Vintage Emerald Engagement Rings

Antique emerald engagement rings are rare, elegant and undeniably classy. One of the four precious gems, emeralds are instantly recognisable, highly desirable and are often coveted by collectors, making vintage emerald engagement rings a popular choice for engaged couples throughout history. Vintage emerald engagement rings are available in a wide range of styles, from understated solitaires to opulent cluster rings. Explore our full collection of vintage emerald engagement rings. 

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Vintage and antique emerald rings are an excellent choice if you’re searching for something beautiful and a little bit different. Because of their famous green hue, many believe emeralds bring good luck to their wearer, making vintage emerald engagement rings an excellent choice. We’ve provided the answers to our most frequently asked questions about vintage emerald engagement rings below.

What is the best way to clean antique emerald engagement rings?

Vintage emerald engagement rings are a beautiful and unique addition to any collection, so it’s important to keep them looking their best. The best way to clean antique emerald engagement rings is to use a gentle soap and water solution and scrub with a soft toothbrush. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive detergents. Be sure to rinse the ring well and dry it completely before putting it back on your finger.

What are the different types of emeralds?

Emeralds are one of the most popular gemstones. They come in a variety of different shades, from light to dark green. Emeralds are often used in jewellery, and they can be very valuable.

There are several different types of emeralds. The most common is chlorite emerald which can be found in many different parts of the world, including Colombia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Chlorite emeralds are usually light or yellowish green.

Another variety is beryl emerald, minedin Brazil, India, and Madagascar. They are usually a darker green than chlorite emeralds, and they have a higher clarity rating.

What are emeralds made of?

Emeralds are made of beryllium aluminium silicate and usually contain small amounts of chromium and vanadium. The quality of an emerald is determined by its colour, clarity, and size. The most valuable emeralds are those that are free of inclusions and with   good colour saturation.

How valuable are emeralds?

The short answer is: extremely valuable, with the prices constantly rising as worldwide demand grows. The most valuable emeralds are mined in Colombia and, to a lesser extent, Brazil. An increasing number of stones have been mined in Zambia which, while beautiful, don’t yet command the same prices. The value of emeralds make antique emerald engagement rings even more special.

What should I look for when buying an emerald engagement ring?

When looking to purchase vintage emerald engagement rings, it is important to keep in mind the quality of the stone. Here are a few things to look for when buying an emerald engagement ring:

  • Clarity. A general rule of thumb is that the more internally clean, the better.
  • Colour. Emeralds come in a variety of shades of green. The most valuable emeralds are those that are a rich, grassy colour.
  • Cut. Emeralds should be well-cut with symmetrical facets that allow for maximum light reflection.
  • Carat. The bigger the stone in vintage emerald engagement rings, the more valuable it will be.

Is emerald good for an engagement ring?

In general, yes; antique and vintage emerald engagement rings are an excellent choice. But you need to wear them with a little bit of care. We wouldn’t recommend wearing antique emerald engagement rings on the beach (sand will abrade the stone) or while performing manual takes such as gardening.

What do vintage emerald engagement rings represent?

Vintage emerald engagement rings signify luck, love, peace, and hope. The green hue of emeralds is associated with Spring, so they also symbolise fertility and new beginnings.