Verdant green like the spring, Emeralds, the birthstone of May, are a symbol of rebirth, believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald is derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek.
Graded like all colored gemstones on the four Cs, color, cut, clarity and carat weight, color and transparency are the keys to judging an Emeralds value. A mineral beryl, its green color comes from trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. Not a particularly tough stone, as most Emeralds are highly included, they rate 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Emeralds were mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today, most of the world’s Emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia.
When the color and clarity align, an Emerald is one of the most beautiful gemstones around and we have some beautiful pieces to choose from! Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers carries a range of Emerald jewelry both online and in our store. From stunning rings and pendants to sparkling earrings, we have something for everyone in a price range for every budget. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Philippa Roberts Jewelry's signature look is simple, organic shapes combined with beautifully cut gemstones. Her love of the ocean plays a large role in the selection of clean, blue and green stones in many of her pieces. Philippa’s creativity stems from the nature around her, yet she also incorporates a feeling of the urban, with lines and patterns that imitate architecture and design seen around the city. Philippa creates all the original pieces by carving in wax or fabricating in metal. Her selection of new stones for each season defines how her collections will come to life.
From the opening of our family store in 1896, four generations of fathers and sons have built our family business and proudly helped generations of families and loyal customers find the perfect gift to mark life's special occasions. Now, all of that knowledge, commitment and stunning selection is available right here.
John Weeks, is the fourth generation owner of Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers and is a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society. The AGS is one of the jewelry industry’s most prestigious organizations. John also has his Diamond Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. In addition, Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.