One of my favorite things about emeralds is how they pop when they’re well placed with other gemstones. Let’s take a look.
Isn’t it gorgeous? Not the best picture, but you can tell what it looks like. I’d wear it all the time. It’s set with an emerald-cut sapphire measuring approx. 10.40 x 9.20 x 6.10 mm, flanked by tapered baguette-cut diamonds and framed by fancy-cut emeralds. Unique shape, stunning color combination. An example of a ring I would go to great lengths to buy rather than just admiring. Divine.
This Art Deco emerald and diamond ring is another long-time favorite and another that I would dearly love to own (this is rapidly becoming a dangerous post). Just look at that delicate composition, the perfect marriage of colors, shapes and textures. This ring, circa 1920, “glistens with a bright-green central emerald-cut emerald and four half-moon emeralds lovingly framed in platinum and teeny-tiny rose-cut diamonds.” I adore it.
This Art Deco ring has the same color combination as the first one but a very different design. The navette-shaped, diamond-adorned setting centers a 1.40 carat deep blue sapphire, accented by an outer border of calibre-cut emeralds. I think the contrast of the thin line of green with the intense pop of blue and the light sparkle of the diamonds makes for a lively, eye-catching and lovely piece.
This Oscar Heyman cocktail ring is an estate piece – it looks like it’s at least inspire by the fabulous vintage cocktail rings of the 50’s and 60’s, but it could just be the chunky, colorful Oscar Heyman signature. The ring centers a 1.38 carat diamond surrounded by 1.18 carats of additional diamonds and 6.29 carats total of emeralds and sapphires.
This ring is a little different from the others in one obvious way; its emerald is a cabochon. It’s undated, but it looks to me like it has some Edwardian influence in the design. As I mentioned, it centers a deep-green emerald cabochon (5.10 cts) surrounded by cabochon sapphires (1.70 cts) and set in white gold adorned with diamonds. Fabulous.
All images and info in this post are thanks to the seller of each piece. Please see the link in each description for sources.