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Find Lasting Sparkle in Loose Emeralds

A beautiful piece of jewelry can sweep a woman off her feet and make an unforgettable statement. The classic, deep green of loose emeralds will make a lasting impression. Whatever the occasion, there are loose emeralds available on eBay to meet your preferences and tastes.

Why should you choose new loose emeralds?

Purchasing a gemstone in its loose form rather than one set in jewelry gives you the freedom to create anything you can imagine. Show thoughtfulness by creating a custom piece of jewelry for someone you love or giving them the opportunity to design something themselves with the gift of a loose gemstone. This one-of-a-kind jewelry is a lasting piece that can be passed down through generations.

Buying loose emeralds also gives you the opportunity to evaluate the stone as a whole. When a gemstone is set in jewelry, imperfections are often hidden. With a loose stone, you be sure of the quality of the entire emerald.

Emeralds are the birthstone for May making them a good choice to gift someone born in May. Additionally, emeralds are considered to be a symbol or rebirth. Loose emeralds would be a symbolic gift for someone beginning a new season in life or embarking on a new adventure.

Cut versus uncut loose emeralds

Affordable emerald stones on eBay are sold either cut or uncut. Uncut stones mean they are still in their natural form. These are also called rough or raw emeralds. Rough emeralds can be nice to incorporate in decor. Natural emeralds can also be used to have a jeweler cut the stone in a specific or custom design.

Cut stones are available in a variety of styles. For shiny loose emeralds, the most common cut is a square or rectangle cut called the emerald cut. This is the most iconic because it preserves the natural cut of the stone. But an emerald can also be princess cut, triangle cut, pear cut, and more. Some sets of loose emeralds may include a variety of cuts.

Understanding features of loose emeralds

The carat describes the weight of the gemstone. These are often listed as carats or as points. One carat is equal to 100 points. Different stones weigh different amounts, so a one carat diamond may not be the same size as a one carat emerald. In general, loose emeralds weigh less than diamonds and rubies but more than onyx or opal.

The clarity of an emerald describes the smoothness or number of flaws in the stone. These flaws are called inclusions. The fewer inclusions, the higher the clarity and value.

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