Known as the “the merry month” since the 1500s, May embodies the full beauty of spring on the brink of summer. And when it comes to beauty, emerald gemstones are certainly no exception. We know that emeralds are the gorgeous birthstones of those lucky enough to be born in the so-called merry month, but have you considered the possibility of emeralds as an ideal gift in honor of that unconditionally caring woman in your life? Mother’s Day is just around the corner!
Consider choosing one or more high quality loose emeralds and, if you are confident in knowing her personal taste and style, having them made into some stunning jewelry for Mom. Once you select and purchase the stones from a reputable dealer, you can either have a jeweler create the perfect piece, be it a dazzling pendant, pin, bracelet or pair of earrings, or present the stones themselves to your mother on her special day. Inviting Mom to choose and be part of the design process for the emerald showpiece she would prefer the most is one of the best gift experiences she could receive.
Learn to Choose the Best Loose Emeralds
A magnificent emerald is a treasured gemstone, and a must-have in any woman’s jewelry collection. But don’t just jump in with your eyes closed, especially if you haven’t purchased precious stones before. Here’s a primer on the “four Cs” (carat, cut, clarity and color) to help you know what to look for.
- Carat – As with diamonds, weight is also an important consideration when it comes to purchasing loose emeralds. Also remember that generally, the larger the carat, the more expensive the stone will be.
- Cut – When choosing loose emeralds, make sure to consider the cut. Certain shapes, such as square, oval or cushion cut, for example, will better lend themselves to some styles of emerald jewelry. There are even heart shaped and princess cut stones; ask the dealer to recommend the best cut for what you have in mind.
- Clarity – This is a feature that requires an expert’s eye. Most emerald inclusions aren’t visible to the naked eye, so you may want the help of a pro. Typically, you want an emerald that offers clarity with minimal fillers. If the gem is clouded and full of fissures, it won’t look as good in an emerald jewelry piece.
- Color –The deep, rich green of many loose emeralds is often the characteristic that best defines these stunning stones. Generally, you should consider emeralds that have medium to dark shades of green.
By choosing individual stones for customized jewelry for your mother, you are giving her a unique gift. Every time she proudly wears her emerald jewelry, she’ll be reminded of you and how much you appreciate her.
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