“For a great many people, a single gemstone alone is enough to provide the highest and most perfect aesthetic experience of the wonders of nature,” wrote the ancient scholar Pliny the Elder in Naturalis Historia.

Coveted throughout history, the admiration and awe that colored gems have inspired can be as fascinating as the stones themselves. As well as their beauty, they are sought after for metaphysical properties, employed as instruments of seduction or power.

Perfect timing! Known as the gem of springtime, the emerald evokes rebirth and renewal.