Post # 16
I have an emerald engagement ring and the jeweller who made it did not advise against using the emerald for an engagement ring. First of, whilst emeralds do have inclusions, they are still a very durable stone. If you set emeralds in a protective settings, e.g bezel or halo, you will protect the stone further so any likelihood of chipping the stones can reduced heavily. I suggest looking at channel set emeralds for a wedding band as extra protection. There are some beautiful emerald and diamond eternity bands out there. Furthermore with the smaller size of the emeralds you’re less likely to damage these stones.
Post # 17
There’s a bee on this site (I forget her username) that has a gorgeous emerald wedding band, set in yellow gold. It’s lab-created and they’re trillions. I hope someone else knows!
Post # 18
I have an emerald RHR, which has been very durable although I do rotate it with other rings. (It has recently been reset into this setting below, but the center stone was in a different setting that I wore for years). I agree with PP that the setting you choose is everything. Set it low to avoid knocks and blows to the stone. You can’t beat the beautiful glow of emeralds!!!
Post # 19
Really unless it is a diamond, ruby or sapphire the Bee will tell you not to wear it. With the softer stone it is a mixture of luck, lifestyle and how you set the stone. I rotate between a pearl, an opal, a garnet and a natural zircon all with my emerald band. I am very easy on my hands so it works for me.
Post # 20
GemmaBella : you have the most amazing rings. That emerald is a dreamy greenish blue. Do you know where the stone is from?