Our Guide to Exquisite Emerald Engagement Rings

Your Guide To Exquisite Emerald Engagement Rings


By E Sumner

The birth stone of May, the enchanting Emerald is a unique symbol of hope, faith and loyalty. The gem of goddesses, Emeralds were adored by Venus the goddess of love, as they represent eternal love, devotion and passion. It is also believed they act as a fertility charm for those wishing to grow their family in the future. This exotic gemstone shows paradise in its lush green, offering a calmness to its wearer. The unique appearance and symbolic story behind this stunning precious gemstone is a favourite among celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Halle Berry.

Chatham Lab-Grown Emeralds

Lily Arkwright offer an exquisite collection of ethical emerald engagement rings featuring Chatham Lab-Grown Emerald, which possess the finest colour and clarity only seen in the very best mined gems. The original creators of lab-grown Emeralds, Chatham have over 80 years experience growing gorgeous green Emerald crystals in an exclusive and extensive process which takes around a year to complete. This process involves naturally replicating the conditions, such as temperature, pressure and chemical makeup, in which Emeralds grow within the earth in a controlled environment, to create a gemstone physically, optically and chemically identical to mined Emeralds.

Choosing an Emerald Engagement Ring

From the choice of metal, cut of stone and ring setting, when choosing your Emerald engagement ring there is a lot to consider. To guide you along your engagement ring journey we've created a detailed guide to inspire you when finding the perfect Emerald engagement ring.

The Classic Emerald Cut

A classic Emerald cut Emerald stone is ideal for the traditionalists searching for a timeless piece to symbolise the eternal love between their self and their partner. This time honoured style is inspired by the art deco era, adored by those desiring a vintage design. An Emerald cut elongates the hand, creating a luxuriously elegant appearance for the wearer.

The Florence Emerald Solitaire is a beautiful choice for those wishing for a classic emerald cut Emerald engagement ring. This solitaire setting accentuates the stunningly vivid Emerald centre stone for a sophisticated, eye catching piece.

A Vintage Yellow Gold Pairing  

For a truly vintage inspired ring, pair your Emerald with an expertly crafted 18k yellow gold band. This flattering contrast of the vibrant Emerald centre stone adjacent to the yellow gold band creates a unique glow, alongside it's extraordinary appearance makes the ring unmissable on your hand.

We recommend trying a round cut Emerald centre stone to compliment a yellow gold band. The simplicity of this classic cut draws attention to the stunning Emerald centre stone and the incredible appearance its contrasting colours create.

Contemporary Halo Setting

Make your Emerald centre stone pop in a diamond halo setting. A halo shoulder set design provides a modern take on a vintage classic. This perfect pairing creates the appearance of extra brilliance and added shimmer, ideal for those dreaming of an impressively glamorous ring. If this is what you're looking for The Esme Chatham Lab-Grown Emerald & Diamond ring is a breathtaking choice. Delicately adorned with conflict-free diamonds meticulously placed surrounding the Emerald centre stone and along the rings shoulders, the Esme is a show stopping choice.

Modern Metals

A contemporary classic, white gold and platinum are the most popular metal choices for Emerald engagement rings. Subtle and understated, a white gold or platinum band allows the Emerald to take centre stage for a striking appearance.

A modern alternative to yellow gold, rose gold coupled with an Emerald centre stone creates a rare and unusual engagement ring suited to individuals who desire a unique engagement ring. Rose gold is a graceful way of complimenting the Emerald centre stone with colour whilst maintaining the rings beauty.

Lily Arkwright Grace Chatham® Lab Grown Emerald Solitaire 18k White Gold

Custom Design Your Emerald Engagement Ring

Can't find your dream Emerald engagement ring on our website? With our Lily Arkwright bespoke design package it is easier than you think to design and own a custom made engagement ring. Our expert design team can guide you through our bespoke design process from start to finish, offering full custom made designs to suit your personal tastes. This can include a variety of cuts of Emerald stones in customised settings to meet your every desire. Or, if you are looking to replace your current rings stone we hold a selection of loose Emerald stones which can be set in your current mount.


If you are interested in any of our Emerald engagement rings or have any further questions, please feel free to call us on 0161 537 6773, alternatively you can email one of our jewellery consultants at hello@lilyarkwright.com.