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Oval Cabochon Columbian Emerald Ring - FJ.5905
Origin: Columbia

Collection: Emerald Ring
Medium: Emerald/Gold

Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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The emerald is one of the rarest of precious gems. Though sources for emeralds are found in both the old and new worlds, a stone of good quality is still an elusive object. This gorgeous stone has a long and colorful history. Queen Cleopatra mined emeralds near Zabara on the Red Sea in the first century B. C. She loved to wear the jewel herself, as did her paramour Julius Caesar. Emeralds were found in the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, probably mined in Egypt. In Meso-America emeralds were treasured by the native cultures, most particularly the Incas who worshiped them as sacred. Today, the major source is South America, especially Colombia where mines first worked by the Pre-Columbian people are still in use. The rarity of the emerald has always made it a valuable and potent talisman. Its brilliant green makes it as desirable today as it has always been through the ages. - (FJ.5905)


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