7 Fun Facts About UK Emerald Jewellery | London DE
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!
(One of our Colombian emeralds)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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