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Emerald Lore

Lore

Emerald's lush green has soothed souls and excited imaginations since antiquity.Its name comes from the ancient Greek word for green, "smaragdus." Pliny the Elder described emerald in his Natural History, published in the first century AD: "...nothing greens greener" was his verdict He described the use of emerald by early lapidaries, who "have no better method of restoring their eyes than by looking at the emerald, its soft, green color comforting and removing their weariness and lassitude." Even today the color green is known to relieve stress and eye strain.

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Care and Handling of Emeralds

Care

As is the case with all jewelry, dirt and grime can collect on your emeralds over time from normal wear. This surface dirt steals away the beautiful color and brilliance you wear them for.

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"Gota de Aceite" Emerald

it exhibited a remarkable "scotch in water" appearance, somewhat like honey.

Microscopic, fluorescence and infrared spectroscopic analysis indicated that the stone was (1) natural and (2) not clarity treated. The UV-Vis-NIR absorption spectrum (not shown) was typical for stones very rich in Cr3+ and extremely low in iron, such as e.g. Colombian emeralds.
Fig. 2 – The FTIR spectrum of the emerald confirmed the natural origin and the untreated state of the stone Emeralds of this very rare type are found - as much as we know - only known from the Muzo mines in Colombia and are locally known as “gota de aceite” (drop of oil); this term originates from their honeylike
growth structure (related to calcite exsolution) that resembles to be composed of drops of oil when observed under the microscope.

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