Emerald Engagement Rings
Typically green and full of sparkle, emerald engagement rings are quite impressive. They are so impressive that Spiderman's Green Goblin would be...er...green with envy.
Emeralds are a particular type of gemstone and are commonly used as a birthstone or in unique engagement rings. They usually come in most shades of green but they can lose color when strongly heated.
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Emerald Gemstone Facts
Here are some fast facts about emeralds:
- Emeralds are the birthstone for Taurus (Bull) which covers April 20 to May 20.
- Emeralds are the standard gemstone for the 20th, 35th and 55th wedding anniversaries.
- Emeralds symbolize faith, kindness, purity and hope.
- Most of today's emeralds are mined in Brazil, Colombia and Zambia.
- For centuries, emeralds were highly sought after and only the wealthy could afford them.
Emerald Engagement Rings- Common Elements Used
Emeralds aren't the only material in an engagement ring- there's also the ring/band itself to consider. The most common materials used are:
- Sterling silver
- Sterling silver with a white gold plating
- White gold
- Yellow gold
- Sterling silver with platinum plating
- Platinum (rare)
When buying an engagement ring such as emerald, you'll definitely want to set a budget first. The prices of emerald engagement rings vary from around $100 to over $3,000.
Affordable Emerald Engagement Rings
The more affordable emerald engagement rings tend to be made of sterling silver (cheapest) or white/yellow gold. Prices start at around $100+ and within this price range is a surprisingly wide variety of choices, customization and options.
High End Emerald Engagement Rings
The higher end emerald engagement rings can run you several hundred dollars up to over $1,000. They typically have bigger carat emeralds and often also include diamonds in the design.