For over 5000 years, emeralds have been one of the most prized and valuable coloured stones. Ancient civilizations in Africa, Asia, and South America all discovered and appreciated emeralds at the same time. The birthstone for persons born in the month of May is the emerald.
Emeralds are a symbol of rebirth for many people. It's also considered to represent good fortune, youth, balance, growth, peace, and wisdom. While there is no scientific evidence to back up emerald's ability to increase these attributes, its symbolism adds to its allure.
The durability of emerald
Emeralds range from 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which is regarded to be a very high durability for a gemstone used in jewellery. Whilst emeralds are a relatively tough gemstone, many emeralds feature many inclusions or surface-reaching fissures.
Antique Emerald Engagement Rings
Emeralds are a stunning, classic choice for an engagement ring. In contrast to the icy clarity of a diamond ring, emeralds are rich in colour with a unique visual. Shop our exquisite collection of Antique and Vintage Emerald Engagement Rings online. We have emerald rings expertly crafted in Platinum, 18ct White gold and 18ct yellow gold from all periods, including Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Mid Century.