close-up shot of smooth emerald briolettes emerald and diamond bead necklace on display showing diamond charm at the end of the adjustment chain smooth emerald briolettes showing nice clarity and beautiful jardinère (whispy inclusions typical of emeralds) Bento kitty, the orange tiger namesake of bento fine jewels, tries on an emerald and diamond bead necklace. The green looks great against his orange stripes.

Emerald City


Emerald Briolette Necklace with 18K White Gold Diamond Charms & Beads


Skip the Yellow Brick Road all together and realize that there's no place like home, especially when you already have these stunning emerald briolettes in your jewellery box. Despite its high jewellery ingredients, these smooth emerald drops are bit more casual so you won't hesitate to wear them. There are 34 carats of emeralds in this necklace, possessing a beautiful jardinère (those mysterious whispy elements inside the stone) that highlights their natural personality. Offset with 18K white gold beads that are pavéd with diamonds, the emeralds are allowed to shine. Unlike the Emerald City of Oz, there will be no disappointment here!


designer: atelier bento



  • necklace length:  17 inches
  • emeralds: 12mm-9mm graduated drops
  • emerald carat weight: 34 carats
  • enhancements: assumed clarity enhanced
  • gold content: 18K white gold
  • gold/diamond bead source: India


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about emeralds:


With their regal green color, emeralds rightly belong with the big three colored gems: Sapphire, Emerald and Ruby. Emerald is the green form of the mineral species beryl. Other well known varieties of beryl include morganite (the peachy beryl discovered in Madagascar in 1910 and named in honor of J.P. Morgan), green beryl (a green too light to be represented as emerald- but lovely!), heliodor (a yellow to orange beryl), and the super rare red beryl - bixbite - found to date only in the Wah Wah mountains of Utah. All the members of the beryl family are beryllium aluminum silicates by chemical composition with a Mohs Hardness of 7.5-8. Chemically pure beryl is colorless, but trace elements give rise to green, blue and pink/red colors. The most important variety is green emerald (colored by chromium or vanadium).


Emeralds typically contain inclusions often described as looking mossy or garden-like that are visible to the unaided eye. In emeralds, this is called jardinère from the French for garden. The presence of jardinère inclusions in emeralds is expected and contributes to the mystery of these gems. Of course, this affects clarity characteristics and is therefore a balance as far as stone valuation goes. Eye-clean emeralds are especially valuable because they’re so rare, but to my mind are not nearly as interesting as the stories created by their whispy friends.


The first known emerald mines were in Egypt, dating from at least 330 BC into the 1700s. Cleopatra was known to have a passion for emerald, and used it in her royal adornments. Currently, emeralds are primarily mined in Columbia, Brazil and Zambia. Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May, representing the lush green of spring.


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