Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek.
Emerald belongs to the beryl group and only the finest qualities are transparent. The most desired and most valuable color is a deep green.
Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia.
This stone is strongly associated with the heart and divine love. Emeralds bring hope, emotional stability and revitalization to all they touch. They are believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.