Few gemstones are surrounded by as much mystery as emeralds. Beyond simply being pretty or accentuating a variety of skin tones, the emerald carries with it a rich history that spans back roughly 4,000 years to Babylon, the “cradle of civilization,” making it a popular gemstone for gift giving.
Emeralds. Cleopatra draped herself in them. Their rich, cool green tone played off of Elizabeth Taylor’s violet eyes in the 1960s. Unlike the red ruby, which is a blatant statement of passionate love, the emerald conveys a more complex set of symbolism and emotions.