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Alternative Engagement Rings have become vastly more popular in recent years! Many couples are choosing not only to pick out these commitment symbols together, but are choosing to step away from the traditional ‘a diamond is forever’ outlook. Natural gemstones have taken over the engagement jewelry circuit and the most popular alternative stone is the Emerald.
The big question is, WHY?
The greatest attribute to this alternative gemstone is its ethical origins and mining! Our Emeralds are strenuously (I think this word is confusing) sourced through suppliers who go to mines, most notably in Australia, to oversee the process of mining this rare stone. The ethical mining procedures create a conflict free setting where the Emeralds can be well distributed.
Having an ethical engagement ring is often sought after and that makes the Emerald the perfect alternative ring!
Exciting and Unique
The Emerald can come in a variety of shades, which gives the wearer of the ring a personalization choice! This choice is most exciting because of the lifelong commitment to the ring.
The natural inclusions of the Emerald also create a unique style choice. Many will look at an Emerald and think it is vintage in appearance because of these inclusions. The ‘veins’ of the stone are so varied that it makes it impossible to have two stones be alike!
Fun Fact: Emeralds are more rare than a diamond, but they are actually more affordable!
This makes for the perfect engagement ring! A rare stone that is completely unique to the wearer is already a steal, but having that stone be affordable gives the average person the ability to have beautiful pieces.
Emeralds and Relationships
Emeralds are known to symbolize fidelity, romance, and love. An Emerald engagement ring is a sign of a deep mature love that will bring about a happy, but unique commitment.
Not only does the stone symbolize a great commitment, but the color of this stone represents new beginnings in love and in life. The green of the Emerald energies the connection deep between partners.
The Best Cut For Your Personality
The most common question that we at JSL receive is: what ring shape works best for me? We have outlined our Emerald shapes or cuts by personality so that you can choose without a doubt which Emerald ring is perfect for your engagement ring!
1. Square Cut
- The perfect set. Each accent band is handcrafted to fit your specific stone -
2. Emerald Cut
- The Natural inclusions of this emerald give it a beautiful raw look, while still having a mesmerizing glow -
3. Cushion Cut
- A ring that has a very raw and organic look, but it refined in a new way -
4. Pear or Teardrop Cut
- Designed to grab your attention, this ring illuminates the natural varied veins of the emerald. -
5. Hexagon Cut
- This ring's unique inclusions coupled with it's rare cute creates an organic statement piece -