Emeralds are tipped to be the gemstone of 2022.

Here’s 5 emerald facts:

1.  Emerald is the bluish green to green variety of beryl, a mineral species that includes aquamarine.

2.  Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May.

3.  The world’s oldest emeralds come from South Africa and are 2.97 billion years old.

4.  Elizabeth Taylor’s emerald pendant sold in 2011 for $280,000.

5.  Emerald comes in at 7.5-8 on the Mohs hardness scale.

The emeralds used in my Lichen pendant and ring come from the Gravelotte Mine in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.  They are fair trade level 1 and absolutely the perfect stone for these pieces.