About the Materials
- Birthstone: May
- Anniversary: 20th and 35th
- Color: Ranges from medium to darker green. Can also be bluish-green to slightly yellow-green.
- From: Brazil and Zambia currently are the leading producers. Colombia is known for high-quality deep-green emeralds.
- Facts & Lore: Emeralds are the most precious of the beryl group, and are considered one of the “precious four” of all gemstones (sapphires, rubies, diamonds, emeralds). Oldest-known mines were utilized by Egyptians between 3,000 and 1,500 B.C., and are referred to as “Cleopatra’s mines.” Hindus believe emeralds promise good luck and enhance well being.