shape
carat
color
clarity

Please Show Me Your Emeralds

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by iLander, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. T L
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    22,516
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    by T L » Jun 28, 2019
    That’s a beautiful ring!! It looks so vintage!! Your emerald is so pretty!

    Yes, emeralds glow and look especially fabulous in low artificial lighting. They glow in sunlight too. Only poor quality ones look bad in most lighting situations, like the opaque ones you see at the mall.
     
    voce and Wanaka like this.
  2. Sungura
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    by Sungura » Jun 28, 2019
    Love this ring @Wanaka I think emeralds look great in white metals. I love that the baguettes cover your entire finger. So elegant.

    Would you please take some pictures from different angles.

    I’m so glad you love it. Emeralds are magical.
     
    Wanaka and T L like this.
  3. voce
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,945
    Joined:
    May 13, 2018
    by voce » Jun 28, 2019
    O.M.G. I wasn't aware that emeralds glow in low light environments. Seeing @Wanaka's emerald ring has finally woken up my love for emeralds. I think part of the reason I've resisted for so long is that I don't like big chunky rings on my fingers, but a smaller round set in a delicate ring will make me stop and hold my breath.
     
    TheGarnetGirl and Wanaka like this.
  4. Sungura
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    by Sungura » Jun 28, 2019
    Here is a possible “gateway emerald” ring idea for you @voce. All these rings are silver hex rings from Yvonne Raley. The emerald one on top was a OOAK listing she made from a hex earring. It’s lighter weight than her others and it was very inexpensive.

    BB586D79-C886-4D7C-9CC0-D3ACE944EA7E.jpeg
     
    


    


  5. voce
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,945
    Joined:
    May 13, 2018
    by voce » Jun 28, 2019
    When you show me this picture, the emerald is nice, but the 5-stone definitely steals the scene for me. Won't you tell me deets on that one? Is it spinels? Tourmaline?
     
  6. Wanaka
    Rough_Rock

    Messages:
    91
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    GardenLady21, leslie1956 and Sungura like this.
  7. Sungura
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    by Sungura » Jun 28, 2019
    It’s a garnet center, tanzanites and pale pink sapphires. It is my first ring from CRD. I wear it every week it seems. It pairs so well with all the blue and mulberry/purple I wear to work.

    Now back to emeralds!!!
     
    voce likes this.
  8. Rad_Fan
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,213
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2018
    by Rad_Fan » Jun 29, 2019
    @Sungura, have you decided what to do with your emeralds yet?
     
  9. Sungura
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    by Sungura » Jun 29, 2019
    Thanks for asking @Rad_Fan. I want to make a three stone with the smaller emerald. These two rings in my inspiration pics below are very close in size to my stone. I would use yellow gold or two tone

    Debating whether to list the round on LT to pay for the diamond sides or sell some other gem or ring. I am forever using setting funds to buy new stones.

    43C2E03D-B19D-4DFD-9EF7-D63F78754161.jpeg
     
    GardenLady21, T L, Rad_Fan and 2 others like this.
  10. Rad_Fan
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,213
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2018
    


    


  11. Sungura
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
  12. T L
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    22,516
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    by T L » Jun 29, 2019
    9F2A6B76-A965-4621-A179-70AF9E7196B0.jpeg For educational purposes, I wanted to post my brighter medium toned emerald next to my best paraiba. I adjusted the tone to what I see IRL, but the color is greener. My emeralds always photograph so poorly, they’re the only gems where I have to alter the photo to be more accurate. Despite this lack of green hue in the photo, the saturation and glow is more (not fully) accurate. The paraiba is darker than depicted because I adjusted the tone, but the emerald really gives the paraiba a run for the money. I bought this paraiba probably around 20 years ago.

    Incandescent light
     
    Luvallgems, MrsKMB, Wanaka and 2 others like this.
  13. Rad_Fan
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,213
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2018
    by Rad_Fan » Jun 29, 2019
    That 3stone is my favorite setting:love:! Melee isn't my cup of tea.
     
    T L likes this.
  14. leslie1956
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    670
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2017
    by leslie1956 » Jun 29, 2019
    Love that collection of hex rings, Sunguru!
     
    T L likes this.
  15. whitewave
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    8,088
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    by whitewave » Jun 29, 2019


    It will likely be 9+ months before it gets set. I’m leaning toward a toi et moi with a round AGS 000
     
    


    


  16. JPie
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    2,050
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2018
    by JPie » Jul 11, 2019
    How beautiful!

    Here’s my new-to-me emerald dating from the 19th century:
    7F06BF57-A262-46BF-BC5E-41E607583A0A.jpeg BE28A6BA-A76F-4AF0-94B6-4F618AC28FD0.jpeg 90D9714B-09C5-45E1-B540-EDD327F83D2C.jpeg DB8CA55B-D014-4E4D-91E0-31AC578955F4.jpeg
     
  17. T L
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    22,516
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    by T L » Jul 11, 2019
    1963F126-9ECF-45C3-8437-26A8BEEDC1D3.jpeg 2DCED7F5-7DCD-495E-8571-603C447ED6BB.jpeg The glow!
     
