Emerald In The Rough

Many people don't know what it takes to make the beautifully faceted gemstones you see in stores. As pictured to the right, the gemstone looks more like a colored rock in its natural state. Some are found within a mineral (pictured), while others have separated from a rock and are found their alluvial form (smooth like a pebble).

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EMERALD is a gorgeous green stone, from the Beryl family (you may have heard of other Beryl stones such as Aquamarine and Morganite). Typically, if a stone is too light of a green color, it will be referred to as a "Green Beryl" instead of an Emerald.

An emerald falls between 7.5-8 on Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness, meaning that the stone is a bit softer and can scratch. We always suggest using caution with them, especially in rings! The scale goes 1-10, 10 being the hardest (diamond).



"Legends endowed the wearer with the ability to foresee the future when emerald was placed under the tongue, as well as to reveal truth and be protected against evil spells. Emerald was once also believed to cure diseases like cholera and malaria. Wearing an emerald was believed to reveal the truth or falseness of a lover’s oath as well as make one an eloquent speaker." (GIA)

Fun fact! K Novinger Jewelry's birthday is May 5th and Kristin's birthday is May 19th! Emerald all the way!