Emeralds: Antiquated Or Ageless?

August 19, 2022

Modern emerald jewelry is not hard to find, especially here at Array, and here’s what you should be looking for.

Antiquated or Ageless?

Most people have this antiquated idea of emeralds: set in old tarnished gold, worn by ancient empresses, representing an elite class far outside the reach of the average citizen. Well, we’re here to challenge that. There’s no debate that emeralds are old - almost 3 billion years old. Cleopatra was known to love emeralds, and they became some of the most coveted gems in ancient Asian and South American Civilizations nearly 5,000 years ago. Their value and preciousness have withstood the tides of time, but there has never been a time quite like now. Modernization is the predominant conductor, whether it be technology, language, or entertainment, and jewelry trends are not immune.

With Diamonds?

If you want to make anything shine, just add diamonds. I think that’s something every girl learns from a young age, and it actually holds true here. Surrounding an emerald with diamonds not only adds a modern touch but also accentuates the vibrancy of the emerald. Add an emerald band to the middle of a diamond band ring stack, or make your emerald earrings pop with a pair of diamond huggies. There are so many ways to incorporate diamonds into your emerald jewelry look that can modernize, accentuate, and add depth to your outfit.

With Analogous Colors?

If you don’t remember learning about analogous colors in that one middle school art class, don’t worry, we got you. If you take a look at the color wheel, analogous colors are those immediately to the right and left of your starting color. The harmonious nature of these tones are often serene and pleasing to the eye. Translated into jewelry terms, sapphires (blue) and peridot (light green) are analogous colors with emeralds (dark green) and will often look amazing when paired together. Stack sapphire and emerald rings and earrings, and layer sapphire and emerald necklaces for a vibrant and modern look.

With Yellow Gold?

I know what you’re thinking, emeralds and yellow gold are notoriously antique-y. Well, you’re right, they can be, but they can also be modern! How? Add diamonds, or sapphires, or interesting and geometric silhouettes. Yellow gold itself is an analogous color to the deep emerald green which is why that combination has been favored all these years, and why the combo will continue to be timeless. If you don’t know where to look for modern emerald jewelry, we can hook you up!