  18. T L
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    22,516
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    by T L » Jul 11, 2019
    Gorgeous vintage ring!!! Enjoy!
     
    Sungura and JPie like this.
  19. Rfisher
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,359
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    by Rfisher » Jul 11, 2019
    Beautiful eye candy on this thread!

    BEE6EA63-DA3E-4E83-ABDC-9F1442751FB9.jpeg CFE3AB91-25AD-4A1C-8E37-3EE00E13BD51.jpeg
    Hard to photo the same the glow I see
     
  20. Rad_Fan
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,213
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2018
    by Rad_Fan » Jul 11, 2019
    @Rfisher that 2nd picture is so yummy!
     
    Rfisher and Sungura like this.
  21. JPie
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    2,050
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2018
    by JPie » Jul 11, 2019
    I <3 this!
     
    Rfisher likes this.
  22. Sungura
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    by Sungura » Jul 11, 2019
    @JPie

    That’s a lovely ring. That emerald seems to be in great shape after all these years and looks to have good clarity too. The diamonds look great

    I think your ring is a great example of how a smaller emerald can have great presence in a ring.
     
    JPie likes this.
  23. Sungura
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    by Sungura » Jul 11, 2019
    Gah!!! Beautiful big cab. The glow must be great. This pic is awesome
     
    Rfisher likes this.
  24. JPie
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    2,050
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2018
    by JPie » Jul 11, 2019
    Thank you! There's definitely abrasions on the surface of the emerald, and the prongs have worn down to nothing in a couple of places. Luckily, every stone has six prongs, but it's definitely not for daily wear unless I get some restoration work done.
     
    Sungura and AV_ like this.
  25. Lilith112
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    106
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2019
    by Lilith112 » Jul 15, 2019
    This isn't mine... but someone needs to snap up this 4.52ct beauty:

    IMG_20190715_183247.jpg

    Yours for just USD65,000
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
    Sungura and AV_ like this.
  26. chrono
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    36,965
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2004
    by chrono » Jul 15, 2019
    I have to ban myself from looking at this thread!
     
    Crazie4Cuts, Sunshinelab and T L like this.
  27. Bluegemz
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    3,735
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2017
    by Bluegemz » Jul 15, 2019
    F21C0F30-12F6-4CDB-A9E6-C6EBDE21E584.png 695AF8C0-F656-49C2-A458-B016AEF8687D.png 19B56385-0F91-4954-8B0B-EDFECEA8E549.png
    AF743361-922E-4C53-BA44-E328FD64D74E.png
    2063EAA4-9E28-4C9F-B968-8CBFAEC57BEA.jpeg
    3FC18C44-7ABF-44BE-882F-F67F0212D1FB.jpeg
    7C1596A7-3ED6-4BCC-8F65-04A55FF06726.png
    A few pics of my emerald ring in mostly low light. Pics just never ever capture it. (And I’m not sure why these pics are so dull, but anyway...we know how to read between the lines in pictures, right? ) All this emerald love has me pulling her out lately and just appreciating her. Gratitude to all that contribute such consolidated knowledge here. What an asset and additional ‘facet’ that has been for me.

    Since I’m not a person who buys many of any one stone or particular shade of (mostly blues! ) color, and my choices are always intuitive, I’m grateful that I got her so long ago because it is the emerald that I was lucky enough to get. Honestly, we all need to be grateful for these amazing gems because not everyone in this world who wants one will ever get one. That’s the truth about our earth’s resources right now. So I’m in love with all of the emeralds posted, with a spirit of reverence! Keep on loving!
     
  28. T L
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    22,516
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    by T L » Jul 16, 2019
    @Bluegemz
    I can tell from some of your pics how velvety and beautiful your emerald is. It’s so difficult to capture that 3D velvety depth of color in 2D photos, let alone getting the correct hue. Photo stills and videos just fail miserably with deep colored emeralds.
     
    Bluegemz likes this.
  29. T L
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    22,516
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    by T L » Jul 23, 2019
    B98C2BFF-0224-4A11-92CF-25C84C9B50F8.jpeg I FINALLY got them all set. My newest emerald ring is the dark stone on my forefinger. My “ugly” emerald is the top one on my ring finger as it’s the most included, and my best stone is under it on the same finger. Here’s the happy family finally all together in one shot!!
     
  30. voce
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,945
    Joined:
    May 13, 2018
    by voce » Jul 23, 2019
    @T L :love::love::love: your emerald collection!

    I love the best one the best, the ballerina setting too. My second favorite is the one on top of your newest one you set, because even if the color of your newest one is better, I have a preference for lighter, not as chunky rings.

    Have you ever thought of renting out your beauties? I'd pay to join that club. :twisted2:
     
    leslie1956 and Grizelda like this.

Share This Page