And I'll be honest - I don't love it. My first reaction was "it's Kelly green. They should have just called it that". Maybe that's why it's taken until March for me to write this post...
Color Trends and Jewelry
So I thought I'd have a conversation specifically about greenery in jewelry. Because guess what? There are some 'greenery' gems that I love.
Uvarovite is actually a chromium-rich form of garnet. It only form in druse - a coating of crystals on the surface of a rock.
For anyone who knows what drusy or druzy gemstones are, that's the origin of the word! Druse can form using any number of minerals, so a drusy gemstone is not really a type of stone at all; it's a type of cut.
This really is one of my favorite gems. It's mined almost exclusively in chilly Siberia, and is always a beautiful glowing color.
Unlike most people, I really prefer chrome diopside to be cut into cabochons rather than facets, because I feel like it lets the stone's color show best.
Another of my favorite things about this gemstone is the fact that it can't be treated. So unlike most other gems, you can be sure your chrome diopside hasn't been heated, oiled, glass-filled, etc.
I guess I forgot about Moldavite when I said there was only one truly greenery gemstone. But in my defense (if you can call it that) since I'm not a fan of the color, this one slipped my mind.
Moldavite is thought to form when rock vaporizes and then condenses after a meteorite impact, which is really cool. It can range in color from greenery to an army green color.