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Emerald Buying Guide

We believe that the emerald you buy should resemble your personality and resonate with you internally.

We request you to consider 5C’s Colour, Cut, Clarity, Carat weight and Certification.


Emerald value depends on colour - determined by hue, tone, and saturation. Ideal emeralds are bluish green to pure green with vivid saturation and moderate tone.


Opt for an emerald cut to retain its natural shape and enhance brilliance.














Inclusions are natural and unique, affecting value. Preferred emeralds have fewer inclusions; treatments are accepted if disclosed.

Carat Weight

Emeralds are sold by weight (carats), appearing larger than diamonds due to lower density.

Gem of Heart-Centered Healing

An emerald nourishes the heart chakra and is referred to as a gemstone of successful love. Its soothing green colour provides healing energy and calms tired eyes. Emerald is believed to be the growth crystal and is symbolic of birth, development and creation. When you work with emeralds most of the process is done by hand, right from the way it’s mined, while being cut and polished and set into a timeless piece of jewellery.

Like our individual stories every emerald has a story to tell, their unique character comes from the presence of inclusions also called ‘jardins’ which helps trace an emerald’s origin and journey.

Why Emerald

Emeralds hold spiritual significance and ancient history, cherished by various cultures. Emerald symbolism encompasses not only royalty but also wit, eloquence and foresight, the gem has long been regarded as a superior jewel.

Emeralds nourish the heart chakra, calms the emotions , provides inspiration, balance, wisdom, and patience, symbolize love, and offer healing with their green hue.

Why House of Meraki

House of Meraki Emeralds are responsibly sourced from Zambia and Colombia and cut and polished at our lapidary in Jaipur. Emerald cutting is an intricate process and is a valued skill passed on from one generation to the next. Our skilled artisans carry on ancestral traditions, with extensive expertise in revealing an emerald's genuine brilliance. We aim to pioneer fully traceable emeralds, sourcing directly from mines to market. Collaborating with mining companies and esteemed gem dealers, we ensure our emeralds undertake a sustainable path.

House of Meraki responsibly sources, cuts, and polishes emeralds, aiming for traceability and quality. Rigorous checks ensure the finest emeralds for high jewelry, we meticulously select emeralds for our exquisite high and fine jewellery.

Emeralds from House of Meraki are Certified by reputable labs, Meraki aims to enhance our emerald trade transparency and trust. Handcrafted from mining to fine jewellery in precision, each emerald tells a story through inclusions resulting in a timeless piece.

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Internationally reputed gem labs authenticate gemstone purchases, boosting investment credibility. House of Meraki partners with Gübelin, SSEF, and GIA for emerald certification. Certificates confirm natural vs. synthetic origin – crucial information. Meraki exclusively offers natural emeralds, ensuring confidence in our sales. Certificates detail weight, dimensions, and can include origin and treatment info. Common treatments like baby oil are reversible and acceptable. Resin and polymer treatments must be disclosed. Untreated gems are rare and pricier. Meraki mainly uses baby oil treatment, with a few untreated pieces

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