Emeralds

Through time, the emerald has been known as a symbol of truth and love. In ancient Greece and Rome, emerald was said to be the gemstone of the goddess Venus, purveyor of love and hope. On the other side of the world, emeralds were revered by the Incas and believed by the Egyptians to be a source of eternal life. While the ruby is known as the primary color of love and passion because of its red hue, in ancient times the emerald was also considered to be a stone of love, its green color representing vitality, new beginnings and the spring season.