There’s something about emerald engagement rings that totally stops us in our tracks. That rich, vibrant green color. The elegant vibes they give off. The mysterious allure they have.
It’s safe to say we’re big fans of emerald engagement rings, and we’re sharing 33 of our absolute favorite emerald bands. From vintage to emerald cut emeralds, we’ve got you covered.
But before we dive into our favorite rings, let’s chat about all the important details you should know before buying an emerald engagement ring.
Expect Your Emerald Engagement Ring to Be Quite Delicate
Before buying an emerald engagement ring, it’s important to take note of the type of lifestyle you live and how often you want to be wearing your band.
Emeralds rank 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale. For perspective, diamonds are a 10 and rubies and sapphires are both 9’s. So essentially, they aren’t as tough or durable as the other precious stones.
Meaning, if you live a very active or outdoorsy lifestyle, an emerald engagement ring might not be the best option (unless you plan on swapping our for a silicone band often!).
Since emeralds are so delicate, you’ll want to be gentle when cleaning them as well. Soap and water should do the trick!
Consider Whether You Love Emeralds With Small Imperfections
Emerald engagement rings come in various shades of green (vibrant greens and blue/greens tend to be the highest quality!) and different levels of clarity (how many inclusions the emerald contains).
Do you want an emerald with imperfections in it? Then an emerald with inclusions could be perfect.
Less inclusions in your emerald can drive up the price, so if you love those little details and imperfections, you’re basically getting deal for a design element you love!
Some inclusions can increase the price though, and other inclusions can impact the structure of your gem, so always do your research first!
It’s pretty normal for emerald engagement rings to have these inclusions, and stylistically it’s much more embraced than with diamonds.
Emeralds Are Perfect For Those With May Birthdays
In case you didn’t know, emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. So if you’re buying an engagement ring for your partner and they or you were born in May, they make for a super meaningful gem choice.
We love it when engagement rings have a story or meaning behind them, and this is such a fun way to incorporate a story into your engagement ring selection process!
Our 34 Favorite Emerald Engagement Rings
We’ve hand-picked our favorite emerald engagement rings and have broken them down by style.
So whether you’re looking for a vintage emerald, an emerald cut emerald, something pear shaped, or anything in between, there’s something for you!
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Vintage Emerald Engagement Rings
There’s something so timeless and gorgeous about emerald engagement rings with a vintage inspiration. We’ve selected our personal favorites with a vintage style!
The Art Nouveau style was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s and was known for its distinct curves, flourishes, and floral inspirations.
We love that this vintage-inspired emerald engagement ring is a subtle nod to this era, with some hints of Art Deco as well.
The delicate floral detailing on this vintage inspired emerald rose gold engagement ring is similar to the ring styles common in the Victorian era. We are loving the romantic look it gives off!
Art Deco lovers will love this emerald engagement ring which is reminiscent of the Art Deco style, which we absolutely love!
It manages to feel fun, playful, and sophisticated all at the same time: a signature stamp of Art Deco.
We are swooning over this three piece vintage inspired emerald stack set! It has an Art Deco, vintage inspired style that would totally be at home in the 1920’s (one of our favorite eras!).
With Art Deco design being so geometric and distinct, finding wedding bands and accent bands can be a bit of a challenge, which is why it’s so awesome that this Etsy designer offers them as a stack set (and for a total steal, too!). We need.
One of the prettiest things about vintage emerald engagement rings are the intricate, delicate details they incorporate into the design, and this ring is no exception!
We love the contrast of a single, minimal oval emerald gemstone with the engraved flourishes in the gold band. So perfect!
Pear Shaped Emerald Rings
Whether you love the classic look of an upright pear-shaped emerald or the modern feel of a tilted pear, we’ve got you covered.
We are obsessed with the hand-crafted look of the emerald center stone on this engagement ring. And how gorgeous is the little accent diamond next to it?! Love love love.
The bezel set gives the ring a modern touch as well, which looks incredible when contrasted with the more organic, hand-cut vibe of the emerald stone.
How lovely is this tilted pear shaped emerald band?! We love the slightly antiqued look of the 18K gold band and the perfectly imperfect cut of the emerald center stone.
Quite possibly one of THE MOST unique pear shaped emerald engagement rings we’ve ever seen! This gem of a band is a total work of art, and we love how each emerald looks like a little green leaf.
Emerald Cut Emerald Rings
This one might just be our favorite style of emerald ring! We love the iconic look of an emerald cut emerald ring.
It’s what typically comes to mind when you think of emerald engagement rings, and it’s a classic for good reason.
We cannot get over how gorgeous this emerald cut emerald ring is! Its simple, minimalist design really helps the distinct emerald cut stand out.
Sometimes the simplest bands and designs are the best way so show off an emerald with a beautiful cut like this.
Emerald cut emerald rings are so versatile, and we love how this one swings to the completely opposite end of the design spectrum with a more intricate, romantic design!
