The word “emerald” derives from the Greek word “smaragdos” meaning “the green stone” or, according to Indian lore, “the green of growing things.” A member of the beryl family, emeralds are the quintessential heralds of spring— a time of natural renewal— with their vibrant grassy color and are an ideal partner with platinum jewelry.
Touted as a gem of wisdom stemming from enhanced intuition, emeralds are said to promote harmony, vitality, contentment and loyalty.
A favorite amongst persons of power and influence like Cleopatra (who wore them religiously and claimed all of Egypt’s emerald mines from the Greeks), Julius Caesar (who had his portrait carved into a crystal weighing a hefty 200 carats), and Nero (who famously viewed gladiator battles through emerald lenses in an effort to reduce vision fatigue), top-quality specimens can command premiums far above those of comparable diamonds.
With such elevated history, rarity, and undeniable allure, emerald platinum jewelry is a wardrobe linchpin and an exceptional gift for those born in May.
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