(Closed) Show me your emerald BLING!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which gemstone would you recommend?
    Emerald : (12 votes)
    46 %
    Sapphire : (12 votes)
    46 %
    Neither : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My engagment ring is an emerald surrounded by diamonds set in yellow gold.

     

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Emeralds are beautiful, however they are also very soft and can easily scratch. FrownSapphire and ruby are corundum which is very hard and is a better choice IMO if you are going to wear the ring all the time.  I have a ruby RHR.

    There are green sapphires….

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @trafficnthesky:  My emerald is an ethically sourced natural emerald and I’ve had no damage or scratches to it, though I’m careful.  If you’re concerned about emeralds’ strength, an alternative would be tsavorite which is a green garnet.

    My fiance gave me an opal ring that I don’t wear often because the opal is soft, but it has tsavorites and the look identical to emeralds.  Here is a picture of it beside my emerald ring for a color comparison.

     

    Post # 10
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    643 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @trafficnthesky:  Yes emeralds are WAY softer than diamonds, rubies or sapphires. And lab-created vs natural has nothing to do with it. They are just fairly low on the Mohs scale mineralogically (it’s a 7.5 while a diamond is a 10 and rubies and sapphires are 9)

    There are other green stones that are a good deal harder though, if you wanted one of those instead.

    Green sapphires are a 9 on the mohs scale.

    There are green moissianites (that are gorgeous btw).

    I wanted an emerald engagement ring too, but every jeweller I went to was all “DONT DO IT!”

     

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @trafficnthesky:  Lab created are the same molecule-wise as mined, so yes, it would still be softer.  As the PP mentioned, green garnets are also a good choice.  But if you want an emerald, go for it! They are beautiful, no doubt about it.

    Post # 12
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    643 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Cappugcino:  tsavorites are actually lower on the mohs scale than emeralds

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @AdriannaJean:  Hmmm, didn’t realize where they ranked on Moh’s.  I have a friend who’s had a garnet for over a decade of daily use with no problems, so I figured it was harder.  That reassures me about my emerald ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @trafficnthesky:  It’ll be more secure and less likely to get scratched if it’s in a low bezel setting, but still wouldn’t be worth it imho. Definitely look up the green sapphires and moissianites though.

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