The halo has a more curvy look to it, as do the diamond accents on the band itself. So dreamy!
How pretty is the vibrant, almost minty color of this emerald cut emerald engagement ring?! With a color like this, the modern, simple band choice is absolute perfection.
We especially love how the emerald is on a platform, really making it stand out!
In case you didn’t know, Cleopatra was a huge fan of emeralds, and we can’t help but think this ring is totally the type of ring she’d love.
It has this look that makes it feel like maybe it could be a couple thousand years old, while still being totally timeless.
Inspired by the Cleopatra’s love for emeralds, this emerald ring is a STUNNER! With tapered baguette diamonds on the side, this was inspired by a queen, but can be worn by all queens!
To say this ring is a showstopper would be a complete and utter understatement. We’re sure of it, you’ll turn heads in this stunner.
This emerald engagement ring is perfect if your partner wants a classic style!
The emerald cut emerald is iconic, and the halo design gives a dressed up feel and really puts the emerald on a pedestal, allowing the vibrant green to really show off.
Emerald Solitaire Rings
It goes without saying that emeralds truly know how to stand out on their own, and one of the best ways to showcase that is with an emerald solitaire engagement ring. These are our favorites!
Classic meets modern in this emerald baguette. Shown here with a crenelated eternity band, it is designed to be stacked with any number wedding bands in the lolide ollection. This ring uses a lab-grown emerald. These stones are genuine emeralds but are lab created so they have a cleaner look, more consistent color, hold up better over time and most importantly have less environmental impact – a big win in our book!
It’s easy for emerald solitaire engagement rings to feel super modern, but if you’re into more of the earthy, boho vibe, you will be obsessed with this beauty.
We especially love the textured, handcrafted feel of the 18K gold band. It’s unlike anything else.
The design of this emerald solitaire ring is so special and different. The thicker width band feels fresh and modern, especially paired with a tilted oval emerald stone.
But we also love the warm, handmade feel that the milgrain detail on the bezel setting gives to the ring!
This emerald engagement ring is perfect for anyone who loves an ultra-modern look! This solitaire emerald ring is set in rose gold with delicate details.
This is perfect for the bride looking for a modern emerald engagement ring – and we love how they paired it with the wedding band!
We can’t get over how sweet and delicate this gold leaf emerald solitaire engagement ring is! If your partner loves being out in nature, it doesn’t get any better than this stunner.
Princess Cut Emerald Rings
They’re fit for a princess! These are our favorite princess cut emerald engagement rings!
Princess cut emerald rings are a classic, but we love that this emerald engagement ring is a little different. With a tilted square gem and a bypass style band, this isn’t your usual princess cut, and we love that it has its own style!
The ultimate delicate princess cut emerald engagement ring! We love how dainty and sweet this band is. A tiny ring that makes a huge statement.
We love that this emerald engagement ring pairs a princess cut emerald with two circular stones as well. And the diamond accents along the band give the ring an elevated dressed up look that’s oh so pretty!
Rose Gold Emerald Engagement Rings
We love the pink tint that rose gold gives a ring, and it’s perfect if you’re going for a romantic or boho vibe. Here are the rose gold emerald engagement rings we’re adoring!
If you ask us, the marquise cut is severely underrated. When it comes to cuts that work beautifully with emerald engagement rings, emerald cut and marquise cut immediately come to mind because of the regal feel they give off.
This ring pairs that gorgeous cut with the softness of rose gold for a ring that feels warm, yet upscale.
Other Fun Emerald Designs We’re Loving
Not every emerald engagement ring fits into a specific design box, and these rings each have distinct looks that we couldn’t quite categorize but are fully obsessed with!
Calling all queens! If you want an emerald ring that feels like a work of art, you’ve officially found the one. We’re pretty sure this beauty stopped us dead in our tracks.
The incredible crown-like design basically speaks for itself, but this emerald engagement ring is fit for royalty, if you ask us.
It’s easy for engagement rings these days to kind of all feel the same. You have the same cuts, the same design features, the same stones.
But this emerald ring really stands out. It has a handcrafted feel to it that gives it an artisan vibe.
And the attention to detail is unmatched, from the milgrain detail (aka the tiny dots) around the diamonds to the little cuts in the bezel set around the emerald center stone.
We love it when engagement rings have their own distinct, non-traditional design to them, and this emerald ring does exactly that.
Rather than the typical center stone, this beauty incorporates a lovely row of small emeralds, dotting a stunning gold band.
For lovers of modern and clean shapes, this ring is a perfect fit. With a unique trillion emerald and white diamond clusters, this is the perfect dainty engagement ring set in 14k gold or a perfect May birthstone ring.
Essentially, this emerald ring is the perfect fit for those who want an emerald ring, but also some diamonds!
Sunbursts are a classic Art Deco staple, and frankly, we’re totally in love with them! They’re fun and energetic.
And we especially love how stunning this emerald engagement ring looks with the diamond sunburst halo. It’s both elegant and playful.
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