Emerald earrings are often paired with diamonds to truly set off their ocean-like depths. Often specifically used in vintage designs to make a statement of decadence and to catch the light, they make fabulous drop earrings or, as aforementioned, cluster earrings with white diamonds or pearls. Emeralds are used today to symbolise new beginnings, peace, security, and loyalty, making them beautiful gifts for loved ones. They’re also May’s birthstone, making the gift of vintage emerald earrings or an antique emerald ring even more meaningful.
Emeralds were popular long before the contemporary dress or costume jewellery trends; they were particularly prized in Ancient Egypt, with Cleopatra prizing them above all other precious stones. With this said, their popularity has only increased over recent years, with emerald engagement rings and other pieces of jewellery taking centre stage with many fashion houses and designers.
Their symbolism and alluring lustre has made them some of the more lucrative precious stones today. Antique emerald earrings are best suited to those with peachy or yellow undertones to their skin, otherwise known as a warm-toned complexion. They share this with ruby earrings and other deep, earthy-coloured precious stones because of their richness of colour. Naturally, though, we are firm believers in procuring and wearing the pieces that speak to you, so if you find a piece that you love, don’t hesitate to add it to your collection.
Colombian emeralds, with their intense green hue and exceptional quality, add an exotic allure to antique emerald earrings, making them a captivating choice for those who appreciate the rarity and vibrant beauty of these gemstones.