One of “the big three” coloured gemstones, emerald is one of the most highly coveted vivid green gemstones of all time. The precious stone is steeped in history; in ancient Egypt, emeralds were considered a symbol of eternal life and were a favourite jewel of Queen Cleopatra. In 2011, Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari Emerald necklace, which was given to her by Richard Burton, sold for a staggering US$6,130,500. We’ve handpicked our favourite emerald jewellery available from designers on Jewelstreet.
CALENDAR ETERNITY EMERALD BAND
Joana Salazar, São Paulo, Brazil
This beautiful emerald eternity band is part of Brazilian designer Joana Salazar’s Calendar collection. As the birthstone for May, emerald jewellery is a great gift for any May birthdays. The simple band design is handcrafted in 18kt yellow gold and set with emerald baguettes all the way around.
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.
Lulu And Shay Fine Jewelry, Brooklyn, USA
Lulu and Shay’s beautiful Olivia Ring was inspired by the Victorian era, and features a fascinating central green emerald which is framed by tantalising diamonds. The one-off design is thoughtfully crafted from 18kt yellow gold.
Gaydamak Jewellery, Paris, France
These unique mismatched earrings from Parisian brand, Gaydamak Jewellery, make a statement on the ear. The elegant and flowing design is crafted from 18kt white gold and artfully set with a mixture of amazon emeralds and white diamonds.
14kt Yellow Gold Diamond and Emerald Pendant
Lali Jewels, New York City, USA
NYC brand Lali Jewels are renowned for their vibrant gemstone designs, including their emerald jewellery. This elegant pendant is a classic piece of emerald jewellery that will stand the test of time in your collection. The oval emerald is accented by subtle white diamonds and held on a simple 14kt yellow gold chain.
OLIVE EMERALD EARRINGS
Joely Rae Jewelry, San Marino, USA
What better way to show the allure of the olive leaf than to shower it with vibrant emeralds? These pretty olive leaf earrings from San Marino-based designer, Joely Rae Jewelry, are crafted from 14kt yellow gold and set with delicate diamond cut emeralds.
CLASSIC EMERALD LUCKY STAR RING
Alexis Kletjian, Chadds Ford, USA
Modelled on the rings of the romantic Victorian era, these vintage-inspired star rings are modern once again. This timeless 14kt yellow gold ring is adorned in gorgeous emeralds.