We designed a setting that properly showcases this emerald with 3 large diamonds on each side, plus diamonds on the setting basket. The diamonds on the basket are in a crisscross pattern, all in 18K gold. From every angle, this ring is stunning!
Emeralds are in the beryl family of gemstones, with Morganites, Aquamarines, Goshenites, Heliodors, etc. as siblings. Emeralds are classified as a Type III gemstone - meaning inclusions are common and don't detract significantly from the value of transparent gemstones. The factors when appraising emeralds are the color (primary factor), clarity, size and cut - in that order. The color of this emerald is perfect - a natural, well-saturated bluish green. This emerald is also transparent - light passes easily through the gemstone and the clarity is great for an emerald.
Clarity of all colored gemstones is determined using the naked eye, as opposed to grading diamonds which is determined by using a 10x loupe. Emeralds are from the beryl family of gemstones, with Morganite and Aquamarine as two of their siblings. Emeralds are a Type III gemstone, meaning they should have inclusions. The French call it, "le jardin" meaning the garden (of inclusions). Emeralds are priced by their color, first and foremost. Then their scintillation (glowing), clarity, carat weight, cut. The photos were taken in direct sunlight, for the closest depiction of color, clarity, etc.
Legend & Lore*:
People believed emeralds could confer riches, power, and eloquence if worn as talismans. Purportedly, these gems also strengthened memory and sharpened wits. Its most valuable power? Perhaps bestowing the ability to predict future events.
*The information provided above is for entertainment purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, well before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant as actual medical information or advice in any way.