Emerald rings makes a great gift for yourself or a special loved one.
A beautiful green color, emeralds are sometimes used for engagement emerald rings or a wedding band.
They are also traditionally given to people for their 20th, 35th or 55th Wedding Days.
If you were born in May, an emerald is your birthstone. If you go to the horoscope, emeralds are linked to the Zodiac symbols of Cancer, Taurus and Gemini.
Colombian emeralds are among the most popular types and have a star type pattern. Other famous emeralds come from Brazil, Russia, USA, Madagascar and Pakistan.
Emerald rings can also be man-made with beads, which are grown under conditions that simulate how they are made in nature.
Many people may be surprised at how valuable emeralds actually are. Emeralds can be as expensive - if not more expensive - than the corresponding diamond or even sapphire jewelry.
Because of its green color, emeralds are best with steel-colored metals on the ring band. Such metals can include white gold, platinum, titanium and sterling silver. The actual setting is up to you with an endless variety of ring settings available.
Purchasing emerald rings are an easy choice if you can afford them. Traditional jewelers will have a wide range of emerald rings as well as other jewelry. These stones are even getting popular for things like earrings for men.
It is also possible to have a ring custom made. In fact, many people buy an emerald and then have their own ring to fit the stone. This is a good idea if you're willing to spend the time and effort to do it.
It is amazing how out of vogue emerald rings were for awhile. It seemed as if any colored stone was anathema and the only rings to be worn were those made with diamonds. Emeralds have such an amazing strong green color with the sense of exotic that I'm glad they have come back in fashion.