Emerald engagement rings are dramatic and eye-catching. The richness of color in the stone and its deep intensity always draws the eye.
Emeralds are one of the 12 standard gemstones used as birthstones and represents the month of May. What better way to celebrate your bride-to-be than with an engagement ring that is inspired by the month she was born?
The earliest emeralds are believed to have been growing 2600 million years ago in Zimbabwe and are among the oldest gemstones in the world. Today, most of the quality emeralds on the market come from Colombia.
Legends surrounding the emerald include promises of good luck, holiness, beauty and eternal love.
Many ancient cultures also believed the emerald to have healing properties, either way this particular gemstone is a stunner!
We love all of these emerald engagement rings from Gemvara. They all have their own unique charm and show the versatility of the stone. Some are more modern, others classic and more traditional, while others are vintage inspired—it's a versatile gemstone!
Emeralds work equally well in both yellow gold and white gold settings (it can also be set in silver or platinum) with or without diamonds. Our personal preference is for the white metals... There's just something about the cool green against the crispness of platinum, silver or white gold that we can't help but admire.
Prices for the ones shown above range from a few hundred into the thousands depending on the metal you choose, accent stones (if any) and the size and cut of the emerald itself.
A perfect emerald is so rare that inclusions (blemishes) within the stone are tolerated more so than with any of the other birthstones.
|Color||Emerald Green to Dark Green|
|Hardness (Mohs Scale 1-10)||7.5 - 8|
Emerald engagement rings can sometimes be expensive because the stone itself is more costly than many of the other gemstones out there, and also because it's actually more difficult to cut than most due to the common and frequent inclusions. These blemishes pose some challenges for the gem cutter who has to work around them to produce the best final product.
Engaging Fact: A fine top quality emerald will be even more valuable than a diamond.
Gem cutters actually developed the clean-lined emerald cut as a result. It's a square or rectangular cut with beveled corners and was designed specifically to bring out the best qualities of the stone.
Emerald rings are always sophisticated and stylish and because emeralds are so coveted and costly there are many fakes out there. So if you're in the market for an emerald engagement ring, make sure that you are buying it from a reputable dealer or retailer.