What You Need to Know Before Buying an Emerald Engagement Ring

Some modern women want anything but traditional when it comes to their wedding, including their engagement ring. Over the years, customers and jewelers have experimented with different gemstones as engagement ring alternatives. Engagement rings with emerald gemstones is one variation that rose quickly to trending status within the last couple of years. With an emerald, both custom, unique engagement rings and vintage, simple emerald engagement rings make big impressions.

Origin of emerald engagement rings

Some of the earliest records of people wearing emerald rings on their left ring fingers involve the Sumerians. They believed that emeralds had an anti-inflammatory effect, especially on the eyes. Therefore, it was common to wear emeralds on the left side, and to give emerald rings to loved ones fitted for the fingers on the left hand to loved ones who had any swelling related issues in or around the eyes. Over time and around the world, emerald engagement rings have been popular. Victorian style emerald rings and vintage inspired designs have gained prominence and popularity over time.

Emerald engagement ring meaning

An emerald engagement ring has special meaning. The emerald gemstone once represented gods and goddesses in older cultures, and carried sacred religious significance. Various cultures have placed spiritual and cultural significance for various cultures.

Today, emeralds mean successful love, given to one’s beloved in the hopes of supporting a strong, unwavering love and commitment for the rest of their lives together. Giving women engagements with emeralds is like wishing for luck, peace, and longevity in your soon-to-be marriage.

Metals that go well with this gemstone

As with any other ring, jewelers can make emerald engagement rings with any metal available. However, because of the emerald’s clarity, inclusion, and delicate condition, many jewelry professionals believe that certain metals better suit the gemstone. Silver, for example, makes a weaker substitute for other metals. Although it is a less expensive alternative to common white metals, it is prone to blemishes, and daintier silver bands break easily.

Ring aficionados encourage those considering emerald engagement rings to opt for rose gold, yellow gold, or platinum. Yellow and rose gold metals are strong and withstand a great deal of use, and complement the emerald’s hue and brilliance elegantly. Platinum is another great white metal, and it goes well with either emeralds alone or diamond and emerald engagement rings.

18 karat metals are a nice median for your engagement ring, no matter which metal you choose. It gives the emerald adequate support with just the right amount of delicacy, without overwhelming or compromising the stone’s strength or appearance.

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