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GemSelect Emeralds - A Brief Introduction to the World's Most Popular Green Gemstone

GemSelect.com: Emerald Gemstones

Emeralds are the traditional birthstone for the month of May and are certainly the most radiant of green gems available on the market today. In addition to being commonly exchanged at 20th and 35th year anniversary benchmarks, the gifting of Emeralds to celebrate one's 55th wedding anniversary has also become a cherished timeless tradition (for those lucky enough to reach this milestone). Emeralds have a relatively good level of hardness, but caution should always be taken since they are prone to cracks developing from excessive natural inclusions.



The finest quality emeralds are typically found in South America, with Columbia and Brazil being the most famous of origins. Quality emeralds are also source from Southern Africa, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Russia. Top graded emeralds are often much more valuable than diamonds of comparable quality. Today, most emeralds on the market have been treated one way or another, usually with epoxy resin or oils to enhance the color and transparency of surface cracks, both of which are known to be quite common and accepted when dealing with emeralds.

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