They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend and we would never dispute that. But it’s also true that emeralds offer their own kind of intrigue. They are on trend, yet timeless — and always effortlessly elegant. With that in mind, here are five one-of-a-kind designs that double as works of art. Because we could all use a little more sparkle in our lives as we turn the corner into 2021.
This JB Star creation is just begging for a little black dress and a glass of champagne to highlight its absolutely classic —and unbelievably elegant — design. It boasts a 7.38-carat certified emerald-cut emerald center flanked by emerald-cut diamonds and set in pure handcrafted platinum. The total weight is 2.55 carats of emeralds and 0.90 carats of diamonds.
Baroque and Beautiful
This Arabesque ring is part of the Barocko High Jewelry Collection by Bvlgari and would be right at home sharing a bottle of a bold red with a handsome stranger at a table in Rome’s Piazza Navona. It features an unmistakably Baroque lace motif and an audacious swirl of diamonds encasing a striking octagonal emerald. This masterpiece’s depth of color is matched only by its voluptuous lines.
Less is More
Offered by Cartier, this Solitaire 1895 ring offers a minimalist design that allows the emerald-cut emerald (available from 1.00 to 1.99 carats) to shine. Equally at home at the Met Gala or a Mets game, this ring is set in platinum and offers extra sparkle thanks to the brilliant-cut pavé diamonds on the band.
A Love Story
Your love is unique and your ring should be, too. Make it happen with Faberge’s Colours of Love engagement ring featuring a 0.75-carat Zambian emerald adorned with two brilliant-cut white diamonds and set in 18-karat yellow gold with tsavorite-set shoulders. In keeping with Faberge’s tradition of delight and discovery, there is a matching emerald concealed on the inside of the ring.
This beauty by Graff features a rare elongated emerald flanked by three geometric diamonds on each side, creating a look of both stunning simplicity and immense grandeur. As noted by Graff founder Laurence Graff: “There is something wonderfully enigmatic about emeralds — the secrets they hold within their rich colour and the unique character of each stone.” We could not agree more.