THE MAGICAL WORLD OF GREEN
Featuring Swarovski Gemstones and Swarovski Zirconia in Jungle Inspired Cuts and Colors
Spanning a rich color spectrum that includes luscious emerald green, the most delicate mint, and Greenery, the highly sophisticated Pantone Color of the Year, the green palette that is so intimately linked with nature remains firmly associated with wellbeing, harmony, and balance. In recent years, green, as an avatar for the environment, has come to stand for all that is sustainable and ethical. Green gemstones are cherished around the globe as symbols of growth, healing and life’s new beginnings. Chief amongst them is the regal emerald, the traditional birthstone for May. So much is the concept of birthstones part of our cultural heritage that it is interesting to learn that the American National Association of Jewelers only adopted the current list in 1912. Emeralds are both rare and valuable gemstones highly coveted for their vivid, well-saturated shades of green, and a high degree of transparency A variety of the mineral beryl, emerald comes in at a hard 7.5 - 8 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which makes it difficult to cut. Usually seen in its signature Emerald cut, the world's primary rough deposits are found in Colombia, Brazil, and Zambia.
As the brittleness of emeralds renders them relatively unsuitable for high-volume production, Swarovski does not cut emeralds but does offer a variety of high-quality stones in the same color range. These include Topaz in Rainforest Green, offered in twelve cuts including the especially emerald-like Oval, Cushion, and Octagon cuts; and Zirconia in the intense TCF™ colors of Fancy Light Green, Fancy Green and Green. These are available in the Round Pure Brilliance and other Fancy Diamond cuts such as the Bloom and Leaf cuts, which are spectacularly suited to green tones. For unique individual creations, Zirconia can even be provided in cuts beyond the standard portfolio. The Nano Round Pure Brilliance Cut in Emerald Green is also available as an affordable alternative to real emeralds for bridge jewelry. Recent collections embracing the magic of green are exemplified by the sinuous earrings by Storel made with Swarovski Zirconia Green, the stunning spiral pendant by Hong Kong Gala made with Swarovski Zirconia Green, and the asymmetrically set ring by Delfina Delettrez made with Swarovski Genuine Topaz Rainforest.
No discussion of the world of green jewelry would be complete without a mention of the elusive and subtle sheen of green gold. Much appreciated by connoisseurs, the slightly greenish tint, achieved by creating an alloy of pure yellow gold and pure silver, is emphasized when juxtaposed with yellow, white or pink gold. A truly sophisticated frame when matched with the most powerful green stones offered by Swarovski Gems.