Sunday, 19 May 2019

Emerald - May's Gemstone

In his book Naturalis Historia from 77-79 CE, Pliny the Elder wrote, “although we enjoy looking at plants and leaves, we regard Emeralds with all the more pleasure because compared with them there is nothing that is more intensely green.”

Colombia has been the source of the finest emeralds for more than 500 years, and they are the standard by which all others are measured.

The Crown of the Andes boasts a 24 ct emerald center stone and 442 additional emeralds.

Emerald cross and gold rosary recovered from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha