Emerald is one of the world’s most sought after gemstones due to its amazing green colour. A variety of the mineral Beryl, its name is derived from the Greek word ‘smaragdos‘, meaning ‘green gem’.
Emeralds form in either pegmatite deposits or hydrothermal veins in metamorphic environments. Emerald deposits are mined all over the world, particularly in Columbia and Brazil. Fine emeralds are also mined in countries such as Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Russia.
The colour of an emerald can vary from light green to very deep green, with darker gems being the most expensive. Even subtle differences in colour make significant differences in value, and very pale emeralds are not called emeralds but ‘green Beryl’.
Generally, the larger an emerald is, the more expensive it is. However, if an emerald has a large carat weight, but is pale in colour with undesirable hues, it will be worth less than a vivid coloured emerald of the same carat weight. One of the largest emeralds ever mined is called the Bahia emerald; it was found in a Brazilian rainforest mine and contains more than 180,000 carats!
Brian Fulton Emerald Jewellery
An emerald is a symbol of rebirth, fertility, and love, and is believed to bring the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth, making emerald jewellery an excellent gift to give to a friend or loved one! The current collection has many emerald jewellery pieces to choose from, see below for our favorites!
Almost all of our designs can be customised to include gemstones and precious metals of your choice, so if you see a design which you’d like to be created with emerald gemstones, simply get in touch with us by calling: 017687 79798.
An exclusive design shown with a trillion cut green tourmaline and a single princess cut FVS 1 diamond.
Shown fitted on an 18″ yellow gold chain, engage is also available of other chain lengths on request.
Our engage pendant is a versatile design and is available in any precious metal and stone combination.
Bespoke Emerald Jewellery by Brian Fulton
For something extra special, why not take advantage of our bespoke service?
Brian Fulton offers a fully comprehensive service from initial designs to the unique finished item. Commissions are available in any combination of precious metals and finishes, 18ct gold, platinum, fine coloured gem stones and beautiful diamonds.
Each piece is individually tailored and hand crafted, our skilled designers will guide you, using your imagination and our technical skills to create within your requirements and budget.
Within four weeks you’ll have the bespoke piece which will be made completely in house, in our workshop.
Whether using your own emeralds, re-modelling a family heirloom, or an emerald that we have hand selected and sourced for you, you will be involved in the design process to create a custom made, unique piece for you to treasure.