Facts on Emeralds?

Answer Emeralds are a type of beryl and gain their famous green color from chromium and vanadium, which are present in trace amounts in the stones. Their resistance to breakage is generally regarded as po... Read More »

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How to Buy Emeralds?

The emerald is best known for its lush green color and appealing square cut. Most emeralds are found in South America and the Middle East. Emeralds are rare, often flawed and always pricey. Here's ... Read More »

How are emeralds created in a lab?

In the 20th century two processes were developed for lab-created emeralds. Early versions were too "clean" to look real, but modern creations have "inclusions" so realistic even gemologists have di... Read More »

Can you tumble emeralds?

Emeralds can be tumbled, but it must be done using a vibratory tumbler, as opposed to a rotary tumbler, because they are so hard. Additionally, ordinary silicon carbide grits can be used to process... Read More »

Information on Emeralds?

Emerald comes from the Greek word "smaragods," which means green stone, according to Cochise College. Emeralds are found in dark green, yellowish green, light green and sometimes in bluish tones. ... Read More »