5 Elegant Estate Emeralds Under $1000

Author Veronica Rose
Date May 17, 2021

What better stone to represent May birthdays and the beginning of spring than a vibrant green emerald? A symbol of rebirth, emeralds and their infamous deep green color are often associated with renewal, making it the perfect stone to represent the month of May! It’s name “Emerald” comes from the Greek 'smaragdos' from the old French word 'esmeralde', which means “Green Gemstone”. First thought to have been mined since 330 BC by the Egyptians, and believed to have been Cleopatra’s favorite gemstone. Emeralds are known to embody unity, compassion and unconditional love, making it a stone of infinite peace and inspiration to all those that wear it. It is also worn and gifted to promote friendship, faithfulness and wisdom. It is also known to give good fortune, foresight, health and youth to its wearers.

Emeralds are part of the Beryl family just like Aquamarine and Morganite and it is a hard gemstone, reading high on the Mohs Scale with a 7.5-8 making it ideal for setting it in all forms of jewelry. This includes bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings, as shown below.

Featured you can see this beautiful vintage 14k white gold emerald and diamond bracelet. The filigree bracelet is set with two square cut emeralds, approximate total weight of 0.08 carats, and one old European cut diamond weighing approximately 0.05cts., length 7".

Next is our 18k two-tone gold emerald and diamond pendant. It is set with six cabochon emeralds, approximate total weight 0.75cts., and nine single cut diamonds, approximate total weight 0.14 carats., H/VS, length 18".

Then we have the 14k white gold emerald and diamond band. The band is set with five square cut emeralds, approx. total wt. .25cts., and four princess cut diamonds, approx. total wt. .40cts., GH/SI, size 7. And the 14k yellow gold estate emerald ring. It’s set with one oval cut emerald weighing approx. .20cts., size 5 3/4.

Last but not least are the 14k yellow gold emerald studs. The earrings are set with two triangular cut emeralds, approx. total wt. 1.25cts.


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