Throughout time Emeralds have fascinated ancient adventurers, treasure-hunters and today's sophisticated travelers alike because of their many shades of green, almost as many as one can find in tropical foliage. From the same family as the Aquamarine, the Emerald bears inclusions known as 'garden' which guarantee the gemstone's authenticity. It was a favorite of Cleopatra, who wore the stone as an ornament, amulet and antidote to amorous and political conquests.

The emerald stands for courage and victory. To the spiritualists, it symbolizes faith and hope.