Solid 18Kt Gold Emerald Necklace Pendant Princess Cut Gemstone
Main Stone Infomation
Metal Type: Solid 18Kt Gold-Yellow
Emerald Genuine 100% Natural
Approximate Weight: 1.51g-1.68g
Chain Length: 16 Inches With 2 Inches Extension
One of the world's largest emeralds is the so-called 'Mogul
Emerald'. It dates from 1695, weighs 217.80 carats, and is some
10cm tall. One side of it is inscribed with prayer texts, and there
are magnificent floral engravings on the other side. This legendary
emerald was auctioned by Christie's of London to an unidentified
buyer for 2.2 million dollars on September 28th, 2001.
Emeralds have been held in high esteem since ancient times. For
that reason, some of the most famous emeralds are to be seen in
museums and private collections.
The New York Museum of Natural History, for example, exhibits a cup
made of pure emerald, which belonged to the Emperor Jehangir, next
to the 'Patricia', one of the largest Colombian emerald crystals,
which weighs 632 carats.
The collection of the Bank of Bogotá includes five valuable emerald
crystals with weights of between 220 and 1796 carats.
Splendid emeralds form part of the Iranian National Jewelry
Treasury, adorning, amongst other things, the majestic diadem of
the former Empress Farah.
The Turkish sultans also loved emeralds. In Istanbul's Topkapi
Palace there are exhibits of items of jewelry, writing implements
and daggers, each lavishly adorned with emeralds and other gems.
The Viennese treasury contains a vase, 4.5 inches (12 cm) high,
with a weight of 2205 carats, which was cut from a single emerald
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has so much jewelry that she has a
special room to keep it in, said to be about the size of an ice
rink, and situated 40 feet beneath Buckingham Palace. This does not
even include the British Crown Jewels, which are kept in the Tower
of London. The Queen's personal jewelry is conservatively valued at
$57 million and most of it was received as gifts. The fabulous gems
in her collection include the "Cambridge and Delhi Dunbar Parure",
a fantastic suite of emerald jewelry which includes an emerald
Elizabeth Taylor also had a well-known jewelry collection. As an
engagement present, Richard Burton gave her an emerald and diamond
brooch, which she wore with an emerald necklace he gave her as a
wedding present. Earrings, a bracelet, and a ring followed.