Celebrating Life's Anniversaries
Duty Free Pricing Since 1996
877-772-6676
News:  Free shipping with purchase of $50.00 or more and luxury gift packaging with every order!

Emeralds: A Gem of Fascination Among Many Cultures for Centuries

Posted by on 3/6/2013
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up in just a couple of weeks, we’re not surprised to find our thoughts turning to all things green—particularly emeralds. These precious gemstones are not merely the perfect accessories for any St. Patrick’s Day outfit; they also have a long and fascinating history filled with curious facts, legends, and lore. We’ve gathered some of the more interesting tidbits for you right here: • The earliest recorded sale of an emerald took place in Babylon around 4,000 B.C. • Emeralds were prized by ancient cultures for their supposed healing powers. It was once a widely held belief that wearing an emerald ring or pendant could provide protection against illness and disease. • Emeralds were also thought to be magical stones that could change shades as a warning sign of approaching danger. • Prominent historical figures that are known to have owned emeralds include Cleopatra, Nero, Charlemagne, Hernando Cortes, and Shah Jahan (of Taj Mahal fame). • Twentieth century celebrities that favored emeralds include Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. If you don’t yet have a quality emerald ring, bracelet, necklace, or pair of earrings in your jewelry collection, this is a wonderful time to buy. Amoro.com is currently offering special savings on many 14kt and 18kt rings, including this one featuring rectangular emeralds and round brilliant diamonds set in 14kt gold. Plus, Pantone named “emerald” the color of the year for 2013, which gives you a good reason to accessorize with these gems well beyond March 17th. Visit our online store today to browse our entire collection of emerald jewelry, and place your order now to ensure delivery prior to St. Patrick’s Day.


 How to Manage Wedding Stress
 Thank You Note Etiquette, 3 Essential Tips To Follow
 How to Care for your Engagement Ring
 Jewelry Insurance – Yes or No?
 Date Your Mate Month
 Appreciating Mom for Mother's Day
 National Lover's Day
 Spring has sprung – great time for a wedding
 National Proposal Day
 March 13th Jewel Day

 August 2015
 July 2015
 June 2015
 May 2015
 April 2015
 March 2015
 February 2015
 January 2015
 December 2014
 November 2014
 October 2014
 September 2014
 August 2014
 July 2014
 May 2014
 April 2014
 October 2013
 September 2013
 August 2013
 July 2013
 June 2013
 May 2013
 April 2013
 March 2013
 February 2013
 January 2013
 December 2012
 November 2012
 October 2012
 September 2012
 August 2012
 July 2012
 June 2012
 May 2012
 April 2012
 March 2012
 February 2012
 January 2012
 December 2011
 November 2011
 October 2011
 September 2011
 August 2011
 July 2011
 April 2011
 March 2011
 February 2011
 January 2011
 December 2010
 November 2010