Without an expert and the right tools, it is impossible to calculate the right value of your emerald. Having said that! The color of the emerald can range from light to deep green. The darker or deeper the green the more valuable the emerald is. When you don’t have too much money you can purchase a very good emerald in a light green color. When you buy a light green emerald ask the seller for a certificate so that you are certain you don’t buy beryl, instead of an emerald.
A great green color can be accomplished with a high-quality cut. The glance of the emerald will enlighten with high-quality facets of the cut. The shape is not important, but the quality of the cut is. The shape is a matter of taste, but the cut enlarges the quality and therefore the price of the emerald.
A minimum of inclusions needed
All the quartzes, like the emerald, have very small inclusions. They are important to know for sure that you don’t buy glass in the right color. But although the inclusions are not bad, the gemstone with fewer inclusions is more pricey than the one with a lot of inclusions. And a high-quality cut can leave as many inclusions out as possible. The hue and the saturation of the gemstone are the most important and you can get that with a great cut, that minimizes the inclusions and enlighten a beautiful color.
The last C is from ‘carat’ or size or weight. The larger the stone the higher the price, when… (OK, you know this by now) the cut is fabulous, the color is stunning and the clarity great.
When you are the lucky lady, born in May, that gets a real emerald piece of jewelry for her birthday, don’t let me know. I think I will be too jealous to even gratulate you for your birthday?
Only kidding… if it’s your birthday and you get my emerald necklace or another emerald piece of jewelry you need to have my free e-book full of information about the emerald and all the other birthstones. Let me know where I can send it to: