A few months ago, the people that tell us what colours we should all be wearing this year - Pantone – announced that for 2017 the dominant colour would be greenery. The prediction couldn’t have been any more accurate - from fine jewellery to the high street to cars – green is the hottest colour for 2017.
For millennia, emeralds have been one of the most admired and sought after gemstones in the world. Though they adorned the Egyptian pharaohs and Roman emperors, emeralds achieved an exalted status when they returned to Europe in the 16th Century on the boats of Spanish Conquistadors from what is now South America. The most beautiful women in history and today wear green jewels - Cleopatra, Jackie Kennedy and Halle Berry to name but a few beautiful and famous ladies to choose green as their favourite colour gemstone. But now it’s time to bring this stunning and incredibly versatile colour to the forefront to join its already super popular yellow diamonds and blue sapphires.
Some people may advise against choosing an emerald for an engagement ring – suggesting that it’s a soft stone. But if you take care of your emerald engagement ring, you don’t work with your hands and you remove your emerald rings before you do anything like gardening, then there is no reason why your emerald engagement ring won’t last a lifetime. But emeralds are not the only beautiful green gemstone there are stunning green diamonds and crisp sparkling green sapphires to choose from to quench any urge to buy a green coloured gemstone for their engagement ring that represents love, fertility and balance.