According to sources, it is located in Brazil. Sakota and other mines in Brazil produce large quantity of emeralds.
Emerald is on of the most famous gemstones that has been sought after since ancient times. Emeralds, like people, are often beautiful but never flawless, near flawless stones are expensive and extremely rare.
Inside an emerald you can find vanadium and chromium, but at it core this gemstone is a variety of beryl, the same mineral as Aquamarine and Morganite.
The finest Emerald stones have a pure green hue and are free from inclusions. This quality of stone is extremely rare. Almost all Emeralds on the market will contain eye visible inclusions. This is not a bad thing, it is simply the way the crystal grows in nature.
The name “emerald” as originated from Latin, particularly from Esmeraldus. At its core, this name has a Greek origin.
Tip! Emeralds are among the most beautiful and prized gemstones and many people want to have them in their jewelry collections. However, a lot of stones sold as emeralds are actually fake. Let’s see how you can recognize such emerald imitations.