The Pros And Cons Of An Emerald Engagement Ring

When we think of engagement rings we often jump straight to the diamond ring, specifically the diamond solitaire. This type of ring is of course, a stunning choice for an engagement ring. However, for some, it is not always the best option. Many people prefer something more unique these days, a bit more colourful; a ring that is a statement. Enter the emerald engagement ring. This is an AD.




The emerald colour has been a soothing influence for many, many years. It is said that the colour can help you relax, which is perfect for busy and often stressful contemporary living. Not only does the emerald help with stress, it is also simply a thing of beauty. The hue of green that you get in an emerald is stunning. In fact, it was Pliny the Elder, the Roman author, that once described the emerald as “nothing greens greener”, and I couldn’t agree with him more.

If you are debating an emerald ring for your engagement ring choice, let's look at the pros and cons of buying an emerald engagement ring.

Pros Of An Emerald Engagement Ring




Emeralds are very versatile, thus pair well with a different variety of setting styles. This allows for many different options for non-traditional engagement rings.

Emeralds are usually less expensive than diamonds, thus making them a more affordable choice.

An emerald engagement ring is a less common choice for an engagement ring. Therefore, choosing an emerald engagement ring makes your ring more unique than a more traditional diamond engagement ring. Every bride wants something unique, don't they?

Emeralds are valuable gemstones that typically hold their value through the years, making it a good investment piece to potentially pass on to future generations. You may also get more value if you look for an antique emerald ring as you often get a lot more carats for your cash with antique stones.

Cons Of An Emerald Engagement Ring



Perhaps the main ‘issue’ with an emerald is its durability. They are less strong than other stones such as sapphire, rubies, or diamonds, with a typical Moh’s rating of 7.5 to 8. Emeralds are thus more brittle and do fracture. An engagement ring is usually worn every day, so should be able to withstand some daily wear and tear, therefore an emerald engagement ring with a protective setting is a must!

Emerald can be quite heavily included. Inclusions are technically a fault in the stone. This is either an aesthetic that you find appealing, or not, and must be something you consider before buying an emerald engagement ring. 

Due to its strength, an emerald engagement ring needs to be cleaned by hand, rather than being put into an ultrasonic machine.

So there we have some positives, and potential negatives surrounding emerald engagement rings. It is safe to say that despite its cons, the emerald engagement ring is still a very good option, and shouldn’t be easily dismissed. I hope today, I’ve helped you explore the reasons to buy an emerald engagement ring.


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