From Ancient Egypt to Hollywood: A History of Our Love Affair With Emeralds

I’ve had a fondness for emeralds ever since I was the Cowardly Lion in a middle school production of The Wizard of Oz.

So I was pleased that the Emerald City from the movie was featured in this Christie’s infographic on why emeralds rock.

I also appreciated all the nerdy history stuff about the highly desired colored stone—e.g., it was sold in Babylonian markets in 4,000 B.C.!

What’s your favorite emerald moment of the last few millennia?

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