Emerald tear drop cut "The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald," ~ Revelation 21:19
The emerald is the birthstone for the month of May, and Brilliance shines the spotlight on this brilliant green gem with a handy infographic. Information about it is segmented into facts and figures, color, variants, a location map of its mines, its physical characteristics, history, healing properties, legend, usage, and ideal purposes for gift-giving. http://blog.brilliance.com/2013/emerald-the-birthstone-of-may
One of the greatest Art Deco Three-Stone rings ever! At arms length, a rich green old mine Colombian emerald looks to be about 4.00 carats (if you include the calibre emeralds embracing it top and bottom!), but it actually weighs 1.50 carats. The bright green gem is embraced left and right by a gorgeous, bright-white pair of antique cushion-cut diamonds weighing 4.00 carats total, all adding up to a truly stunning showstopper of an original Art Deco ring, circa 1925.