Mens Emerald Ring brings good luck and enhances well being of the wearer. An Emerald, which is also known as “the stone of successful love,” provides sensitivity and loyalty to its wearers.
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An emerald ring captivates and lures men for many reasons.
The rich green of emerald is the color of spring season. As such emerald is an epitome of love and rebirth. Men, who love nature and greenery, fall in love with a mens emerald ring at first sight.
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Emerald is a birthstone for the month of May in US. Mens emerald ring is an obvious choice for men whose birthday falls in the month of May.
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Throughout history, the gemstone emerald has been treasured by rulers around the globe from the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan of ancient India (better known as the builder Taj Mahal) to the Monarchs of Spain and Cleopatra from Egypt. The royal association of the gemstone fascinates most men.
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A mens emerald ring reflects magnificence and splendor, both, as a simple elegant solitaire emerald ring or as an intricately crafted custom emerald ring. The important decisions you have to take while choosing a mens emerald ring is about the quality of the emerald gemstone, the choice of metal for the ring and the ring design.
Quality of gemstone Emerald in The Mens Emerald Ring
Carat Size of The Emerald Gemstone In Your Ring
Though large emeralds of good quality are extremely rare, they are very valuable in any size. Particularly, the price of the emerald rises sharply above half carat size. Emeralds are priced per carat, and the price per carat increases significantly for larger stones. To site an example, a one carat emerald gemstone of superb quality may cost $1000. But a three carat stone of similar quality will not just cost three times i.e. $ 3000; but rather cost in the vicinity of $8000.
If you view the mens emerald rings on amazon.com, you will see that the sizes of the gemstone range from 0.5 carats to under 3 carats. Accordingly you can choose a stone size in this range based on your budget.
Color of the emerald gemstone in your Mens Emerald Ring
Among the four Cs (cut, color, clarity & carat weight) used to determine the value of all gemstones, color is the key attribute that determines the value of an emerald. The fresh vivid green color of the spring grass after a rain is the most valuable color in an emerald. The color is described as ‘emerald green’.
Typically, the finest color emeralds originate from Colombia. Pure green emeralds, like the ones found in Columbia are preferred over the bluish green emeralds from the African continent.
Slightly bluish-green, green-green, and slightly yellowish-green are all described as top colors. Slightly yellowish green appear warmer while the slightly bluish-greens feel cooler. But, you should avoid the gray or brown tints in general.
The marvelous green of the emerald conveys harmony, love of Nature and elemental joie de vivre. Pliny commented that green gladdened the eye without tiring it. Green is perceived as fresh and vivid, never as monotonous. The emerald subtly changes its hue between the bright sunlight of the day and the artificial light of a lamp retaining its lively vigor in all its nuances.
Clarity of the emerald gemstone in your Mens Emerald Ring
Inclusions occur in emeralds as a rule rather than exception. An inclusion free emerald would be very valuable, but at the same time it would make it suspect of being an artificial stone. Connoisseurs affectionately refer to the inclusions as birthmarks of the stone.
In case of natural emeralds, clarity is comparatively a less important factor in determining the value. It is certainly not as important as their color. Inclusions are so common that they are not believed to lessen the beauty and value of an emerald gemstone.
That said, good clarity is still a desirable attribute. The stone should be transparent and light should be able to play inside it. A gemstone with too many inclusions that does not let light to pass through should be avoided. Good emeralds may differ in transparency levels but will not be opaque.
Though flawless clarity is not necessary to make an emerald very valuable, an entirely opaque emerald is also not worth much. An emerald might be of the best color, but if it is totally opaque, it is not considered precious at all.
Since flawless emeralds are so rare, a few inclusions are unavoidable. You should however, make sure that the fissures and inclusions do not run too deep as they might weaken the stone and render it prone to breakage with accidental impacts.
Cut of the emerald gemstone in your Mens Emerald Ring
The inherent brittleness and the fissures present in emerald make cutting a challenging task even for the most skilled cutters.
A special cut known as the ‘emerald cut’ has been developed particularly for emeralds. The clear design of this rectangular or square cut with its beveled corners and step-cut optimizes and displays the beauty of this valuable gemstone. At the same time this cut protects the stone from mechanical strain. The cut is highly effective in general for colored stones since it promotes better reflection of light and intensifies the the play of color.
Emeralds are also commonly cut in other classical shapes like round, oval, pear and marquise. If the uncut raw has too many inclusions, it may be cut into a gently rounded cabochon. Due to their rich color emeralds look spectacular in a smooth domed cabochon cut.
