Emerald Wedding Rings
Emeralds are gorgeous stones renowned for their intense colour and clarity. The wedding rings we create from them benefit from their radiant hue, and add a magnificent layer of beauty.
The emerald wedding rings we create are:
- Carefully handcrafted by a team of locally sourced artisans
- Made from ethically sourced emeralds and metals
- Accompanied by an independent third party appraisal
Emeralds are, most of all, about colour. They’ve been the gold standard for green among coloured stones for thousands of years. The beautiful rings we create take their radiant hue and enhance it to create something even more gorgeous.
The 4Cs of Emeralds
As with other stones, getting an understanding of what makes each individual emerald valuable is an important step toward understanding its value and picking the perfect emerald wedding ring. While it can require a well trained eye to recognize the subtle differences between emeralds, by having an understanding of what they are, you can better decide what areas you’re willing to sacrifice in order to get the perfect ring.
Among the spectrum of emeralds, the most valuable colours are bluish green to pure green, with vivid saturation and a lighter tone. The most sought after emeralds are highly transparent with an evenly distributed colour. If the emerald’s hue is too yellow or too blue, the stone is not an emerald, but a different variety of beryl, and its value drops accordingly.
Emerald appearance is sometimes associated with its mine location. Colombian emeralds are said to have a warmer and more intense pure green colour. Zambian emeralds are said to have a cooler, more blue-green colour. In spite of these theories, the truth is that emerald appearance overlaps between sources.
Most emeralds have inclusions that are visible to the unaided eye. As a result, purchasers and some consumers accept the presence of inclusions in emeralds. Because most emeralds contain these inclusions, eye-clean emeralds are especially valuable. Emerald inclusions are often described as looking mossy or garden-like.
For emeralds, transparency and clarity are closely linked. The trade generally accepts unaided eye-visible inclusions in high-quality emeralds. However, when inclusions create a negative effect on transparency and clarity, the value of the emerald falls dramatically..
Cutting emeralds is particularly difficult due to four specific characteristics. First, because nearly all emeralds have fissures, the cutter must design the cut to minimize the negative impact of those fractures on the finished emerald.
Emeralds are a brittle gem. As a result, they are vulnerable to damage during cutting, polishing, and setting, or even during daily use. Properly cutting an emerald can protect against damage because the vulnerable corners are faceted and are a relatively safe place for prongs.
Because colour is so critical to the overall value of an emerald, the way the emerald is cut must maximize the effect of hue, tone, and saturation. The colour of the emerald can be impacted by adjusting the proportions of the gem, the number of facets, the depth of the cut, and the size of the table.
Fourth, the yellow-green to blue-green dichroism of many emeralds encourages the cutter to face the table in such a way that it’s perpendicular to the emerald’s length. As a result, the blue-green that emerald lovers seek is brought to the fore.
Emeralds come in a wide range of sizes. The smallest emeralds range from 1 mm to 5 mm, with weights ranging from 0.02 to 0.50 carats, while 1 to 5 carat emeralds are popular as centre stones. More famous pieces of jewellery can include emeralds that weigh over 20 carats.
With all else being equal, the price of an emerald can rise dramatically as the size increases.
Our Emerald Wedding Ring Sets
We combine our gorgeous, locally cut emeralds with our custom wedding rings to create true works of art. Whether in solitaire or another configuration, you can rest assured that all of our rings are created using only ethically sourced materials. You can be confident in the emerald wedding ring you choose.
Our knowledgeable staff are here to help you. With them at your side, you can’t go wrong. Each one of our rings is created with the utmost of care and precision. Contact us today to see our collection of emerald wedding rings.