This month color Emerald, is more associated with the Ireland gemstone. Emeralds are fascinating gems. They have green more beautiful, more intense and more radiant that can possibly be imagined: Emerald green. Inclusions are tolerated. High quality, fine emeralds are even more valuable than diamonds.

Emerald name comes from the Greek word "smaragdos" from the old French 'esmeralde' really means 'green gemstone '. Countless fantastic stories grew around this magnificent jewel. The Incas and the Aztèques of South America, where the best emeralds are still regarded as a Holy gemstone Emerald. However, probably the oldest finds known was once made near the Red Sea in Égypte.Cela said that these mines of precious stones, already exploited by the Egyptian pharaohs between 3000 and 1500 b.c. j.-c.and later called "De Cléopâtre Mines", had already been exhausted at the time when they were rediscovered in the 19th century.

Written for many centuries, the Vedas, Indian holy scriptures say the precious jewels of Greens and their healing properties: "Emeralds promise good luck...". and "the Emerald improves well-being...". There was therefore no surprise that Indian maharajas treasure chests and maharanis contained wonderful emeralds. One of the largest in the world is the so-called "Mogul Emerald".It dates from 1695, weighs 217.80 carats and is about 10 cm hauteur.Un side is registered with prayer texts and engraved on the other are beautiful floral ornaments. This legendary Emerald was auctioned by Christie's London buyer unidentified 2.2 m U.S. Dollars on September 28, 2001.

Emeralds were held in high esteem since ancient times. For this reason, some of the most famous emeralds are seen in museums and collections.The New York Museum of Natural History, for example, has a piece in which a cup of pure Emerald, which belonged to the Emperor Jehangir is indicated for "Patricia", one of the largest emerald crystals Colombians, which weighs 632 carats.La collection of the Bank of Bogotá includes five valuable with weights between 220 and 1796 carats emerald crystals and splendid emeralds are also part of the Iranian National treasure, for example, adorning the DIAdem of the former Empress Farah.Turkish sultans also fond of emeralds.In Istanbul Topkapi Palace, there are exhibitions with items of jewellery, writing implements and daggers, each lavishly adorned emeralds and other precious stones.

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