Emerald rings have long been cherished and collected by Royals and Hollywood celebrities. Known as the gemstone of aristocracy, emerald has cast its spell on public and emerald e-rings have become one of the prominent choices for special e-rings. The glamour and charisma of emeralds have made them most sought after gemstones; and some people do not limit them only to their engagement rings, but prefer to showcase their flamboyant jewelry preference as emerald wedding rings.
A green variety of Beryl, emerald is the most popular and valuable green gemstone. Since time immemorial to us, this has been one of the four precious gemstones. Its fascinating green color combined with rarity and durability makes it one of the most expensive and most celebrated gemstones. It is interesting to know that the name emerald comes from an old French word ‘Esmeralde’ which was derived from a Greek word ‘Smaragdos’. Emeralds are notorious for having flaws and inclusions in them. A flawless, clear emerald is very rare and can exceed the price of a same sized diamond. You will be surprised to know that there are some people who find beauty in these flaws and inclusions and they take them to be nature’s imprints in the gemstone. Also, an emerald with inclusions seems more authentic to some people and they prefer it over a flawless one. Mining of emeralds is done from the host rocks, where the gemstone grows into small veins or on the walls of cavities. Approximately, more than 50% of world’s emeralds come from Columbia. This makes it an international center of emerald mining. The Mizo mine and the Chivor mine in Columbia promise successful mining results. The fine quality emeralds from Columbia are a prominent choice for emerald diamond engagement rings, as the gemstone is perfectly bedecked by diamonds. Other sources for natural emerald gemstones are Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Russia, Australia, Tanzania, Zambia, India, etc.
An ancient yet most popular legend associated with emerald says that in olden times, Greeks considered it to be the sacred gemstone of Venus- the goddess of love and beauty! They believed that wearing emerald can protect the lovers from unfaithfulness. Also, they thought that if the heart was loyal, the gemstone would glow in a gorgeous green color, but it will turn to a dull and lifeless color, if the heart went astray. Since then, the trend of wearing an emerald engagement ring in gold came into limelight. Talking about emerald’s healing powers, it is said that the gemstone can cure the ailments of the eyes by gazing into its deep green color. During the era of Hippocrates, emeralds were crushed into fine powder to make eye lotion. In olden times, emeralds were considered as an antidote in the cases of poisoning. In China, the powder of poorer quality emeralds is used in many folk medicines, even today. Popular as the gemstone of love, luck and prosperity, emerald is believed to detoxify negativity and transform it into positive emotional energy. It helps restore faith and hope.
Did you know that your favorite green gemstone ‘emerald’ can be used in various engagement ring styles? It is popularly encrusted in these ring styles:
One of the most sought after ring styles, solitaire emerald ring is the one which has a single emerald to demonstrate its radiant elegance. The gemstone can be in any shape; the only important factor remains the usage of a single emerald.
Halo is a circle of bright light on the crown of Gods and Saints. This is well used in arts like painting and it has inspired the innovative jewelry designers to use it in rings. Halo rings are the ones which have gemstone in the center, framed by a border of diamonds.
Here, three gemstones are used to furnish the dazzling looks. Most popular trend is to put a gemstone as the center stone flanked by a diamond on each side, like what our beloved celebrity Halle Berry did with her e-ring.
These rings are in form of bands, which are fully or partially encrusted with gems. You can choose them to be studded with emeralds alone or can choose to combine them with diamonds or other gems of your choice. These rings are not only used as wedding rings and engagement rings, but people also love emerald promise rings.
Vintage emerald engagement rings or any style of rings inspired from the bygone era are quite popular these days. Milgrain detailing is done on the edges of the ring to give it a perfect antique appearance.
All the above ring styles and many more are available at Angara, which will be the best selection for your dream emerald e-ring!