With the gemstone symbolising growth, harmony and eternity Emerald engagement rings are a sophisticated choice for making a striking statement of love. The vibrant colour and unique aesthetic is enhanced by the eye-catching size and cut of the stone. Our master goldsmiths at Wharton select only the very finest emeralds ensuring stunning colour clarity and vividity.
Emerald engagement rings designed by Christopher Wharton offer a unique look and a sensational alternative to more traditional diamond designs. This choice of gemstone provided one of the most famous engagement rings examples with Jackie Kennedy’s iconic Emerald, Diamond and gold combination.
The simple yet compelling aesthetic of the gemstone can be showcased and complimented by shoulder stones which contrast and enhance the natural shimmer that Emerald offers. Our highly knowledgeable team are on hand at each step of your selection process to help you find the perfect engagement ring.
The rich beautiful green of Emerald (or Beryl) make them one of the most sought after gemstones on the planet and with ever decreasing supplies of gem quality material prices have soared in recent years to the point where top grade stones fetch far more pro rata than diamonds. The best colours are deep rich greens with sufficient transparency to give life and character to the stone. Traditionally Colombia has been the main producer of this material but in recent years Zambia has started to produce similar colours with often better clarity than the equivalent Colombian stones.
Flawless emeralds are almost unheard of which makes them extremely valuable in the right colour. Almost all emerald has inclusions to a much greater extent than ruby and sapphire and this can clearly be seen under 10 x magnification. Generally the lighter colour stones are cheaper but will show their internal characteristics more clearly than the deeper green emeralds. Traditionally emeralds have always been treated with a light oil which after a period of immersion fills the heavier inclusions within them to create a cleaner look to the stones.
Pure Beryl is colourless – impurities make up the different colours including Aquamarine (sky blue) Morganite (from pink to light purple) Golden Beryl (yellow to orange in colour) and Heliodor (a greenish yellow colour).