Emeralds are stunning stones, with a rich, radiant green that has made it one of the most popular gemstones throughout history. Its brilliant green color is associated with springtime, making it the birthstone for May and a perfect 20th anniversary gift to celebrate a springtime marriage. Learn more about 20 year anniversary gifts, and find the perfect vintage emerald ring for your loved one in our extensive yet carefully curated collection.
About 20 Year Anniversary Gift
Emeralds are a type of beryl, like aquamarine. Unlike aquamarine, though, it is very rare to find an emerald without inclusions, which are sometimes referred to as the stone’s jardin (French for garden). This makes every emerald on the market different from all the others. Most emeralds on the market are treated with oil, resins, or other materials to enhance their appearance. This is considered a standard treatment.
20 Year Anniversary Ring Designs
Vintage emerald rings have predated the period of funding wars and, therefore, can ease your mind that your emerald jewelry is, in fact, ethical and conflict free.
Durability - Emeralds rate a 7.5 to 8 on the Moh's scale and it's overall green coloration is caused by chromium and vanadium impurities that are incorporated into its hexagonal crystal structure. That crystal structure gives emeralds good hardness.
- The Big Four - Emerald is part of the “big four” of gems: diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.
- Emerald Mines - Most emeralds today come from South America, especially Brazil and Colombia, but there are also sources in Africa, especially Ethiopia, Madagascar, and Zambia.
Emerald Meaning - Emeralds have long been associated with the rebirth, fertility and renewal of the earth and nature.
Find The Perfect Anniversary Ring
These precious pieces are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detail. If you’re looking for an emerald ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of 20 year anniversary gifts today.