Frequently asked Questions
The irresistible green hue of an emerald stone engagement ring is symbolic of hope and new beginnings. Traditionally representing truth and true love, emerald engagement rings are a romantic symbol of the promise you make to one another. An emerald ring has further significance for anyone born or married in May, as it is the birthstone for this month.
At a 7.5-8 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, emeralds are not as hard as diamond or sapphire but are still an appropriate and much-loved choice for engagement rings. As with most other coloured stones, you will need to be a little more careful with your emerald ring than you would with an all-diamond piece - but we believe these beautiful stones are worth the extra care.
With just a little extra care, your emerald ring can be worn daily. Choose a good quality emerald without surface-reaching inclusions and remove your ring before manual activities such as cleaning or the gym.
Remove your natural emerald engagement ring before swimming, bathing, or showering, and put on make-up, hairspray, and perfume before adding jewellery. Avoid extreme heat, and do not sleep in your emerald jewellery. Instead, store individually in a box or soft pouch to avoid scratches.
The best way to clean your emerald engagement ring is with a soft brush and slightly warm water. Your ring can also be cleaned with just a damp cloth. Then, polish your ring with a soft polishing cloth. Never use jewellery cleaning solutions, harsh detergents or cleaning agents, and never put your emerald ring in an ultrasonic. High temperatures can damage the stone, so ensure you only use lukewarm water.