Engagement rings with emerald - a gemstone of haunting symbolism
Nothing is more beautiful than accompanying the question of all questions with a beautiful ring and sealing the marriage proposal with a highlight. As an alternative to the classic diamond ring, an engagement ring with emerald is becoming increasingly popular.
A gemstone with cultural significance
The green color of the emerald gives rise to many comparisons and stories. Thus, the gemstone is called "Emerald" in English and this word in turn can be found in various descriptions for places or properties. Ireland is not called the "Emerald Isle" for nothing. The green expanses are reminiscent of the deep green of emerald. Not infrequently, a green eye color is also described in literature as "emerald green". Already in ancient Egypt people recognized the value and beauty of the stone and gave it to the pharaohs as a burial gift on their last journey.
Emeralds symbolize power, immortality and eternal youth. Traditionally, people also give an emerald ring as a gift on their 36th wedding anniversary, the emerald wedding. In terms of engagement rings or wedding bands, the symbolism of the immortality of love also fits.
What makes an emerald so special
In terms of hardness, the emerald takes one of the top spots with a value of 8 on the Mohs scale. The sparkling green gemstone is formed under high pressure in mineral volcanic rock and is now found particularly frequently in South America, Africa and Asia. Naturally, it has inclusions of other minerals that can be corrected by competent fine work. Completely eye-clean stones are rare and extremely valuable. The brighter and more translucent the stone, the more valuable it is. Overall, emeralds are rarer than diamonds, so they often have an even higher value.
To make the green hue stand out, the "emerald cut" is often used. This allows the stone on the emerald ring to shine in all facets. But the green gemstone also cuts a good figure in a round cut for classic engagement rings.
Find the perfect engagement ring with emerald at 21Diamonds
To make the marriage proposal a stunningly romantic experience for you and your sweetheart, you'll find many rings with emeralds and other gemstones in all kinds of settings at 21Diamonds. Whether white gold, rose gold or even yellow gold - every color gemstone combination has its certain charm and rules regarding this selection do not exist anyway. Allowed in the ring choice is what pleases your dream woman and ideally underlines her nature. However, if you would still like some advice, we will of course be happy to assist you in word and deed. Also, when it comes to an individual engraving for the ring, we take care of your personal wishes.