Going Green – Emerald Weddings & Engagement Rings

Feb 17, 2011

With hints of spring in the air and St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, there will soon be plenty of green to go around. Be encouraged by the coming season and consider using green for your wedding inspiration.

Of course if you’re looking forward to an engagement this spring instead of a wedding, incorporate those springy greens into a ring. Emeralds come in a wide range of shades, from deep blue-greens to more vibrant yellow-greens. These beautiful gemstones look good as solitaires or accompanied by diamonds and also have an elegant vintage flair. Emeralds were also the choice of engagement ring for Jackie Kennedy and Wallis Simpson.

Jackie Kennedy’s Van Cleef and Arpels Emerald Engagement Ring from John Kennedy
Wallis Simpson’s Cartier Emerald Engagement Ring from King Edward VIII

Emeralds are pretty hard gemstones, but are also brittle and contain inclusions which means that emeralds are prone to chips and nicks. Most emerald end up being treated with resins or oils to counteract this fragmenting tendency. These treatments usually result in the emerald looking more translucent. We recommend not wearing an emerald engagement ring when you’re setting out to do rough work with your hands. Emeralds are also frequently found in bezel settings, which help to protect the stone from wear and tear.

King Jewelers offers an exceptional selection of stunning engagement rings, wedding bands, eternity bands, cufflinks, watches, and other wedding accessories.

Established in 1912, King Jewelers has proudly styled jewelry and timepiece aficionados from around the world. A pioneer among independent couture jewelers, King Jewelers has built an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value and first-class customer service. King Jewelers offers bridal consultations for brides and grooms with the expert advice of its in-house bridal stylists and diamond specialists. King Jewelers offers brides and grooms a first-class experience, conveniently offering wholesale diamonds, custom designs for engagement rings and wedding bands, luxury designer bridal jewelry, watches for him, bridal party gifts, and gift registration, as well as engravings, appraisals, and expert jewelry cleaning. With two store locations in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN, King Jewelers has won numerous awards as the Southeast’s top jewelry store and diamond wholesaler. King Jewelers is the luxury destination in Miami and Nashville for fine jewelry, diamonds, and Swiss timepieces. King Jewelers is Nashville diamonds and engagement rings wholesale store which specializes in bridal custom designs. King Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, American Watch Guild, and the American Society of Appraisers. King Jewelers has GIA Certified Gemologists and offers expert jewelry and watch repairs. For additional information, please visit www.kings1912.com.

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