralds or other loose gemstones, you’ve come to the right place. All of our emeralds are sourced from our subsidiary in Bogota and have been ethically sourced. London DE has been certified by a variety of the industry’s worldwide organisations, in addition to being accredited by more than five of the industry’s top accreditation agencies.

For more about our inventory, contact us online today or call +44 207 859 4754.