Emerald Ring – Show Me Yours

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you prefer natural or lab created emeralds?



  • Post # 2
    2235 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    For rings that I am simply adding to my collection, I prefer lab because they’re the same exact thing, just way cheaper, allowing me to get either larger stones or more rings! 😅

    Post # 3
    242 posts
    Helper bee

    My anniversary ring is a natural emerald. I picked yellow gold because I love how the warmth compliments the green color of the stone! Yellow gold is also my preferred metal in general.  

    Post # 6
    2524 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

    I have two lab created emerald rings in 14k white gold with diamonds. I prefer lab created only because they are so clean looking and a lot less expensive. I have seen beautiful natural emerald rings but the price was more than I was willing to spend. I bet an emerald would look amazing in yellow gold as well! It’s a beautiful stone and whether you decide natural or lab created you will be adding a gem to your collection!!! 

    Post # 8
    3417 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I feel like the lab created emeralds don’t look natural because they don’t have the imperfections. So, I’d probably prefer a natural emerald (if I had one). They are beautiful stones either way.

    Post # 9
    2164 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I’d go with a natural just because natural emeralds always have the most amazing imperfections. 

    Post # 10
    9 posts
    • Wedding: May 2021

    I think it partly depends on how much you wear it. I have a lab emerald engagement ring and one of the reasons we decided on lab vs natural was the lack of defects in the stone makes it less prone to fracturing and better for everyday wear. Mine is also a bezel (extra security) and in platinum, which I’m super happy with.

    Post # 11
    10664 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

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    rubyroundhouse :  

    I prefer natural, l like the incursions and gentler colour. Lab created always seem a tad garish to me , but of course the price difference is very considerable.

    Post # 12
    99 posts
    Worker bee

    I prefer lab emeralds. Natural ones always seem to have a cloudy/milky appearence which is not my personal preference.

    I also prefer lab stones over natural in general as the environmental impact of mining stones is usually more significant than creating them in a lab.

    Post # 13
    14 posts

    I have a natural emerald in platinum but I love it next to yellow gold. Have added a couple of close ups so you can see the inclusions. It’s quite an intensely coloured emerald and not heavily included so doesn’t look cloudy. It is a fragile stone though so I only wear it on special occasions when I don’t plan to do much with my hands. I bashed it off something when I was rushing to go out once and took a tiny chip out of it which made me pretty sad. 

    Post # 15
    3667 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    I love the character of natural emeralds. The bubbles in them, the inclusions, the contrasts of light and dark that give them depth–those make each one distinctive. They remind me of being underwater.I would never buy one online, I would want to see it in person.

    I bought my ring for the setting.  It is a lab emerald. It looks like a piece of glass, has no inclusions and is pretty boring.



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