Colored gemstone engagement rings have steadily been gaining in popularity among brides-to-be; not only for their vibrant colors and unique flair but for their affordability, too. And one of our favorites? Emeralds. Not to mention, a myriad of celebrities have jumped on the gemstone bandwagon (Kate Middleton being our forever prime example), with Halle Berry and Olivia Wilde on the emerald train.
An emerald's deep green hue makes it instantly eye-catching, and, just like glimmering diamonds, options are limitless when it comes to settings, cuts, and style. From oval to pear to cushion in platinum, white, yellow or rose gold, emeralds really pop. Vintage brides will be all over Edwardian and Art Deco-inspired variations set in yellow gold, while modern brides will enjoy platinum set stones, surrounded by a diamond or pavè band. If you’re weary about committing to an emerald center stone, we’re all for an emerald accent for just a touch of color—complimentary side stones, a halo, or as part of a cluster. If you’re the sentimental type, emeralds are a striking way to commemorate a May birthstone.
If you do spring for an emerald solitaire or center stone, be aware: Not every jeweler is keen to create an emerald engagement ring as the gem is softer than most stones, making them more fragile to cut. As an alternative, you can always go for tsavorite or tourmaline to get your green color fix.
Set on getting an emerald engagement ring? Check out our edit of favorites pieces.
"London" Emerald in Platinum
The "London" features a green emerald set in a handcrafted platinum mounting with baguette accents.
SHOP NOW: Single Stone, $7,800
"Sybil" Halo Ring
"Sybil" round emerald ring with diamond halo in 14k white gold.
SHOP NOW: Diamondère, $2,937
"Bracelet" in Yellow Gold
The “Bracelet” neon emerald ring with Brazilian paraíba tourmaline and diamonds, in 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Erica Courtney, (price upon request)
Mark Broumand Emerald and Diamond
This stunner features a 2.29ct emerald with a diamond halo, set in platinum.
SHOP NOW: Mark Broumand, (price upon request)
Graff Cushion Cut
This 3.43ct square emerald cut, emerald ring is flanked by diamond side stones.
SHOP NOW: Graff, (price upon request)
Old Mine Emerald in Platinum
A 10.81ct emerald cut, old mine emerald set in platinum and diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Martin Katz, (price upon request)
Antique Style Emerald and Diamond
Antique style emerald and diamond ring.
SHOP NOW: Super Jeweler, $399.99
Bezel-set solitaire, round emerald stackable ring.
SHOP NOW: Angara, $559
"Caldonia" Emerald and Rose Gold
The "Caldonia" emerald and rose gold crown engagement ring, in yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Ken & Dana Design, priced from $3,200
Classic Winston™ Baguette
Classic Winston™ emerald cut, emerald ring with tapered baguette diamond side stones, in platinum and 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Harry Winston, (price upon request)
Cosmopolitan Collection Emerald Cut
The Cosmopolitan Collection emerald cut emerald and diamond ring in a platinum setting.
SHOP NOW: Bayco, (price upon request)
Rectangular in Yellow Gold and Sterling
A rectangular emerald ring in 22k yellow gold, with an 18k yellow gold and sterling band by Judy Geib.
SHOP NOW: Twist, $9,960
"Defne" Pavé Ring
The "Defne" pavé ring features a marquise emerald and white diamonds in yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $1,450
Emerald Art Deco in Yellow Gold
This emerald Art Deco ring is exquisite in 18kt yellow gold, accented with straight baguette diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Leo Ingwer, (price upon request)
Pear-Shaped Emerald and Diamond Halo Split Shank
Emerald pear-shape and diamond halo cocktail ring featuring a diamond split shank in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Angara, $2,479
"Ray" Solitaire Emerald-Cut
The "Ray" emerald-cut emerald solitaire ring in 18kt yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, priced from $3,178
"Noe Valley" 90's Vintage
The "Noe Valley" ring originated in the 90's and showcases a distinctly modern take on the Art Deco style, with an emerald center stone and diamonds set in platinum.
SHOP NOW: Trumpet & Horn, $8,450
Pear-Shaped Emerald and Floral Diamond Halo
Pear-shaped emerald center stone showcased in a floral diamond halo, set in 14k white gold.
SHOP NOW: Allurez, $2,046
"Inishmore" Emerald Ring in Gold
The "Inishmore" emerald ring in solid 18k gold, by Yoshinobo Kataoka.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $2,280
"Menuet" Emerald Ring in Platinum
The "Menuet" 3.98ct solitaire, emerald-cut emerald ring, set in platinum.
SHOP NOW: Van Cleef & Arpels, $330,000
Nestled Emeralds in Yellow Gold
Nestled emeralds ring in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Wwake, $1,465
Oval Emerald With Pavé
Oval emerald ring with pavé halo and band, set in platinum.
SHOP NOW: Kwiat, (price upon request)
French-Set Diamond Band
Oval emerald, French-set diamond band engagement ring in 14kt white gold.
SHOP NOW: Ritani, $4,105
Yellow Gold and Emerald Rosette Ring
Oval rosette, emerald ring set in yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $7,000
"Prive" Emerald Ring With Pavè
"Prive" emerald ring with pavè diamonds, in 18k yellow gold and black rhodium.
SHOP NOW: Jemma Wynne, (price upon request)
"Savage" Solitaire in White Gold
The "Savage" solitaire emerald ring in 18k white gold with black rhodium.
SHOP NOW: Jack Vartanian, $600
"Goddess" Victorian-Era Emerald
The "Goddess" Victorian-era, emerald cabochon and diamond ring, in 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: The One I Love NYC, $5,850
Kotlar Collection "Harmonie" in Platinum
The Kotlar Collection "Harmonie" emerald-cut emerald ring, in 18k yellow gold & platinum.
SHOP NOW: Harry Kotlar, $35,435
"Tubetto" Diamond Shank in Platinum
The "Tubetto" ring features an emerald center stone and single diamond shank, set in platinum.
SHOP NOW: Danhov, $4,540 (center stone not included)
The "Venetian Quatrefoil®" ring with emerald and diamonds, in 18k gold.
SHOP NOW: David Yurman, $1,550
Vintage Emerald and Diamond Double Halo
Vintage emerald and diamond double halo ring, set in 18k white gold, by Victoria Sterling.
SHOP NOW: Ruby Lane, $4,280