(Closed) Emerald wedding band?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I don’t have an emerald wedding band but do have this ring saved as one of my favorites on Etsy.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Mine will have sapphires (FI’s birthstone and my favorite color and “something blue”)

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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j9marie :  what shop is that from? I love the style!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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j9marie :  Emeralds are lovely, but they are very fragile and not suitable for daily use.  All emeralds have inclusions and while the stone is hard, they are very subject to fracture and chips. They are routinely treated with oils or other substances to mask the inclusions, and simply hand cleaning can remove those materials, making your once gorgeous emerald dull and full of imperfections.

While nothing is the same color, have a look at precision cut green sapphires or precision cut green spinel. If you really must have emeralds, be prepared to replace them at periodic (less than 10) year intervals.

Article about problems with Emeralds: http://spirerjewelers.blogspot.com/2012/08/no-no-no-emeralds-in-engagement-rngs.html

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’d love this ring, perhaps as a rhr 

Post # 7
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Newbee

emeralds are my favourite (as is the colour) I have a vintage heirloom ring over 100 years old with diamonds and emeralds and if emeralds can last that long on a ring that’s been worn for that long then I don’t understand why people are so caught up on the idea that they are so delicate. An emerald wedding band sounds like a beautiful and unique idea.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

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polkadots250 :  absolutely agree. My e-ring has an emerald halo and it’s a hundred years old. I had the ring appraised and the jeweller told me I wouldn’t find emeralds of that quality now. I’m pretty sure that they are fine to use for daily wear. 🙂 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love emeralds. I have a high set emerald solitaire ring that I wore as a right hand ring for years, nothing bad happened to the emerald. If you are concerned about durability, maybe consider lab created emeralds? Cheap, pretty and no flaws to crack open the stones (unless you want flaws – you can buy flawed lab emeralds).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I can’t speak for emeralds as I have never owned anything with emeralds in but I can speak for other gem stones. I have a sapphire ring which I wore for years, never took it off before getting engaged and it looks perfect. I also have an amethyst ring which was my grandmother’s and I believe is not as hard as emeralds (someone correct me) which I also wore for a long long time and it still looks fantastic. I have a topaz engagement ring (again, not the hardest stone) and I take really good care of it. 

I’m really no expert, I think some stones are more brittle than others so maybe emerald is different but I think as long as you take care of a stone then you’re fine.

But that wasn’t what you were asking sorry! I love the idea of an emerald wedding band. I have a topaz wedding band (to match my e-ring). I love gemstone rings!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I have an emerald wedding band and have had no issues. My Mom has also worn her emerald ring every day for 30+ years. People worry too much. 

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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Ukulele4You :  This is beautiful!

Emeralds are awesome, just look for a high quality stone. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

The problem with an emerald stone is they are very included and fragile. It’s the nature of the stone.

My mom got a small emerald pinky finger ring from my dad when they had been married 50 years. Mom tucked it away because it had cracked with only a couple of months of wear. Admittedly she never took it off…but still.

I have it now that my mom and dad are gone, but I don’t wear it. The chip is fairly extensive. It’s sad because I helped my dad pick it out for her when she was ill in hospital. I doubt she ever told him it was damaged. She was always so thoughtful.

As a wedding band – nope I wouldn’t feel comfortable with it as my forever band.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mine has emeralds… Diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires. I insisted on lab-grown for environmental reasons and they look absolutely unreal in their flawlessness. No clue how well they will hold up, but I am not as worried as they were at the jeweler (they said green sapphires are more durable).

Sorry about my man hands.

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