Spring is a time of new growth and rebirth. And the intense brilliant green of the Emerald is as refreshing to the eyes as a garden after a warm, spring rain.
Word Emerald comes from the ancient Greek and means green.
The Ancient Egyptians were the first ones to mine Emerald. The first Emerald mines were established in the eastern desert region of Egypt some 2,000 years before Cleopatra’s birth.
Cleopatra often wore lavish Emerald jewelry, and it is said that she bestowed visiting dignitaries with large Emeralds carved with her likeness when they departed her kingdom.
The ancient Romans associated Emerald with fertility and rebirth, and dedicated it to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.
Today most of the the word’s Emeralds are mined in South America in Colombia and Brazil and also in Afghanistan and in Zambia.
Swarovski® Crystal Emerald is a perfect substitute for Emerald gemstone.
Swarovski® Crystal Emerald is made in a variety of shapes and sizes. You may use Emerald Bicone, Emerald Rivoli, Emerald Beads enhanced with an attractive AB or AB2X coating.
To see what is available in Swarovski® Emerald go to Eureka Crystal Emerald page.
If you are looking for a lighter green stone you may consider Swarovski Crystal Dark Moss Green, Swarovski Crystal Erinite, Swarovski Crystal Peridot, or a Custom Coating called Green Sphinx. All of these colors are very attractive and will look great in your designs.
Some people believe that wearing an Emerald brings wisdom, growth, and patience. And as any couple in a long-term relationship would agree, all of these qualities are essential for a successful and lasting love.