Emeralds usually come from Colombia, Zambia, Brazil or India. Rich bluish green hues are favourable in today’s society, but the profound garden greens of old are still considered superior by some. Rarely flawless, Emeralds are full of beautiful and interesting inclusions. A common and accepted practise to help enhance their beauty is to oil the stone, therefore Emeralds require a little more consideration and care than other gemstones.
Trivia: Creating controversy in the modern world, the ‘Bahia Emerald’ is this Century’s cliff-hanger. As one of the largest ever rough Emeralds found (381 kg, 180,000ct), it’s narrowly escaped a Hurricane, been stolen from Police custody, lost in gambling bets and is currently in hiding and being battled over 10 years later!