LINGERIE NECKLACE

Edwardian style in 18 kt white gold; featuring a pair of richly carved Columbian emerald drops, surmounted by diamond set caps, jauntily dropping from a necklace with bezel and micro pave set diamonds-accented with mille-graining

Emerald total weight; 27.56 ct

Diamond total weight; 2.44 ct

The emerald drops can be removed…

And worn as earrings.

Colombian emeralds are generally the most prized due to their rich, vibrant green fire. Some of the most rare emeralds come from three main emerald mining areas in Colombia: Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor.

Hardness 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs harness scale.

Some famous Columbian emeralds:

Gachala Emerald (origin: Colombia)

Chalk Emerald (origin: Colombia)

Nidvin Emerald (origin: Colombia)

Duke of Devonshire Emerald (origin: Colombia)

Colombian emeralds are generally the most prized due to their rich, vibrant green fire. Some of the most rare emeralds come from three main emerald mining areas in Colombia: Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor.

Emerald lore

There have been many beliefs that the emerald brings goodness into one´s life. The Roman magician Damigeron stated in the second century BC that an emerald influences every kind of business, and if you remain chaste while you wear it, it adds substance to both the body and the speech.¹ The second century Mahabharata also commended the stone. The emerald has always been seen as a symbol of fidelity. During the Middle Ages it was believed that it would keep a woman chaste. Not surprisingly, the same was not believed to be true for a man (ladies don't hate me for that one). In various languages, it was also stated that emeralds enable people to foretell future events if put on the tongue or worn on the left side of the body. Emeralds were also believed to reveal what was true or false and was said to be a sure antidote for enchantments and spells. They were also to give eloquence in speech and make people more intelligent and honest. It is believed that emeralds contain the energy that is necessary to bring creative form to your work. And it was once believed that a high quality emerald would change hues to alert the wearer to impending danger. They also help one express love, devotion, and adoration.