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It's Time For an Emerald Party and Everyone's Invited! 

Emerald has the privilege of being one of those gemstones everyone knows about, even if they know nothing about gemstones and jewelry. 
For starters, everyone knows it’s green—the precious gem is practically synonymous with the word. You have the Emerald City of Oz, a luminous green scene depicted in the Wizard of Oz. The Emerald Isle is an island of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (notably, a very green country). And there’s the song Emerald Eyes from the 1973 album Mystery to Me by Fleetwood Mac, and if you don’t know the song, well, you at least know the color of the person’s eyes they’re referring to.

Because emerald, though it varies in shades, is reliably vivid green. If you’re looking for an emerald pendant, you know you’re in the market for one that’s green gemstone (unlike other gemstones, which may come in all colors of the rainbow or at least a few other hues).

Emerald jewelry has a history as rich as the jewelry its featured in, and just as compelling, too. You could spend days or longer reading up on all of the stories—fact and folklore—surrounding emerald jewelry. 

Cleopatra was famously fanatical for emerald jewelry, the Egyptian ruler laying claim to one of the earliest locations for emerald mining (and also one for peridot, which is quite possibly why much of her emerald collection was later found to be peridot). 

Elizabeth Taylor, who famously played Cleopatra on the big screen in 1963, had a love for emeralds all her own, and hers were just as—if not more—infamous. Her famous Bulgari suite—an emerald brooch), emerald earrings, emerald ring, an emerald necklace, emerald pendant (which could also be worn as a brooch, or worn dangling from the aforementioned emerald necklace), an emerald bracelet, and an emerald ring—was gifted to her by lover and often even husband Richard Burton, and much of it purchased back by Bulgari for its permanent Heritage collection in 2011, when the emerald and diamond jewelry, among other fine jewelry pieces, was sold at auction by Christie’s New York. 

Emerald has made voyeurs green with envy in recent years, too—Angelina Jolie’s Lorraine Schwartz emerald earrings from the 2009 Oscars are particularly memorable, as is the Cartier emerald and diamond suite worn by Amy Adams at the 2011 Academy Awards, featuring a whopper of an emerald necklace, and emerald bracelet that concealed a timepiece. As recently as the 2020 Oscars, actress Zazie Beetz wore a pair of emerald stud earrings, a pair of necklaces (one featuring an emerald), and complementing rings, all designed by Bulgari. Director Greta Gerwig also stunned in Bulgari, with a necklace comprising more then 96 carats of emeralds and diamonds.

If you’re looking for a pair of emerald stud earrings or an emerald pendant to ring in that May birthday, we have a number of supremely fine jewelry choices (you can also score an emerald bracelet, dangling hoop or emerald huggie earrings, and more). We are specialized in rose cut emerald gemstone jewelry. Rose cut gemstone allows the gemstone to have more depth and sometimes those natural inclusions are what made them unique. 

Emerald stud earrings for your loved one on Mother’s Day? A perfect gift for wedded bliss. A self gift of emerald beads to wrap around your neck or wrist? Just the pick-me-up that was needed.

So, what will it be? Beautiful Emerald earrings, emerald ring, emerald necklace? What sort of emerald gift would you most like to be treated to? 
Read more about May's Birthstone
Nina Nguyen

Meet Nina Nguyen (Wynn)

Nina Nguyen (Wynn), a local Colorado designer, grew up in Central Vietnam surrounded by a family of jewelers and goldsmiths. Her mother’s trading post was where locals came to sell their gold, panned from the Buon Ma Thuot River, which was then refined and used to create gorgeous pieces by Nina’s uncle.

In the late 1980s, her family’s jewelry business was confiscated, and her father was arrested and vanished for several years. With the help of family, Nina’s single mother took her and her five siblings on a journey to migrate to America seeking a better life. After a one year stay as a refugee in the Philippines, Nina’s family was eventually relocated to the Tampa Bay area where she started her life in the US. At the age of 12 she learned very quickly to adapt.

Years later, while on break from her finance career, Nina backpacked through India for ten weeks. She was mesmerized by the raw gemstones she came across - they were vibrant, colorful, and expertly faceted to catch light from every angle. Upon returning from her trip, Nina felt inspired to return to her roots and try her hand at designing and creating her own jewelry. She began creating intricate handwoven and crocheted necklaces out of gold and silver wire, allowing her creativity to soar while incorporating the skills she had learned from her uncle. She decided to forgo a promising career in finance and pursue her dream of designing her own jewelry.

“The road has been one of pure entrepreneurship; hardship, sacrifice, long hours, risk & reward. All of these I have endured, and I have absorbed everything the journey has taught me.”

With her showroom now located in Denver, Colorado, Nina is centrally located, and closer for her frequent trips to her design studio in Vietnam - not to mention the inspiration of the Rocky Mountains.

