Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May, and used for commemorating the 25th and 30th wedding anniversaries. Emerald is the most precious stone from the beryl group. The name Emerald comes from the Greek word smaragdos via the Old French esmeralde, and means ‘green gemstone.’ Emerald has adorned many crowns and royal artifacts …

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Beryl’s name comes from the Ancient Greek beryllos which once was applied to all green gemstones, but later used for all varieties of beryl. Besides as a gemstone, beryl is the principle source of beryllium. They use it to manufacture light-weight metal alloys of high tensile strength and superior hardness and fatigue resistance. Emerald, a …

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Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. The name aquamarine comes from the Latin word aqua marina meaning water or the sea, in reference to its color. Aquamarine is from the beryl family and is the pale green to blue type of the mineral. Aquamarine gets its color from trace amounts of iron …

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