From describing the iconic diamond cut to even a city of fantasy and delight in the Wizard of Oz, the Emerald is a gem that has been a staple of the jewelry industry for centuries. Representing love, fertility and rebirth, the green hues and vivid tones of the Emerald is nature's beauty at work. The Emerald in ancient culture represented Venus, the God of love and beauty. Derived from the Greek word "Smaragdos" translating to "green stone" describing it's obvious attribute.
Emeralds symbolize love and abundance. They were first mined in Egypt, where they symbolized fertility and rebirth, and were used to treat eye diseases. Cleopatra was known for adorning herself with emeralds.
Emeralds are also associated with Venus, goddess of love and beauty. Ancient Greeks believed that emeralds would protect them from unfaithfulness, and thought the stone would always shine green as long as their partners were faithful.
These gems are tied to the heart chakra. They are believed to help open your heart and draw love into your life, both romantic and platonic. The emerald is perfect for the springtime since the color green symbolizes the season along with growth and renewal. These gemstones display a radiant green tone, which has come to be known as emerald green. Just like other precious gemstones, emeralds vary in quality as well as in price. Unlike diamonds, emeralds are generally bought in larger sizes since its glow is more prominently seen in bigger stones.