Incas and Aztecs of South America, where the best emeralds are still found today, regarded the emerald as a holy gemstone. However, probably the oldest known finds were once made near the Red Sea in Egypt. These gemstone mines, already exploited by Egyptian pharaohs between 3000 and 1500 B.C. and later referred to as 'Cleopatra's Mines', had already been exhausted by the time the mines were rediscovered in the early 19th century. Written many centuries ago, the Vedas, the holy scriptures of India, say the emerald enhances the well-being, and are supposed to aid in fertility and abundance. Commonly today, they are closely associated with love and gifts of love.
Emerald Earrings with Sterling Silver French Ear Wires Approx. 1 1/4" drop from ear Bead Size Approx. 13mm x 8mm Handcrafted at Beads of Paradise...View full product details
Smooth Emerald Ovals Knotted 2-Strand Necklace with Gold Plate S Hook Clasp Approx. Length (Longest Strand) 17.25" Bead Sizes range from 7x10mm to 11x12mm Strung...View full product details