Emeralds are the most precious members of the beryl family of gemstones. They’re fairly hard, which means that they’re resistant to scratches and very durable. Diamonds provide the ultimate in durability and when these two stones are paired in emerald and diamond rings, they create styles that will stand up to wear for decades to come. And, since both emeralds and diamonds are classics in the jewelry world, these rings won’t only last—they’ll do it without ever going out of style.
Emeralds have been sought-after precious stones for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians mined emeralds as early as 3000 B.C. (they were found in the famed “Cleopatra’s Mines”) and South American civilizations such as the Incas highly valued them.
Green is a color that’s associated with life and vibrancy, making it a fitting birthstone for May, a month when the earth is alive with green. Emerald and diamond rings are also especially fitting for those with an Irish heritage. Ireland is known as the “Emerald Isle” and the rich hue displayed by these pieces calls to mind the lush green landscape of this land.
Stackable channel-set emerald and diamond rings create a modern alternating gemstone look that lets you layer on just as much style as suits you. The deep-set stones of these rings create a versatile look that many have come to love.
Like all of Apples of Gold’s gemstone jewelry, these emerald and diamond rings are made with a high commitment to quality and craftsmanship. They’re more than suited to pass on to future generations—and to enjoy on your own finger as the decades pass.
Whether you choose an emerald and diamond ring for emerald’s lush, greenest-of-greens color, because of the striking contrast created by the pairing of diamonds and emeralds, to represent an Irish heritage or to commemorate a May birthday, these rings won’t disappoint. They communicate life and will last for generations.