By Amanda Gizzi
Emerald has been the quintessential standard for all things lush, rich and green for centuries. There are many reasons why emeralds were one of the four gemstones originally deemed “precious.”

We now know that all gemstones are precious, yet emeralds continue to be a symbol of wealth and abundance.

Those lucky enough to be born in May boast emerald as their birthstone, and the rest of us buy them anyway. Emeralds continually captivate jewelry designers, and today it feels like we have more stunning emerald jewelry than ever before. 

Here are a few Amanda’s Style File selections in every price range. 

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