Though uncommon, emerald rings are a beautiful choice for an engagement ring. They come in different shades of green from yellow-green or a more blue-green stone. They are also durable and rank 7.5-8 on the hardness scale, but they do require more care than other gemstones.
There are a lot of different meanings such as hope, royalty, truth, abundance, growth, harmony, prosperity, luck and peace.
Emeralds actually tend to be more expensive than diamonds due to their rarity.
Emeralds can be worn every day, however, they are considerably softer than diamonds scoring on average 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale. It is advisable to refrain from handling the ring roughly as it can be chipped or scratched. The ring can be cleaned gently in soapy water every so often.
Common pairings of emeralds are based on the type of green the emerald is. A yellow-gold band is normally paired with a bluish-green emerald, whilst a white gold band may be paired with a yellowish-green emerald. These pairings balance the colors between the band and the emerald, making the gem appear more of pure green.