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What can we say, our hearts are simply captivated by the vintage emerald ring style. There is an undeniable allure that emanates from these enchanting pieces of jewelry. . But what is it specifically about vintage emerald engagement rings that makes them so special? With their rich history and unrivaled beauty, vintage-style emerald engagement rings have truly stood the test of time, becoming true symbols of elegance and everlasting love. We break it all down for you below, so read on to find out!
WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY "VINTAGE EMERALD ENGAGEMENT RINGS"?
Ok, you got us. When we say vintage emerald engagement rings what we're actually referring to is the vintage style of emerald engagement rings. Because, while there is a time and place for all things truly vintage, when it comes to your engagement ring you want to be sure that it can withstand the wear and tear of daily use, and sadly, many true vintage engagement rings are simply too fragile after decades of use.
That's not to say you shouldn't pursue a vintage emerald engagement ring if you really want one...just be ready to be extra cautious while wearing and provide yearly maintenance to ensure its durability. Vintage or vintage style, an emerald ring is a classic look that delivers never ending dazzle and delight and we simply can't get enough of it.
Emeralds are truly unparalleled in their enchantment. Their timeless allure and unique charm make them stand out from the rest. An emerald ring opens the door to a world where elegance and sophistication meet with a striking pop of color.
It effortlessly captures the essence of old-school Hollywood glamour, transporting us to a bygone era of sophistication and style. While simultaneously maintaining a modern cool-girl appeal. The deep green hue of an emerald creates a captivating contrast against the brilliance of diamonds, evoking a sense of opulence and refined taste.
Unlike the diamond ring, which is a standard engagement ring choice for brides-to-be, the emerald ring is unexpected but always welcome. Loved by celebrities, royalty, and the public for eons, you can never go wrong with a mesmerizing emerald engagement ring.
A VERY BRIEF HISTORY OF THE EMERALD ENGAGEMENT RING
Believe it or not, wearing an emerald ring on your left-hand ring finger actually dates all the way back to the time of the Sumerian's during the 5th to 3rd centuries BCE. They often wore emeralds on their left-hand ring finger as a way to gain relief from eye inflammation.
Over time, the emerald began to symbolize more than just its healing properties, but also status and wealth. Queen Victoria was a prolific collector of emeralds, most of which were gifted to her by her husband, Prince Albert. In fact, Queen Victoria was proposed to with an emerald engagement ring, and an incredibly unique one at that! Prince Albert popped the question with a serpent shaped ring that featured a whopping 20 carats of emeralds and rubies that made up its head and eyes.
In the 1920s, the Art Deco style rose to prominence, and emeralds and emerald-cut diamonds burst onto the scene in a haze of popularity. With delicate and flashy details like, the emerald engagement rings at this time featured styles like an emerald diamond cluster ring and the common filigree detail that the Art Deco era is known and loved for.
From the 50s on the emerald engagement ring continued to be an offbeat but popular trend for celebrities and socialites a like. Both Jackie O and Elizabeth Taylor rocked the green emerald gem on their ring finger with Jackie O sporting a Toi et Moi diamond and emerald ring that totaled 5.72 stunning carats. Elizabeth Taylor, no stranger to emerald jewelry, received an emerald and diamond necklace she co-created with Italian jeweler, Bulgari. The necklace featured 16 rectangular and square-cut emeralds that were surrounded by Marquise, pear shape, and round brilliant cut diamonds. The crowning features of the necklace was an 18-carat rectangular Colombian emerald surrounded by 12 pear shaped diamonds. The emerald was removable and would be worn (quite often) as a brooch by Taylor.
The emerald engagement ring has such a long and complex history it is hard to sum up in just a few simple paragraphs. As the jewelry industry continues to evolve and trends return, we don't see the emerald ring going out of fashion anytime soon.
THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF EMERALD
Many people choose to wear an emerald engagement ring not just because of its immaculate style and gorgeous color, but because of the many spiritual benefits that the emerald is reported to provide the wearer. It is said that emeralds have the power to promote harmony, balance, and rejuvenation. The stone is believed to enhance the heart chakra, fostering unconditional love, compassion, and emotional healing. Emeralds are also associated with promoting clarity of thought and bringing about prosperity and abundance. With its captivating beauty and alleged spiritual properties, a vintage emerald engagement ring becomes more than just a symbol of love and commitment; it becomes a meaningful talisman that holds a special place in the wearer's heart.
OUR 3 FAVORITE VINTAGE EMERALD ENGAGEMENT RINGS AT OLIVIA EWING JEWELRY
While you can find estate emerald rings at local estate sales or auctions, we prefer shopping for vintage emerald engagement rings online, especially at Olivia Ewing Jewelry. Our vintage style rings manage to perfectly capture vintage sensibilities and meld them with modern designs to create a stunning engagement ring that is truly the best of both worlds. Below, we've rounded up three of our favorite emerald engagement rings.
FLORA EMERALD SOLITAIRE RING
With its creamy yellow gold band, delicate melee diamond accents, and round brilliant cut emerald center stone, the Flora Emerald Solitaire Ring from Olivia Ewing Jewelry exudes a vintage charm reminiscent of the heyday of Hollywood. The 6-prong setting showcases the vibrant emerald, while the small leaf details adorned with small diamonds on either side add an intricate touch. The combination of elements in this ring perfectly captures the elegance and glamour of vintage styles. Looking for the silvery sheen of white gold or platinum? This yellow gold ring also comes in rose gold, white gold and platinum to provide a variety of old-school looks!
AURORA EMERALD THREE STONE RING
Antique emerald rings have nothing on the Art Deco appeal of the Aurora Emerald Three Stone Ring! This breathtaking ring combines the rich beauty of a Brazilian emerald with the elegant sparkle of two rose cut diamonds. The nature-inspired Aurora band, sculpted from a real twig and cast in solid 18K yellow gold, adds a unique and organic touch to this exquisite piece.
With its ready-to-ship availability in 18K yellow gold and a size of 7.75, the Aurora Emerald Three Stone Ring from Olivia Ewing Jewelry is a stunning choice for anyone seeking a vintage-inspired engagement ring. Its blend of natural elements and Art Deco design cues make it a true standout piece, capturing the elegance and charm of a bygone era.
FAYLIN EMERALD SOLITAIRE RING
The Faylin Emerald Solitaire Ring from Olivia Ewing Jewelry is the perfect choice for individuals who appreciate a vintage emerald style for their engagement ring. With its large round-cut vibrant green emerald, this ring embodies the timeless beauty and charm of vintage designs.
The allure of vintage emerald rings lies in their rich history and romanticism. The Faylin ring captures this essence with its stunning emerald centerpiece. The emerald's vibrant green hue is reminiscent of the classic gemstones often seen in vintage emerald rings, adding a touch of old-world glamour to the ring.
Furthermore, the solitaire setting showcases the emerald beautifully, allowing it to become the focal point of the ring. The simplicity and elegance of the emerald solitaire style are hallmarks of vintage designs, making it a timeless choice for those seeking a vintage aesthetic.
FIND YOUR PERFECT EMERALD ENGAGEMENT RING AT OLIVIA EWING JEWELRY
Whether you're looking for a vintage looking ring or something more modern, Olivia Ewing Jewelry has a wide selection of breathtaking, gasp-inducing, 'ohmygodyoudidn't' engagement rings that are sure to delight. All engagement rings are made with nature in mind and many feature the unique natural details of locally foraged twigs and sprigs to create a ring that is durable, sparkly, and a work of art.