In this category you will find all of the single faceted gemstones on offer from our verified sellers. Each stone is guaranteed to be authentic and any treatments that have been applied to the stones need to be clearly displayed.
While Emerald is a hard gemstone (7.5 out of 10 on the MOHS scale) it can be extremely fragile. Since most faceted Emeralds have flaws and inclusions in them, these can be points of weakness where the gem might crack. if you are looking for a stone to wear in every day jewelry such as a ring, look for stones that are very clean as this will increase the durability.
Origin is important when selecting Emeralds. Stones from Columbia are considered the finest in the world, while new sources such as Zambia are quickly becoming very popular.
When selecting a faceted stone, the first thing to asses is the overall color of the stone. The greener the stone without hints of blue, the more desirable it is. Look for tones that have an intense uniform color.
Next look for inclusions or imperfections. It is common for this type of gemstone to have imperfections so do not put too much weight behind it when making the decision.If you are trying to select between two stones with the same clarity but different color, always put more weights behind the color of the stone.