Definition of Esmeralda
Emerald is a double silicate mineral of aluminum and beryllium, which is bright green in color due to chromium oxide and is highly prized in jewelry. The emerald is also a symbol of love, immortality, faith and hope.
SYNONYMS FOR La Esmeralda
ORIGIN OF La Esmeralda
Emeralds, like most gemstones, were formed millions of years ago during the process in which the magma in the bowels of the planet, cooled and solidified, in which some minerals formed crystals.
This gem is extracted from the mineral beryl, but it is the presence of chromium that is responsible for the characteristic color of the emerald and gives it its unique green color.
It is considered one of the 4 precious stones par excellence (sapphire, ruby and diamond). The extraction is a complex process, since the emerald grows in small veins within what is considered a host stone or rock, which gives it peculiar characteristics.
It is a very hard stone, but with a surprising fragility, since in its interior certain inclusions or small fissures can be found, that is why the work of a professional is needed, since its carving is very delicate.
It should be noted that the largest producer of emeralds is Colombia and here they are obtained with characteristics that are not found anywhere else in the world and are a bluish green stones, there are also deposits in South Africa, India, Pakistan, Brazil and even in Europe.
CURIOSITIES OF La Esmeralda
In ancient times, it was considered as the sacred stone of the goddess Venus by alchemists, which came as a gift to humanity to preserve love, wisdom and inner peace.