Held in the highest esteem, sought after by royalty, emeralds are among the rarest and most beautiful gems. Large emeralds are far rarer than large diamonds. They are composed of beryl, a silicate of aluminum and beryllium. Their green color represents, among other things, the eternality of the life force. Historically, emeralds were often engraved and used as seals on rings of popes and emperors. We get our emeralds from South American mines, mainly in Columbia and Brazil.
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