To be very honest, not everyone is a lover of green. But surely its an undeniable fact that Emerald's green color sets a threshold in the gemstone industry and stands to be the most eye pleasing shade of green you will ever see, making it one of the most sought-after gemstone on the market. Emerald displays a bluish green color that by far surpasses other green gemstones such peridot and tourmaline with its amazing lush of bluish-green tones. Below are some very interesting facts about emerald.
Facts about Natural Emerald
- The Oldest Emerald is about 2.97 BILLION YEARS and is from South Africa
- The most expensive Natural Emerald Sold till date was in 2011. Elizabeth Taylor's Emerald pendant that set a record sale of $280,000 per carat
- Emerald gets its green coloring from the trace of vanadium and or chromium.
- Today Columbia yields the world's largest amount of emeralds, contributing to more than 50% percent of all emerald production world wide.
- The first known emeralds were mined in Egypt around 1500BC.
- The Spanish traded emeralds across Europe and Asia for precious metals, which opened up the emerald trade to the rest of the world.