The emerald is one of the most popular stones in the world and has left an enduring mark on history with records dating back to Ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome. The Emerald, gem lovers’ most sought after stone, has beenprospected and renowned since 1500 B.C.. Its name comes from the Greek term Smaragdos, which simplymeans green stone.The intense colour of the stone also resulted in the chromatic denomination known as emerald green.
However, this does not mean that the emerald is only found in this hue, many other shades of green exist.Due to the variations of Chromium, Vanadium and Iron – the elements responsible for the colour of the stone – the emerald can present shades ranging from deep green to blue-green hues.
Considered a symbol of immortality and faith, people from ancient times perceived the mystical and unique power of the emerald.An aura of mystery and mysticism has surrounded it for many centuries.
Fully comprehending the history of emeralds, AraVartanian always adds rare examples to his precious gem collection, especially those that present more intense internal clarity and highercarat.