Emerald engagement rings – Things you might want to know
Emerald engagement rings are for women, prepared to take special care of their jewellery. Although beautiful and expensive, the emerald is not as hard as the sapphire and very far from the diamond. Natural emeralds are usually included and most of them are oil treated to improve their clarity and colour. There is a saying that the colour in the emerald comes with the inclusions. Emerald is the saturated green variety of beryl and less pale green variety, under the name of green beryl, comes in much bigger (and cheaper) almost flawless chunks. The most important quality of the emerald however is its colour. This said, the green colour of this beautiful stone is very specific and not available in harder gem varieties like sapphire, so the uniqueness of emerald engagement ring is guaranteed. So what exactly is to take special care of your emerald ring? First is important to keep the ring away from thermal shock. while is is unlikely that anyone will wash hands with boiling water, placing the hot emerald in cold water could result in cracks weakening the stone’s structure. Emerald engagement rings have to be removed before domestic hand work and physical activities. Exposing the emerald ring to household acids (vinegar, lemon juice)may affect the oil treatment of the stone resulting in discoloration. This however can be remedied by re-oiling the stone. While even diamond can be shattered with a serious blow on a hard surface, the emerald can take far less banging. There is a positive site of learning to be more careful with your ring. That way not only the emerald but the rest of the ring too will keep its crisp condition end require less maintenance. More designs for emerald rings can be found in the sapphire engagement rings and ruby engagement rings sections, since in most models the main stones are interchangeable.