Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl, colored green by trace amounts of chromium and vanadium. Emeralds are typically found in Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, and Pakistan.
Emeralds have been used as gemstones for over 4,000 years, and their value has fluctuated greatly over that time. Emeralds were once considered more valuable than diamonds, but their value decreased in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, emeralds are once again among the most valuable gemstones.
Emeralds are said to promote prosperity, success, and love, making them a popular gift for special occasions. Emeralds are also believed to have healing properties, and they are often used in crystal therapy.