EngagEment Ring Talk: May Birthstone - Emeralds

 

There are many things to consider when purchasing an Emerald for a custom engagement ring. Below is a short summary to help kick start your search, but I highly recommend speaking with an expert before moving forward on your selection. 

Things to consider when buying an Emerald engagement ring:

  • The most desirable Emerald colors are bluish green to pure green, with vivid color saturation.
     
  • Expect to see inclusions in Emeralds. This happens because of the way they are formed over time. The less inclusions the higher the price.
     
  • Because it's density is lower, a one-carat emerald will appear larger in size than a one-carat diamond.
     
  • Most Emeralds have gone through a form of heat treatment to improve the color saturation, which is ok. 
     
  • Less valuable Emeralds have also gone through a clarity enhancement process to improve it's transparency, which is not ok. Clarity enhanced gemstones have a short life span and will fracture over time.
     
  • Recommended Emeralds start at around $1,000 to $2,000 per carat, and go up from there. Because Emeralds appear larger than their carat weight it's more important to focus on the dimensions rather than the weight.

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Matthew Kaufmann