Origin of emerald
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What does emerald mean?
An emerald is a rare, transparent, deep-green gemstone.
Emeralds are a rare green variety of the mineral beryl. They are classified as precious gems, meaning that they have a high commercial value. Emeralds can be very expensive. The value of emeralds is often based on how dark they are, with darker ones being priced higher.
The emerald is the traditional birthstone for the month of May. It’s associated with the zodiac signs Taurus and Cancer.
The word emerald can also be used to refer to a deep color of green, sometimes called emerald green, or to describe things that are this color.
Example: My grandmother gave me this emerald ring to remember where our family immigrated came from—Ireland, the “Emerald Isle.”
Where does emerald come from?
The first records of the word emerald come from the 1200s. It comes from the Old French esmeralde, from the Greek smáragdos, meaning “green gem.” It may ultimately derive from a Semetic word meaning “shine.”
Most emeralds are formed in metamorphic rock. The stone gets its signature green color from small amounts of the element chromium. Emeralds can be found in many locations throughout the world, but main sources include Colombia and Brazil.
The term emerald cut refers to a way of cutting precious stones, not just emeralds. It consists of a rectangular or square shape and cropped corners.
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How is emerald used in real life?
Emeralds are one of the most well-known precious gems. They have been used as a signifier of wealth for thousands of years.
Elizabeth Olsen Debuts Huge Emerald Engagement Ring During Outing with Fiancé Robbie Arnett https://t.co/I8Hyja6HyY
— People (@people) August 5, 2019
Made a nice Emerald ring today. Serious pucker factor setting this large stone as it has a good size inclusion down the side that breaks the surface. One false move or too much pressure and it would have been over. Took my time and it turned out great! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/N9LbUnhImD
— Jerome Kelty (@makingtolearn) April 15, 2021
An emerald cut emerald feels very meta. pic.twitter.com/f4MEd3sQTW
— Lee Radziwill (@RadziwillLee) August 4, 2020
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Emeralds are quite rare.
How to use emerald in a sentence
When Bobby climbed out of the family pool after his morning laps, his beauty was rivaled only by Sue Ellen doing the same but in her neon emerald one-piece.To detox from the news, I binge-watched ‘Dallas.’ It was more than just fun.|Sibbie O'Sullivan|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
As we've reported previously, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Fenn buried a treasure chest filled with gold, rubies, emeralds, and diamonds somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.Fenn treasure hunter pleads guilty for damage caused in Yellowstone Park|Jennifer Ouellette|January 12, 2021|Ars Technica
Here, amid the rich, dark earth and emerald farm fields, she is home.
Sansevieria masoniana, for example, looks like a “tie-dye tongue sticking out of a pot,” and Sansevieria cylindrica “looks like a miniature emerald city,” she says.Online plant sellers are having a moment. Here’s where to shop.|Lindsey Roberts|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
You’ll see a big rockface, and it has gone from a light covering of green moss, to this dense emerald green.The Greening of Antarctica - Issue 90: Something Green|Marissa Grunes|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
But they had not quit and here they now were as the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums came into the Garden.
The NYPD Emerald Society pipes and drums struck up a slow march and the procession began the journey to the cemetery.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In April, the 19-year-old brunette in an emerald gown was crowned Miss Honduras.
On the way down into Spain the road several times broke from tree cover in valleys that were a sea of saturated emerald.
My first week in Tel Aviv was one meeting followed by another, affording little time to enjoy this emerald by the sea of a city.
This would mean an additional two weeks to the tour, and no doubt more time could pleasantly be spent in the Emerald Isle.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
People say that the emerald means success in love, replied Mrs. Towne.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
The cropped grass shone clear as emerald, and all the garden showed clear-cut and solid and stable in its propriety and order.The Creators|May Sinclair
I looked into the sky again, and saw a second sun,—this one a beautiful emerald green.Urania|Camille Flammarion
Of a sudden they passed from the wood, and saw before them a wide prairie of emerald grass.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for emerald
- the clear green colour of an emerald
- (as adjective)an emerald carpet