Birthstone Description

Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek, was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C.

Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia.

Emeral is a  symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.

Rated: Fair to Good

Care: Clean soft brush with mild dish soap and water, avoid chemicals

Species: Beryl 

Hardness: 7.5-8