This precious gemstone is renowned for its brilliant green colour with blue or yellow undertones and was mined as early as 2,000 B.C. in Upper Egypt. Cleopatra famously favoured these precious stones. Emeralds have been linked to fertility, love and rebirth, and modern interpretation associates them with wisdom, growth and patience.

Symbolism and meaning: Success in love, bliss, wisdom and faith.
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Birthstone:  May
Mined in: America, Brazil, Zambia, Pakistan, Russia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Austria, China, Australia, India and Cambodia.
Derives from: Latin word, smaragdus.