Emerald

The name Emerald comes from the Greek “smaragdos” (meaning green stone), is the most precious gem of the Beryl family. Its inclusions, proof of authenticity, are known as gardens. Frequently the gem looks cloudy and only the fine qualities are transparent. 
In ancient times it was considered as a symbol of immortality. The first Emerald known in history was found in Egypt, where there are evidences of mining activities since 2000 BC. 
Cleopatra was famous for her passion for Emeralds, and she always used them in her royal adornments. Europeans became aware of Colombian Emeralds after the Spanish crusades in South America. Brazil is one of the biggest producers of Emeralds. Most of the Emeralds found in Brazil come the states of Minas Gerais, Bahia and Goias.

Emerald