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How to check Natural Emerald

Published on Dec 06, 2013

How to check Natural Emerald

Emeralds are one of the most sought after gems of the gemstone world. Its unique color and allure has captured the hearts of many people for thousands of years. It is one of the precious gemstones and it is mostly used in gold jewelry which accents its color. Its astrological benefits range from studies, health, business, success to marriage. It is said that an emerald stone is a beneficial stone for everyone. In ancient times, Emerald was found only in Egypt. But today they are mined in many countries. The attributes which are used to determine the quality of emerald are its color, clarity, weight and cut. Apart from all these, the hue, tone and saturation are also very important when checking an emerald.

You can always consult an expert who can check the authentication of your gemstone. But if you want to check the gemstone by yourself, then there are a few things that should be checked. These five things can help you in determining whether an emerald is natural or synthetic.

Color of Emerald

The color of an Emerald is the first and most important thing that is used to determine its quality. Good quality emeralds are in deep green color and are effervescent. Gemstones of lighter hue are not natural mostly. Most emeralds have a blue-green tint or a yellow-green tint. The most valuable ones have little to no tint. Natural emeralds range from very little to very dark green color. The most valuable ones are mostly dark in color tone and have rich brilliance.

Cut of Emerald

The cut of emerald is very important. The symmetry and cuts of classic emeralds allow maximum reflection and refraction. It is not that one shape is more valuable than the other. The rectangular emerald is the most common. An emerald can be round, oval, pear, teardrop and cabochon.

Cracks or Inclusions in Emerald

The real emeralds are very strong stones. So if you find a brittle emerald, don’t buy it. If there are any cracks in the emerald, then surely it is not real.


Look at your emerald stone through a magnifying glass. A high quality emerald possesses a good amount of transparency.

Emitted Light

Natural emeralds emit a rich green glow when light passes through it. It is because of the natural impurities that get developed in it.

If these things are taken care of, then surely you will buy a genuine natural emerald. You can be sure that the emerald that you are wearing is natural if you observe it properly. A natural gemstone produces very good effects when worn.

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