As one of “the big three” coloured gemstones, emerald is the most sought-after vivid green gemstones of all time. Considered a symbol of eternal life and a favourite of Queen Cleopatra, we’ve handpicked a selection of favourite emerald earrings. From understated studs by Jana Reinhardt to dramatic drop earrings from Madstone Design, which pair of emerald earrings is your favourite?
GOLDEN BUTTERFLY EAR STUDS WITH EMERALD
Jana Reinhardt Jewellery, Worthing, UK
These sweet little butterfly studs by Jana Reinhardt Jewellery are handmade from 24kt gold plated solid sterling silver. Each butterfly measures 10mm across and is set with two bright green emerald cabochons.
HYDROTHERMAL EMERALD SILVER DROP EARRINGS
StyleRocks, Sydney, Australia
A best seller, the cut of these drop emerald earrings from Australian brand StyleRocks catches the light beautifully and makes any outfit look extra sparkly. Hydrothermal refers to the process of creation through heat and water, the stone has the same chemical composition as natural emerald.
BLOSSOM PETITE EARRINGS
Joana Salazar, São Paulo, Brazil
Between house decoration, plants, flowers and chandeliers, arrived Brazilian designer Joanna Salazar’s Blossom Baccarat collection. The Petite Earring is a small blossom on the ear. Made in 18kt rose gold, emeralds and an accent ruby, these beautifully crafted earrings are a burst of colour on the ear.
MELTING ICE EMERALD DROP EARRINGS
Madstone Design, New York City, USA
Part of Madstone Design’s Melting ice collection, this dramatic pair of emerald earrings are a sparkling piece of art. Thoughtfully set emeralds and diamonds are set in 18kt gold to almost appear to be melting down the ear.
DELICATE RAIN HOOP EARRINGS
GURHAN, New York City, USA
By combining both a smooth and hammered finish, the Delicate Rain collection is signature GURHAN. These 24kt gold hoops feature fluid strands with dangling faceted emerald beads for a look that's casual, elegant and sure to be a classic.
9KT WHITE GOLD EMERALD STUD EARRINGS
QP Jewellers, London, UK
A simple and classic design, these emerald stud earrings from London’s QP Jewellers are handcrafted from solid 9kt white gold and set with two round natural Brazilian emeralds, totalling 3.3 carats.
Jaime Moreno Designer Jewelry, Madrid, Spain
Designed and crafted by Spanish designer Jaime Moreno, these sculptural emerald earrings are a modern take on the classic drop earring. Made from 18kt white gold, the long sweeping strands curve out away from the face and are set with vibrant green emeralds.
'MORNING DEW' EARRINGS
Tivon Fine Jewellery, Herts, UK
As the morning dew settles and glistens in the rising sun, so do the gems in these inspired earrings from Tivon Fine Jewellery, which are set with fine emeralds and glittering fine diamonds.