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Source of the emerald gemstone in your Mens Emerald Ring
Columbia is the most famous source of emerald & its most important producer followed by Brazil and Zambia. Emeralds from each of these countries have their own distinct characteristics.
If you are buying mainly or solely for color, Colombian stones have the best reputation. The emerald gemstones from Colombia are celebrated & prized for their shiny, vivid green color which is unadulterated by any blue tint. Their color is so prized that visible inclusions are accepted in these emeralds in return for the incomparable color. The rare Trapiche emeralds that have six rays emanating from the center also originate from Colombia.
Emeralds from Brazil are often available in larger sizes though their color may be lighter green than the ideal color. However, the finest Brazilian stones rival those of Colombia for color.
If clarity of the gemstone is your key concern, Zambian stones have fewer inclusions. Zambian emeralds with their dark rich, bluish green color are renowned for their exceptional clarity & crystalline appearance.
Other known producers of emerald are Afghanistan, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Russia.
Choosing the precious metal for your Mens Emerald Ring
The type of metal used for crafting a mens emerald ring plays an important role in showcasing the beauty of the stone.
An emerald being incredibly beautiful and expensive, jewelers tend to couple it with expensive and elite metals like gold and platinum. Silver is just not believed to be in the same league.
The magical combination of platinum and emerald bestows an amazingly attractive look to the platinum emerald men’s ring making it the most elegant and exclusive ring of the bunch. The inimitable white of Platinum contrasts exquisitely with the vivacious green of emerald creating a completely captivating look.
The same result can be achieved at a reduced cost with whitegold. Though white gold is not as exclusive as platinum it is in a more affordable range making it a popular medium for crafting mens emerald rings.
Yellow gold adds cheerful splendor and shine to the ring. The bright yellow of yellow gold presents an eye pleasing dichotomy with the vivid green of emerald.
The purity of gold to be used also has to be considered while choosing a mens emerald ring. A lower karat value represents a lower purity of precious metal, reducing the value of the ring. High karat value, yields a softer material unsuitable for jewelry purposes.
Fourteen karat gold is harder, sturdier and more durable than eighteen karat gold. You have a choice between fourteen karat or eighteen karat rings but some designs are better made in fourteen karat gold. An emerald ring with elaborate design or engraving is better carved in 14 karat gold. The design remains tidy without fading out owing to the intrinsic hardness of the metal. Afterall, a men’s ring has to endure more wear and tear than a women’s ring.
Furthermore, a softer metal with higher karat purity can result in a weak setting of the gemstone emerald and cause it to fall off without your knowledge.
A ten to fourteen karat men’s emerald ring crafted in white or yellow gold will be fine but you should not cross purity above 18 karats.
The weight of the metal also has to be substantial to achieve the solid masculine look for the ring as also to provide a secure setting to the emerald gemstone.
Setting the emerald gemstone in your Mens Emerald Ring
Emeralds can be set in just about any other setting you’d use for most other stones. The type of mounting used will depend on the suitability to the overall design of the ring. It is also a matter of you personal or creative preference.
A prong setting is considered less appropriate for a mens emerald ring. Mens ring obviously have to endure a more vigorous treatment. The prongs are more vulnerable to getting pried open and the stone more at risk of falling off. Sensitive skin is susceptible to getting injured by the prongs if they open up. If at all prongs are used make very sure they are solid & secure.
Snaptite setting is not recommended for setting of emeralds as the snapping action might crack the stone.
A more suitable setting is the one in which the stone is completely and solidly bordered with the ring metal. The stone is protected and shielded from accidental side impacts in this type of setting. It also prevents any accidental dislodging of the emerald.
Routine treatments of the emerald gemstone in your Mens Emerald Ring
The tiny cracks or fissures that are so characteristic of an emerald are routinely filled up with oil or raisin to minimize their visibility. Cedar oil, having a comparable refractive index, is often used in this commonly accepted practice. The treatment known as fissure-filling or oiling is not permanent and the emerald possibly will require re-oiling.
Caring for and cleaning your Mens Emerald Ring
Emerald is the variety of the mineral Beryl which has a substantial hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness. Even so, most emeralds are highly included resulting in brittleness and reduced resistance to breakage.
Moreover, most emeralds have been treated with oils. As such, you should not clean them in an ultrasonic cleaner or in hot soapy water or in steam as this may dislodge the oils making the inclusions more visible.
Clean your emerald in water at room temperature and use a really soft toothbrush to gently remove any accumulated grime. Cleaning should be completed quickly without prolonged exposure to water.
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