Modern Jewelry :
Emerald Rings : Cabochon Colombian Emerald
Cabochon Colombian Emerald - FJ.6932A
Location: United States
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Emeralds are a grass-green variety of
beryl that are highly valued as a
The name comes indirectly from
the Greek smaragdos, a name that
seems to have been given to a number of
stones having little in common except
their green color. Many virtues
were formerly ascribed to emeralds.
worn, the stone was held to be a
preservative against epilepsy, and when
the mouth it was believed to be a cure
It was supposed to assist women
at childbirth, to drive away evil
spirits, and to preserve the chastity
of the wearer.
Administered internally, it was
reputed to have great medicinal value.
Its refreshing green color was
said to be good for the eyesight. The
physical properties of emerald are
essentially the same as those of beryl.
refractive and dispersive powers are
not high, so that cut stones display
brilliancy or fire. The magnificent
color that gives extraordinary value to
gem is probably due to small amounts of
natural beauty of this gorgeous
gemstone is allowed to shine.
The reserved gold setting
enhances the green color without
from the centerpiece. This ring is
a classic, combining two of the most
prized substances known to man: gold