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The Emeralds To Go Big With This May


It’s emerald season! Ah, May. The month when spring weather (eventually, usually?) arrives and we get a three-day weekend to celebrate. And best of all, it’s the month of my birth.

Faberge emerald ring
Colours of Love ring in platinum with 13.69 ct. cushion-cut Gemfields Zambian emerald and 3.29 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Fabergé

Okay, maybe that’s only best of all for me. But this month I get to enjoy the glory of my birthstone on a more personal level than I do any other stone (there’s just something about calling it “your” birthstone, isn’t there?), and celebrate right along with it.

Graziela emerald earrings
Earrings in 18k white gold and green rhodium with emeralds and diamonds, $23,395; Graziela
Theo Fennell Kissing Frog ring
Kissing Frog ring in 18k yellow gold with 42.66 ct. emerald and 0.65 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Theo Fennell

I have a few small emeralds from when I was younger, and though I truly do cherish the gem, I haven’t felt much compelled to purchase more. The sole reason is this: When I put on a piece of jewelry, it’s super unlikely I have plans to take it off anytime soon. As emerald is fairly delicate, that doesn’t really bode well for me.

Anita Ko emerald heart ring
Heart ring in 18k yellow gold with 3.18 ct. emerald and diamonds, price on request; Anita Ko

That’s what got me to dreaming about an extra-extravagant emerald piece for myself. I mean, if I’m to be reminded to slip off a piece of jewelry for showers and sleep (and other potentially hazardous-to-gemstone activities), it might as well be a hunk of something fabulous that’s doing the reminding, right?

Margery Hirschey Gemfields earrings
Earrings in 22k yellow gold with Gemfields Zambian emeralds, $15,400; Margery Hirschey x Gemfields

A cocktail ring, a major necklace. A pair of earrings that you can feel the weight of, that smack you in the face (in a super good way) with the turn of your head. You know the kind.

Briony Raymond emerald ring
Serena ring in platinum and 18k yellow gold with cushion-cut emerald and diamonds, price on request; Briony Raymond

It won’t be this year, but perhaps in a few years, on an especially big birthday (I won’t say which one), I’ll procure my emerald dreamboat piece.

Nam Cho emerald earrings
Earrings in 18k yellow gold with Asscher-cut emeralds and diamonds, price on request; Nam Cho

Because, while I adore emerald in truly every shape, form, and size, there’s nothing quite like seeing it in all its mega glory. So as we celebrate May and all those born during this wonderful month, let’s enjoy these extravagantly excellent jewels that honor them just as well as they do the more-precious-than-precious gemstone.

Top: Eden drop earrings in 18k white, yellow, and rose gold with Colombian emeralds, natural pink diamonds, and trillion-cut white diamonds, price on request; Thelma West

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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