The prized jewel of Cleopatra
As the gem of spring, the Emerald stuns in a gorgeous deep green. The first Emerald mines were found in Egypt around 330 BC and were often known as the mines of Cleopatra, the princess of Egypt. Cleopatra was known for her love of Emeralds. The most current Emerald mines are now located in Columbia, Brazil and Zambia. Emeralds are known to be very rare, often being more limited than diamonds. Like most gems, the deeper the color, the more valuable to stone is.