In ancient Greek mythology, the emerald was the stone of the goddess of love, Venus. Today, emerald engagement rings are worn by many women as a symbol of their love and commitment to their significant other.
Emeralds are vibrantly colored gemstones that are found in a wide range of bluish green to pure green shades. These deeply saturated gemstones pair well with many different precious metals, including white gold, platinum, and yellow gold. An emerald and yellow gold ring tends to look vintage and antique, whereas an emerald and white gold or platinum ring looks more modern and trendy. Because this gemstone is so versatile, every woman will be able to find the emerald engagement ring of her dreams.
The deep green color of the emerald also contrasts beautifully with the sparkle and shine of a colorless diamond.
Emeralds are often used as side stones in a diamond engagement ring to make the center stone really stand out. Small-sized emeralds can also be set in the band of an engagement ring to add an unexpected pop of color. Both emeralds and diamonds are beautiful on their own, but they look even better when they are together.
Take a look at some of our favorite elegant emerald engagement rings:
Throughout history, the emerald gemstone has taken on many different meanings. Ancient Romans believed that wearing emeralds would attract goodness into your life. The Ancient Egyptians, on the other hand, believed that emeralds symbolized fertility and fidelity. Other ancient civilizations thought wearing emeralds allowed you to express your love and adoration for someone in your life.
These meanings may be different from one another, but they all contain themes of love, happiness, and a lasting partnership. Because the emerald carries such deeply romantic meanings, it’s no wonder that so many women choose to incorporate these gemstones into their engagement ring design!