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Emerald Spotlight

Emeralds have been adored for thousands of years with kings, queens, emperors, and empresses wearing them. Cleopatra is the most famous historical figure to love emeralds, and she loved them so much that she had her own mine, but I think Cardi B, along with Elizabeth Taylor, has become another famous emerald wearer as she stole the show wearing the largest gemstone at the Met Gala! 

(Picture from @iamcardib Instagram)

What was Cardi B wearing? The private jeweler, Kamyen, designed a necklace called the Garden of Time that featured a 141.71ct pear shaped Colombian emerald surrounded by 127.42ct total weight of diamonds. The pear-shaped piece was attached to a necklace bedazzled with emeralds and diamonds, and her ears took notice with chandelier style earrings with emeralds and diamonds. And, you can’t forget the bracelets and rings!  Wowser!  The color green has always been associated with new life and growth which makes a fitting representation for the garden themed gala.

Something you may not be aware of is that emeralds are routinely treated with oil to enhance their appearance. Due to the nature of emeralds, they have a lot of inclusions that can both interfere with beauty and durability. Since emeralds were first discovered, they have been treated this way, so oiling is not a new practice.  With that being said, when you take it to a jeweler to clean or repair, your emerald needs to be treated different than a diamond. 

I would love to help you bring some emerald green into your life, whether it is a statement like Cardi B, or an accent to your wardrobe! Angela Cisneros Jewelry Concierge brings back the joy and confidence of jewelry shopping, so that you can celebrate with ease! My by-appointment approach means:

  • One-on-one appointments (personal attention and no crowds!)

  • Discretion and privacy (surprises remain surprises!)

  • Expert help from a Graduate Gemologist with 26 years of experience (yep, that’s me!)

Learn more about me and my process: 

Book your FREE appointment with me today! 

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