Friday May 12, 2023

What Should You Look For in an Emerald and What is the Best Way to Wear Them? Part 2 With Adrianne Sanogo GIA GG

No other gemstone with the same rich, pure green as emerald, like the fine gem quality emeralds from sources like Columbia mines, and other location sources.

Fine quality emerald gems almost glow from within, and it’s no surprise that the verdant gem has enticed and captivated emperors, sovereigns, wealthy celebrities, and gem collectors from the beginning of recorded time. 

Today’s podcast continues my visit with Adrianne Sanogo, GIA Graduate Gemologist.

In this second part, we share details about emeralds and the best way to wear and enjoy them, what care and wear considerations to keep in mind, where they are mined, and even some of their interesting internal characteristics that are specific to certain mined locations.

Listening to this episode of Jewelry Navigator Podcast will give you a better understanding of emeralds and prepare you for shopping and caring for them in jewelry.

Here are a few tips we discuss for deeper insights into emeralds and how to best care for this beautiful gemstone:

- The possible treatments and limitations to setting and wearing them in jewelry, especially rings, and bracelets.

-  While treatments are widely accepted, some gems like emeralds carry special considerations to protect the integrity of the stone and may need extra care.

- Common and accepted treatments of emeralds include surface fillers and oils for color stability 

- Due to their inherent inclusions and sensitive treatments, emeralds may need to be removed from settings during jewelry repairs to avoid possible damage from heating.

Catch up on the first part with Adrianne Sanogo where she shared what inspired her to become a gemologist, and how current issues affect choices for consumers on both sides of the jewelry sales counter.

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