They are the birthstone of May and the gem of 20th and 35th anniversaries. Emeralds measure between 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale and will require more care than stones such as diamonds and sapphires. Their brilliant green colour is exclusive to natural emeralds and hue, tonal grade and saturation are all considered when being graded.
Known for their brilliant green colour, emeralds have an ancient history of being a highly sought after gem. The first known emerald mines are as old as 3500 BC located in Egypt owned entirely by Pharaoh Cleopatra. Utopian Creation's emeralds are sourced typically from Torrington, Victoria, and Western Australia.