Facetted Emerald Necklace
Strand of lighter green facetted roundelle graduated Emerald beads strung on beadwire with a sterling silver clasp and a 2-1/2 " sterling silver extender. Stones are ranging from ~ 2mm in back to ~4mm in front.
Overall length ~ 16-1/2" plus the 2-1/2" extender
Emerald is a rare and valuable gemstone that is a variety of the mineral Beryl. They receive their beautiful green coloration from trace amounts of Chromium. Emeralds tend to have numerous inclusions, so unlike diamonds, which are magnified 10x to grade their clarity, Emeralds are graded by the eye. If "by eye" an Emerald has no visible inclusions, it is considered flawless. Emeralds have long been associated with beauty, health, and happiness. Early admirers saw emeralds as the promise of a fresh green spring. It is the traditional birthstone for the month of May.