If you’ve been keeping up with the latest at Marrow Fine, you know that emeralds have stolen our hearts! These green gemstone beauties have been flying out of the stock faster than we can keep up! So what is it about emeralds that makes us (& our Marrow babes) so obsessed with them?
Once known as the signature gem of Cleopatra, emeralds have been around for centuries. What makes emeralds SO intriguing though, is that technically, they shouldn’t even exist. Seriously.
These stones contain two elements (we won’t bore you with the scientific terminology!) that rarely exist next to each other anywhere in the world. These elements aren’t compatible either, but somehow (millenniums ago!) these two elements found each other & bonded, which has led to the creation of these gorgeous gemstones. When you see an emerald, you’re essentially looking at a natural phenomenon!
Not only is this stone’s chemical makeup an anomaly, the color is soooo vibrant and eye-catching, it’s been a favorite of royalty for centuries. However, these days, you don’t have to be royalty to own one of these gems. Although they aren’t the least expensive gemstone out there, they make up for their price in beauty.
To keep the beauty and integrity of the stone in pristine condition, we love to bezel set emeralds. Although they do have 7.5-8 on the MOHS scale, they usually have natural inclusions (small crystals inside of the stone) and are more fragile & susceptible to damage if worn without care.
We have several Colombian emeralds on hand right now that all will be stunning in their bezel set rings. Since we like our clients to have a say in the design process when buying an investment piece like our emeralds, all of these rings can be made in 14k yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold. They also can be made with windowed baskets or closed baskets, based on the client’s preference.
We caught up with Marrow Babe Rachael Lunghi of Siren Floral Co. and got some thoughts from this floral dream designer.