Fun fact: emerald is sometimes nicknamed 'jardin' which is French for garden. Pretty, right? This is because emerald is often thought to look like moss due to the inclusions in the stone. Eye-clean emeralds are considered very rare - so don't panic if your emerald doesn't look completely flawless!
Green diamonds are unique because they get their color from natural irradiation and not trace elements like other diamonds. Don't worry - green diamonds are still safe to wear. They are not radioactive!
Green diamonds are known for being found in shades ranging from deep green to yellowish, brownish and bluish greens. They are extremely rare to find in nature, but they still aren't the most expensive. For that, we tip our hat to red and pink diamonds.
It's no secret that jade has become a synonym for green. Jade has been highly valued since ancient times and is still just as valuable today, especially in Asian countries. In fact, in China, jade usage can be traced back to over 7,000 years ago!
Jade actually comes in two varieties: jadeite and nephrite. Jadeite is considered to be of higher quality and more valuable. In contrast, nephrite is a lot more abundant and less expensive. Jade is tough due to its compact composition but only ranks a 6 on Mohs - making it a relatively soft stone. So be careful with jade while admiring its incredible waxy luster!