6 Emerald Jewels for May and Always

Emerald may no longer be designated Color of the Year, but as a precious gemstone, it’s guaranteed to be near the top of our wish lists no matter what the trendsetters say. As a May baby, I’ve had a somewhat odd relationship with the stone. The grass is always greener, so I often wished my birthstone had been instead aquamarine or peridot— something with a bright pop of color. Now that I’ve gotten older, I realize how lucky I am to call it my own. The stone is rich, and I love the inclusions and striations unlike any other stone that are so valued in emerald (ever hear someone say an included diamond has character? Didn’t think so). And the designs just keep getting better. Here are six new emerald designs to Marketplace that I certainly wouldn’t mind receiving for my birthday this year.

Click each image for more information on designer, carat weight, and price.

Aliva Gil 6 ct. Colombian emerald ring

Akiva Gil


Facet Barcelona natural emerald and imperial topaz earrings

Facet Barcelona


Yael Designs Lore emerald ring

Yael Designs


Bayco Colombian emerald cabochon earrings



Sebastien Barier vintage-inspired rings

Sabastien Barier, Paris


Royal India rose-cut diamond and emerald earrings

Royal India USA

Need some help getting these into your showcases? Contact me at bsiminitz at jckonline dot com.

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