Shamrock charm three green gemstones, The charm features three green gemstones: one raw emerald, and two raw tsavorites. A tiny necklace 10×10 mm set in sterling silver, on a sterling silver plate cut in a leaf shape.
The stones are about 3 mm each. I have cut and polished them in a leaf shape. They all originate from Russia.
A chain is not included.
A shamrock is a young sprig, used as a symbol of Ireland. Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, is said to have used it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity. The name shamrock comes from Irish seamróg [ˈʃamˠɾˠoːɡ], which is the diminutive of the Irish word seamair óg and simply means “young clover”.
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About the stones
It is a misconception that all emeralds and garnets are expensive.
What I offer are 100% genuine gemstones at an affordable price
Garnets come in many varieties and colors. The first discovered garnets were red: almandine, pyrope.
Later, green garnet varieties like demantoid, grossular and uvarovite were found in Russia.
The grossular has been first found in 1790 in Siberia, in the same region, where this stone comes from, in the basin of the river Vilui. The founder wanted to give the mineral the name of “Viluite”, but 20 years later a better name was given. “Grossular”, derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, grossularia.
200 years later, in the 1960s in the Tsavo area of Kenya a new gem was discovered, a bright green variety of grossular. The people who discovered it suggested a new name “tsavorite”.
There is also a mint-green variety of grossular named “merelani garnet”, quite rare and expensive.
Technically the difference between tsavorite and grossular is that tsavorite is a member of the grossular family, bright green in color. High-quality grossular/tsavorite can get very expensive.
Emeralds are fascinating gemstones. The name emerald comes from the Greek ‘smaragdos’ via the Old French ‘esmeralde’, and really just means ‘green gemstone’. In top quality, fine emeralds are even more valuable than diamonds. However is is a misconception that all emeralds are expensive. Lower quality emeralds are quite affordable, so June people can always receive an affordable gemstone as a gift. The best emeralds come from Colombia. Fine emeralds are also found in other countries, such as Zambia, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Russia.
The green of the emerald is the colour of life, beauty and of constant love.
Emerald is so beneficial that naming its positive qualities would take many pages.However one quality deserves a special mention: the stone is healing for the eyes and can improve eyesight.