[Video] Garden of Emeralds

Emerald, the most precious of beryls, is undoubtedly an object of extraordinary admiration.  An exceptional stone present across the world, its origins fascinate, its properties and its surprising inclusions, also called “jardins” (gardens). In the East as in the West, lapidaries and jewelers honor this gem thanks to well-adapted know-how and constant innovation.

With Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton, Gemologist, Art Historian and Teacher-Researcher at L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts & Lætitia Gilles-Guéry, Gemologist and Professor at L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.

Photo: Collaret, 1929, Platinum, emeralds, diamonds, Formerly in the collection of Princess Faiza of Egypt.
© Van Cleef & Arpels Collection - P Griès

Garden of Emeralds