It’s the color of nature and new life. It signifies abundance and vitality. It has endless an endless variety of hues brought to mind by the likes of words such as lime, olive, pea or sage. We are, of course, talking about the color green – and there can be no better way to bring a bit of it’s inspiration into your life than with a sparkling gem on your finger. Fortunately nature has gifted us with as many different shades of green gemstones as there are words to describe them. So let’s dive in and explore the wonderful world of green gemstone rings.
The Classic Emerald
It has become a synonym for a spectacularly rich, intense, slightly bluey green color and throughout history the emerald has rightly been revered as the king of the green gemstones. According to the Bible an emerald was one of the four precious stones given by God to King Solomon. At the time of the Spanish conquest emeralds were worshipped by the Incas and today, Thailand’s most holy religious figure is known as the Emerald Buddha.
With luminaries from Cleopatra to Elizabeth Taylor having fallen in thrall to their mysterious beauty you’ll certainly be in good company when you wear one of our emerald rings. Why not try our Art Deco inspired 0.17 carat emerald, diamond and black enamel ring? Or, for a real knockout, you really couldn’t do better than this impressive 5.54 carat Colombian emerald set in 18K yellow gold and adorned with 0.67 carats of diamonds to the shoulders.
The Unexpected Green Sapphire
Just as the word emerald has become synonymous with a certain type of green, so has the word sapphire come to represent a deeply saturated royal blue. But the sapphire story is far more interesting than that, as ‘fancy’ sapphires come in a dizzying abundance of colors – including green! The rare green sapphire represents tranquility and has become an increasingly popular choice among gem lovers looking for something a little different. With a score of 9 out of ten on the Mohs hardness scale you are able to enjoy a stone that has the durability of a sapphire, but in a magnificent green hue. Magnetically beautiful teal sapphires are still relatively unknown to the market and many insiders believe that they could be the next big thing among gemstone lovers. We suggest you snap up one of these stunners now! Our 2.31 carat teal blue-green sapphire is set off perfectly by a simple 14K white gold band set with 0.25 carats of diamonds. And remember, if you can’t find a ring you like, we are happy to have one made for you. Why not get in touch and suggest a setting for this 5.54 carat oval yellow-green sapphire stunner?
Did Someone Say Tsavorite?
Only discovered in 1967, the tsavorite quickly became a favorite amongst gemstone aficionados. It was named by Harry Platt (of Tiffany & Co) after the region in which the first stones were found – Kenya’s Tsavo Game Reserve. He called it the ‘Rolls Royce of the Green’ and with its striking pure green hues and high level of brilliance it’s not hard to see why!
Tsavorites are currently the most expensive type of garnet on the market. Although, like most gems the price is dramatically affected by the level of saturation and purity of the color. These top level tsavorites can be difficult to come by, but at JupiterGem we have a fantastic selection of the best stones in a variety of settings designed to best enhance their beauty. A classic diamond and platinum halo mount is the perfect accompaniment to this magnificent 3.20 oval tsavorite. Or if you’re after something a bit different why not try this 3.18 carat 14k white gold and diamond ‘eye’ setting?
The Many Faces of Green Tourmaline
Tourmalines come in a vast array of colors but green is the one most people associate with this stone. And what an array of greens! They run the gamut from pale yellowish- and brownish- greens all the way through to deep blue or bottle greens. So spectacular are these stones that throughout history they have often been mistaken for other gems. Spanish conquistadors assumed that the spectacular green stones they found in Brazil in the 1500s must be emeralds, so similar were these tourmalines to the king of gems.
We think that no gem lover’s collection can be complete without a spectacular tourmaline and we have an incredible selection in a plethora of green shades to tempt you.
This fabulous 11.47 carat yellowish-green Namibian stunner is set in within an 18K yellow gold and diamond rope-twist border designed to replicate a flowerhead. Or if you’re after a deeper blue-green hue in a more classic setting, why not take a look at this 6.86 carat tourmaline enclosed by a delicate diamond border.
Something for Everyone
It truly is a testament to the wonder of nature that there are green gemstones in virtually any shade that you can think of. So whether you prefer your green to be moss, malachite or shamrock, we have a ring for you! And not only do we have a vast array of green hues, we also have them in many sizes and price points. So whether you are after an attention-grabbing cocktail ring, a forever engagement ring or something smaller for everyday, we have you covered. Get in touch with our experts today and let us help you bring a bit of this vivacious color into your life.