Emerald green is a dark green with a tinge of blue that corresponds to the color of high grade emerald gemstones. Emeralds have been prized as a gemstone since around 1500 BC and emerald has been used as an English color name since 1598. Emerald green is surrounded in much history and folklore. For example, the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz features a city called Emerald City where everything is colored emerald green including the food. It is revealed in the story that the city is not actually green but everyone is wearing emerald colored glasses. The film is known for its early use of Technicolor that produced a highly saturated and brilliant color. The following are common variants of emerald green.
NotesParis green is a highly toxic powder that is used as an insecticide. It was historically marketed as a green pigment under the name Emerald Green. Paris green is still used for its color. For example, Paris green is used as a colorant for fireworks.
A dark green with a tinge of blue that corresponds to the color of high grade emerald gemstones.
Emerald city at the end of the yellow brick road in the 1900 book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum. Everything in Emerald City is colored green. This is considered an allegory for paper money. In the book, it is discovered that everyone is wearing emerald colored glasses and that the entire city is a fraud. The yellow brick road represents the gold standard that leads to the mostly imaginary world of emerald city that represents fiat money.Emerald green is often used to describe lush greenery. For example, Ireland is sometimes known as the Emerald Isle and Seattle as the Emerald City.Emerald is the birthstone for May.
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