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Monday, May 01, 2017
As Green as Spring, May's Birthstone is the Lush Emerald
by Chavez Fine Jewelers Inc.
As Green as Spring, Mays Birthstone is the Lush Emerald Emerald, the May birthstone, is the transparent to opaque green variety of the mineral beryl. The term Emerald is in reference to its color, from the Greek word smaragdus which translates as "green stone". Small quantities of chromium and vanadium in the crystal structure of emerald caused its nature like color.


It appears to have quite an extensive array of hues ranging from yellow green to blue green. Any beryl crystals can only be referred as emeralds when they are medium to dark in tone. Those stones with paler greens are classified instead by another species simply green beryl or aquamarine.


As Green as Spring, Mays Birthstone is the Lush Emerald In terms of durability, emerald is listed at a 7.5-8.0 rating, 10 being the highest, on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Many emeralds may still have visible inclusions, cracks and fissures making them potentially vulnerable to damage. To minimize the appearance of these flaws, most of the stones are treated through oiling. Flawless and high quality emeralds may be more coveted than a diamond due to its rarity.


Donning a distinctive emerald piece absolutely catches anyone's attention regardless if you’re dressing up for casual or formal events as it goes well with every occasion and outfit.















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