Common identification features of emerald are listed below along with those of its common synthetic stones, imitations and simulants. The information is intended to be a ready reference to give you a fair idea as to the identity of a gemstone on visual examination. Suggestions and queries from readers about the topic are encouraged....– Mark

 

Emerald deposits are found all over the world, the primary mines being in parts of USA, Brazil, Madagascar, Africa, India and Australia. ....

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Emerald Identification»

A post by Erum Qureshi

Step by step lab procedure to identify the green stone emerald in scientific manner. Learn from an expert, how the Refractive Index, Double Refraction, Absorption Spectra is used to determine the stone type. ....

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Emerald Gemstone Varieties»

A post by Madhubanti Rudra

Emeralds differ in shine and color depending upon the locale of its mine. It is only the Columbian emerald that has the characteristic vivid, slightly bluish green tones of medium-to-medium dark color. Deposits of the stone are also found in other parts of the world such as in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Nigeria. However Columbia and Brazil are the leading producers of emerald today. ....

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The gemologists add an importance to polishing the stone, as the selection of abrasives is very crucial in polishing emerald because the abrasive may penetrate the inclusions to creep inside it. ....

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Synthetic emeralds are produced in Germany, France, and United States of America with flux growth and hydrothermal processes in laboratory. These are expensive methods and difficult to yield major results .It is mentioned that the first synthetic emerald appeared in last part of last century. ....

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Emerald Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

It is birthstone for those born in the month of May and anniversary stone for those completing 20th, 35th and 55th year of marriage. It is the ideal gift for someone you love provided you have a bulging pocket and the genuine instinct to buy a genuine stone, as the market is flooded with imitations, synthetic gems and simulators. To make the purchase of a true stone buyer needs awareness and information about this captivating gemstone. ....

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Emeral Necklace»

A post by Nalink Naik

Emerald is a gem with many excellent features and has very unique and special characteristics. Knowledge about this very special gemstone will not only make sure you get value for your money but also gives you the conviction required to make the right choice. ....

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Emerald the green stone»

A post by Nalini Naik

History is full of instances when the emerald has been loved and treasured by the royalty of the ancient times. This gem was treasured in the form of jewelry as well as used as an object of worship. The emerald was also worn as a talisman for bringing good luck, especially by the Moguls in ancient India....

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Buyers guide for Emerald engagement ring»

A post by Madhubanti Rudra

So what else other than emerald can be the most appropriate choice for an engagement ring stone? For, engagement rings are special, very special. They always chant the silent promises of fidelity. This beautiful gem stone which has always been associated with the rich famous and powerful can be ideal for those young couples for whose life is the celebration of all that is magnificent and elegant.....

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