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5 Facts About May's Birthstone: Extravagent Emeralds

Posted by Danielle Rautiainen on

Emerald, the stone of successful love! Emeralds are the traditional birthstone for May, so we at Silver Cove want to spread a little "successful love" ourselves by sharing some fun facts and information about this vibrant and popular Gemstone! Emeralds are a variety of the mineral Beryl that has been colored green by amounts of chromium, and occasionally, by vanadium. Beryl has a Mohs Hardness level of 7.5 to 8, making Emerald one of the hardest minerals on earth (Diamonds being a 10 on the Mohs Scale). The deeper the green color, the more valuable the Emerald; with pale green...

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