Few gemstones can compare to the richness and brilliance of emeralds, so when you can take advantage of the opportunity to put on a show-stopping emerald ring it deserves to be showcased at its best.
Wardrobe Considerations and Your Emerald Ring
The emerald is a bold stone that commands attention. When wearing an emerald ring, the primary tip to remember is to make it sleek and simple.
Clothing with clear lines and solid colors is ideal for showcasing this gem. Wearing a bold emerald ring with a flashy multicolored ensemble can confuse the eye and distract from the overall look, with the emerald getting lost at times in the 'colour confusion'
The stone's rich green pairs well with neutral tones. Black is the ideal color since it highlights the stone's brightness while also complementing its depth. All of this means that an emerald ring can be the perfect everyday piece as well as evening accent, as it's amazing color will instantly elevate both a classic LBD and a casual white shirt and jeans weekend look.
Wearing an Emerald Ring With Other Jewelry
One strong statement piece on the hand, depending on the cut of your clothing, may make your head to toe look unbalanced.
Other pieces of jewelry can be worn with an emerald ring, but the notion of simplicity still applies. Because the ring is worn lower on the body, small-scale earrings or a delicate necklace can be appropriate.
Because emeralds are such striking stones on their own, they don't often go well with other colored jewels. Neutral diamonds, on the other hand, will complement the emerald rather than detract from it.
It's this 'symmetry of sparkle' that often leads brides looking for a less usual engagement ring to opt for a custom piece that features both emeralds and diamonds.
Such a ring can be hard to find 'off the rack' in a mass market jewelry store, but by working with a custom engagement ring designer - like the artisans at Asteria Diamonds - will allow you to combine diamonds and emeralds in a way that is unique to you.
Caring for an Emerald Ring
You may hear that emeralds typically have tiny imperfections that make them weaker than other gemstones. Most emeralds do have imperfections, but they are rarely visible to the naked eye and do not weaken a high-quality emerald as much as is sometimes suggested. All of the inclusions seen in emeralds are caused by trapped gas, liquid, or other solid components when the stone forms within a rock. This can cause 'flaws' in the gemstone known as inclusions, but it's something often regarded as a boost to an emerald's 'authenticity.'
This does not mean that your emerald ring can be worn and handled without care. You should avoid wearing it in situations where it may get knocked or bumped hard and it should be cleaned at least a few times a year.
Some people get their jewelry cleaned by a professional, but you can take care of your emeralds on your own. Simply follow the steps below:
1. Buff your emerald jewelry using a gentle microfiber cloth to remove any oil and dirt that has accumulated.
2. Fill a dish halfway with lukewarm water and a small amount of mild dish soap. Place the emerald ring or other emerald jewelry in the mixture of soap and water.
3. Clean the ring with a soft toothbrush or a jewelry brush. Use the brush to get into those hard-to-reach areas and thoroughly clean them.
4. Pour lukewarm rinse water into a second dish. Submerge the jewelry completely in it, rinsing gently with your fingers to make sure there is no soapy residue on the emeralds.
5. Use a gentle, clean microfiber towel to dry the item. When the jewelry is completely dried, it can be stored or worn again. When cleaning emerald jewelry, avoid using an ultrasonic cleaner and do not clean your emeralds with a commercial jewelry cleaner.