#jewelleryfacts365 98/365 Emerald fact

Sunday, May 8, 2016

In the Peruvian city of Manta, about the time of the Spanish Conquest, an emerald the size of an ostrich egg was worshipped and adored as a goddess, bearing the name of Umina. The emerald was only brought out and worshipped on high feast days and, according to her priests, the best way to honor the ‘mother emerald’ was to bring smaller emeralds, or ‘daughters’, to her.(source)

A fine emerald in matrix from Chivor, Colombia


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