One of the most memorable Victorian engagement rings ever made was Prince Albert's gift to his bride, Victoria in 1840. It was a snake - a symbol of eternal love - featuring her emerald birthstone. Emeralds added to the vibrancy of early 20th century Art Deco rings, especially when placed next to diamonds, often baguette cut. Couples also buy emerald rings to celebrate their 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries.
Emeralds are part of the beryl family and traces of the elements chromium and vanadium transform the colourless beryl mineral to the fascinating green hue. The gemstones are mined in regions where geological activity occurred in the remote past.
Contact us to create an emerald ring for you. Visit us in Hatton Garden to select the emerald to suit your requirements, from the shape of the stone to the metal of the ring. All the rings on the website can be set with an emerald. We make all rings here in the UK to our own exclusive designs.