Angel Wings 15mm Turquoise Gold 18k Earring Charms

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Turquoise
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The perfect everyday style, the Angel Wings 15mm Gold Charms feature milky turquoise drops dangling from a diamond-studded bale.

Hoops and charms are sold separately. PICK YOUR HOOPS HERE.

Nina Nguyen Design's patent-pending earrings have an element on the back of the stud or charm to allow these pieces to transformed into multi-use, stackable and convertible styling. It can be turned into a pendant and worn on a necklace, or used as a charm on our wrap gemstone bracelets.

Details
Metal: 18K Yellow Gold
Stone carat: 6
Diamond carat: 0.06
Size: N/A
Stone size: 15x7mm
Release Date: Dec, 2020
About the stones:

Genuine Turquoise: Turquoise is an opaque blue-to-green mineral, technically a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum. It is available in numerous shades of blue and green colors, depending on its origin. The rarest and most beautiful is the robin’s egg blue variety from the now-defunct Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona. Turquoise is a staple of Native American jewelry and some of it is highly collectible and rare. Some varieties of turquoise, like Kingman Turquoise, display black spiderweb veins (referred to as matrix).

Metaphysical Properties: Turquoise can balance the mood and be thought of as an oasis of calm. It is a highly sacred stone for the Native American community; the Navajo revere it as a stone of good luck and protection that also represents power, status, and luxury. More generally, the stone is life-giving, restorative, and a powerful tool for recharging your physical and spiritual energy.

Origin: Iran, the United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada), China, Afghanistan, Australia, India, Chile

The Maker:

Our jewelry is designed in Denver, CO and ethically made by our skilled jewelers in our studio in Vietnam.

Emerald Jewelry

It's Time For an Emerald Party and Everyone's Invited! 

Emerald has the privilege of being one of those gemstones everyone knows about, even if they know nothing about gemstones and jewelry. 
For starters, everyone knows it’s green—the precious gem is practically synonymous with the word. You have the Emerald City of Oz, a luminous green scene depicted in the Wizard of Oz. The Emerald Isle is an island of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (notably, a very green country). And there’s the song Emerald Eyes from the 1973 album Mystery to Me by Fleetwood Mac, and if you don’t know the song, well, you at least know the color of the person’s eyes they’re referring to.

Because emerald, though it varies in shades, is reliably vivid green. If you’re looking for an emerald pendant, you know you’re in the market for one that’s green gemstone (unlike other gemstones, which may come in all colors of the rainbow or at least a few other hues).

Emerald jewelry has a history as rich as the jewelry its featured in, and just as compelling, too. You could spend days or longer reading up on all of the stories—fact and folklore—surrounding emerald jewelry. 

Cleopatra was famously fanatical for emerald jewelry, the Egyptian ruler laying claim to one of the earliest locations for emerald mining (and also one for peridot, which is quite possibly why much of her emerald collection was later found to be peridot). 

Elizabeth Taylor, who famously played Cleopatra on the big screen in 1963, had a love for emeralds all her own, and hers were just as—if not more—infamous. Her famous Bulgari suite—an emerald brooch), emerald earrings, emerald ring, an emerald necklace, emerald pendant (which could also be worn as a brooch, or worn dangling from the aforementioned emerald necklace), an emerald bracelet, and an emerald ring—was gifted to her by lover and often even husband Richard Burton, and much of it purchased back by Bulgari for its permanent Heritage collection in 2011, when the emerald and diamond jewelry, among other fine jewelry pieces, was sold at auction by Christie’s New York. 

Emerald has made voyeurs green with envy in recent years, too—Angelina Jolie’s Lorraine Schwartz emerald earrings from the 2009 Oscars are particularly memorable, as is the Cartier emerald and diamond suite worn by Amy Adams at the 2011 Academy Awards, featuring a whopper of an emerald necklace, and emerald bracelet that concealed a timepiece. As recently as the 2020 Oscars, actress Zazie Beetz wore a pair of emerald stud earrings, a pair of necklaces (one featuring an emerald), and complementing rings, all designed by Bulgari. Director Greta Gerwig also stunned in Bulgari, with a necklace comprising more then 96 carats of emeralds and diamonds.

If you’re looking for a pair of emerald stud earrings or an emerald pendant to ring in that May birthday, we have a number of supremely fine jewelry choices (you can also score an emerald bracelet, dangling hoop or emerald huggie earrings, and more). We are specialized in rose cut emerald gemstone jewelry. Rose cut gemstone allows the gemstone to have more depth and sometimes those natural inclusions are what made them unique. 

Emerald stud earrings for your loved one on Mother’s Day? A perfect gift for wedded bliss. A self gift of emerald beads to wrap around your neck or wrist? Just the pick-me-up that was needed.

So, what will it be? Beautiful Emerald earrings, emerald ring, emerald necklace? What sort of emerald gift would you most like to be treated to?