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By weight, emeralds are the most valuble gems in the real world, though value can be reduced by inclusions. In Elanthia, emeralds remain high in value. Emeralds are a type of beryl that are colored green by chromium or sometimes iron. Like all beryls, they are formed within water and therefore contain water molecules.[1]

Emeralds are symbols of many Arkati. Aeia and Imaera are each symbolized by the emerald due to their attachments to nature, while followers of Luukos favors emeralds due to the association with poison and snakes. Additionally, it is said that Koar has eyes of an emerald-green hue, which is related to the existence to the Eye-of-Koar emerald.

Elementally, emeralds are attuned to earth.

List of Emeralds

Note: The rarities listed are estimates and depend on the status of the treasure system in the area hunted. Average values listed are approximations and are generally taken from the sell values of a character selling gems with no trading bonus. See the Trading article for more information on variations of sell values.
Rarity: Extremely Rare
Average value: 4500 - 6500
Location: Teras Isle

a dragonfire emerald

Description:   Large and a brilliant transparent green, a dragonfire emerald displays a crimson glow deep in its heart. Despite the center's fiery appearance, the gem emits no heat. At times the glow suddenly expands, nearly filling the emerald with its bright red coloration. Then it slowly contracts until it is just a small glowing ember once again.


Rarity: Extremely Rare
Average value: 6000
Location: Elven Nations

a dragon's-tear emerald

Description:   Tiny inclusions glitter in the deep green dragon's-tear emerald. The color of the stone is akin to forest shadows at the edges, but it brightens to a vibrant hue like sun-touched leaves in the center, where green and golden fire shine and shift constantly whenever the gem is turned. When light glances over its exterior at certain angles, it reflects back in a startling sky-blue shade rather than ordinary white.


Rarity: Unknown
Average value: Unknown
Location: Unknown

a dwarf-cut emerald

Description:   Tiny inclusions glitter in the deep green dwarf-cut emerald. The color of the stone is akin to forest shadows at the edges, but it brightens to a vibrant hue like sun-touched leaves in the center, where green and golden fire shine and shift constantly whenever the gem is turned. When light glances over its exterior at certain angles, it reflects back in a startling sky-blue shade rather than ordinary white.


Rarity: Extremely Rare
Average value: High
Location: The Rift

an eye-of-Koar emerald

Description:   The emerald is not only large, but the dramatic depths glimpsed within its facets would rival sunlight reflecting off sparkling water. The stone's color is a green so vibrant, it threatens to surpass the restrictions of sight and express its perfection in fragrance as well as beauty.
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Eye-of-Koar emeralds have a special use within the Rift. (Click on [Expand] to the right to view spoilers.)

When a character raises an Eye-of-Koar emerald anywhere within the Rift, the emerald will be consumed and the character's group will be transported to Icemule Trace.

Rarity:
Average value: 4400
Location: Hinterwilds

a gold-green auroral emerald

Description:   Impurities within the structure of the emerald have lent it a brighter hue, which manifests in greater concentrations of the intrusive mineral as bands of sunny gold. Square-cut, the emerald's brilliant facets lend it a haunting fire.


Rarity: Extremely Rare
Average value: 3500 - 5500
Location: Teras Isle

a star emerald

Description:   Deep green, a star emerald combines a magnificent external luster with a fascinating radiant internal pattern. Star-shaped thin black rays emanate from the emerald's center, as if an explosion was suddenly frozen and placed in the heart of the gem, forever locked inside the solid, transparent green sea.


Rarity: Rare
Average value: 5000
Location: Any

an uncut emerald

Description:   About the size of a thumbnail, this intense, grass green stone is an emerald in an unpolished state. The hexagonal gem has a slight bluish undertone and several tiny black inclusions.


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