Emeralds and their secret garden


The origin of emeralds

Emerald and its multitudes of green colors, symbol of our earth, were discovered over 5,000 years ago. During her reign, Cleopatra owned her own mine and was very fond of these stones, their green color symbolizing fertility, rebirth and power. She offered them to her most honored and closest friends and had her face engraved on them. Among the Babylonians, emeralds were used as currency. For the Romans, emeralds were especially useful for reconstruction, and were used for certain treatments.

Emerald characteristics

Emerald is a variety of beryl, distinguished by its green color. Its hue comes from its composition, which is a mixture of chromium, vanadium and iron. It is formed under particular geological conditions, as its various components are not found in the same parts of the earth's crust, which is why it is so rare. Like ruby, emerald is a gemstone known for its inclusions. Its name is "the garden". They make the stone unique. Emerald is so brilliant that the naked eye can see a spectrum of green.


Emerald is a dense stone with a hardness ranging from 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale. This characteristic enables lapidaries to cut emeralds in particular shapes. Emerald has even become the eponym of a stone cut.

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The virtues of emeralds

Its virtues are renowned for contributing to well-being and compassion. It helps harmonize relationships and promotes open-mindedness. But above all, there is one virtue that has always been attributed to it: that of bringing eternal youth to its wearer. This is one of the reasons why Cleopatra was so fond of this magnificent stone.

Your custom emerald jewel

Traditionally, in France, an emerald jewel is given for the emerald wedding anniversary, which corresponds to 40 years of marriage. On this occasion, why not offer the emerald jewel of your imagination?

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