By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist If you were born during the month of May, you must forgive any friends who might be envious of your birthstone, emerald. After all, this storied gemstone was a favorite of none other than Cleopatra, who treasured emeralds taken from the Upper Egypt mines. However, even the Queen of the Nile would be envious of the better quality emeralds later discovered by the Incas in Colombia. The mines from this South American source have traditionally produced the highest quality emeralds available, and they continue to do so. When purchasing this green form of the mineral beryl, consumers should understand that it is quite common for emeralds to be somewhat clouded with inclusions. Perfectly transparent emeralds are relatively rare and valuable. Discover a sophisticated collection of cuff links in an assortment of classic and fun designs.See our outstanding selection of beautiful offerings at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center. Or reach us at 617-773-3636 or www.rogersjewelry.com


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