(Closed) Emeralds — Stone not Cut

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My mother wears a beautiful 4ct cabochon emerald in a necklace. She got it from Colombia Emeralds, but I’m not sure its a stable in their collection, but I definitely vouch for their quality.

In my honest opinion, I think a lot of stores shy away from the cabochon look, I however LOVE it. I wanted a diamond in the rough ring so badly for my engagement ring, but fiancee to be thought it was lacking the sparkle I would want later down the road.

You can also looking into getting a loose stone so you can see the quality before its set.

http://www.gggems.com/emeraude_cabochon.htm

http://www.starruby.in/store/emerald-cabochons

Post # 4
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513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My Fiance and I have matching Natural Emerald e-rings custom made by a jeweller in CA I can message you his details if you like.  

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Are you looking for this as an engagement ring? Emeralds are really brittle – the nature of the mineral is to have a lot of inclusions, so they abrade and break much more easily than other precious stones. They’re so brittle that jewelers can’t even clean emerald jewelry in an ultrasonic because the (very minimal) heat and vibration can cause stones to outright crack. 

So I just want to caution you that I don’t recommend emeralds for daily wear unless you are okay with the idea that you will need to replace your stone somewhere down the line. I typically recommend tsavorites as a more durable alternative for a lifetime stone, or even tourmaline. But if you aren’t the sentimental type, go for it. 🙂

That said, when you say “natural,” what do you mean? There are A LOT of treatments for enhancing emeralds, ranging from ones that are considered acceptable/ubiquitous (oiling) to ones that are considered kind of shady (fracture filling). 

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