Emerald gemstones are a green variety of the beryl mineral, which also includes aquamarine. Some gemstone dealers refer to the inclusions of emeralds as the jardin, or garden. HBJ loves emeralds for their complex inclusions, facets, and rich, green hues that embody Mother Nature's favorite season: spring.
MOHs Hardness: 7.5-8 but brittle due to common inclusions.
Care: Emeralds are a relatively hard gemstone, but due to their inclusions they are brittle: avoid knocking or dropping them onto hard surfaces.To clean your emerald piece, use warm water with mild soap and a soft toothbrush or cloth. Do not use a steam cleaner or ultrasonic cleaner.
Healing Properties: Emeralds are believed to promote compassion, healing, and abundance.
Treatment: All emeralds are oiled unless otherwise stated. This treatment is a centuries old industry standard.