Emerald Engagement Rings in History

Emerald, the official birthstone for May and the anniversary gemstone for 20th wedding anniversary has a special place in the heads and hearts of jewelry lovers. This gemstone is known for its endless allure and forever younger looks. Emeralds are said to have spiritual powers and they being green in color denotes springtime nature. They also express timeless love and beauty, so have been popular as an engagement stone. In recent times Halle Berry and Riley Keough were spotted with dazzling emerald engagement rings. Their choice of ring was brilliant and it reminded of the past of emerald rings. As the wedding season is coming soon, knowing about the best of past in fashion might add more meaning to the loving expressions. So here we have emerald engagement rings from the galleries of the different eras.

  • Serpent ring of Queen Victoria

Serpent ring of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria, one of the most powerful rulers of England, was famous for her lavish life and exquisite choice for jewelry. She ruled for more than 60 years and the complete span of time was known as Victorian era. The queen had a very elite and exclusive choice and she showed it at different time one of which was her engagement with Prince Albert. She picked a serpent style ring with an emerald head, ruby eyes and diamond mouth and tail tip. The ring was a symbol of endless love, passionate charm and forever faith. It was an 18K yellow gold affair which became extremely popular during that time.

  • Bold ring of Duchess of Windsor

Bold ring of Duchess of Windsor

King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry his American lover Wallis Simpson. And to fortify his relation, he proposed her with a 19.77 carats emerald engagement ring which was set in platinum and boasted a series of diamonds around the center stone. The ring had an inscription inside stating “We are now ours 27×36” where 27 was the date, x was the month of October and 36 for the year of engagement. The rectangular cut emerald was an ultimate gem showing evergreen love and trust. The Duchess got the ring reset in gold and platinum for her 20th anniversary because emerald is also commemorates 20th wedding anniversary.

  • Lavish engagement ring of Jackie Kennedy

Lavish engagement ring of Jackie Kennedy

Her ring was as famous as she was. Jackie Kennedy received an extravagant engagement ring studded with a 2.84 carat square shaped emerald. It was a unique and exceptional ring because the time was talking for diamonds and diamonds only but this ring had a remarkable hint of the precious green stone which was enough to make it an exception. The ring also had a 2.88 carat diamond setting next to the emerald and was boasting a series of tapered baguettes. The twisted ring was later reset by adding rounds and marquise to it.

These three emerald engagement rings from different time-zone were the most gorgeous examples of non-traditional baubles which became instant hit in the market and are still have the same glamor and glory in their account.

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  • Reply November 28, 2014

    Eden Ennals

    Wonderful post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thanks!

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