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Famous emeralds

If you have a emerald claddagh ring then maybe it is a family heirloom or you are hoping that it may one day become a family heirloom. 

Here is a brief but interesting post about a handful of the worlds most famous emeralds. 

Emeralds are one of the most highly prized gemstones in the world, and throughout history, they have been prized for their vibrant green color and mesmerizing beauty. There have been many famous emeralds that have made their mark on history, and in this chapter, we will explore some of the most notable examples.

One of the most famous emeralds is the Chalk Emerald, which is believed to have originated in Colombia. This massive emerald weighs in at over 180 carats, and it is notable for its exceptional clarity and deep green color. The Chalk Emerald was once owned by King Ferdinand of Spain, and it is now on display in the Royal Collection of the British Museum.

Another famous emerald is the Mogul Emerald, which was once owned by the Mughal Emperors of India. This incredible gemstone weighs in at over 217 carats, and it is notable for its intricate carving and beautiful green color. The Mogul Emerald is now on display in the Royal Collection of the British Museum.

Other famous emeralds include the Duke of Devonshire Emerald, which is a massive 446-carat emerald that was once owned by the Duke of Devonshire, and the Countess of Dundonald Emerald, which is a stunning 483-carat emerald that was once owned by the Countess of Dundonald. Both of these emeralds are now on display in museums and are considered some of the most valuable emeralds in the world.

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