Emerald gemstone rings are among the most expensive pieces of jewelry on the market, sometimes even more expensive than diamond rings.
Emerald gemstones are bright green gemstones that many jewelers like to set into metal rings to give them that extra appeal that grabs the attention of many. They are suitable for gifts, engagement rings, personal ring collections and even engagement rings.
Emerald gemstones are very attractive to the eye and their owners for many reasons. One of them, of course, for their aesthetic appeal. But did you know that emerald rings used to be popular jewelry because of their anti-inflammatory effects?
Many people would give emerald rings and jewelry to their loved ones if they had problems with swelling around or in the eyes. No wonder why emeralds are considered one of the most expensive gems in the world today.
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The 7 Most Expensive Emerald Rings You Can Find
Want to know how expensive emeralds can be? These are very popular gemstones that people love to invest in because they can sell for more in the future.
Below we have listed the 7 most expensive emerald gemstone rings and their cost.
1. Rockefeller Emerald
This very popular emerald ring was sold at Christie's in 2018 for $5,511,500. This brooch belonged to the wife of John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1930. When she passed away, David Rockefeller, her son, had the jewelers set an impressive 18.04 carat emerald on the ring.
The $5,511,500 Rockefeller emerald ring remains the most expensive and highest price ever sold for an emerald. The ring is made of a platinum-gold band, and one stone is fixed on top of the teeth.
2. Afghan emerald
In 2015, this exceptional emerald ring sold for HK$17,560,000. The emerald was mined in one of the rare mines in the world, found in the Panjshir Valley, near Kabul, Afghanistan.
It consists of a unique round silver band with a huge 10.11 carat emerald ring in the middle. It costs $225,000 per carat and is known as the most expensive emerald from Afghanistan.
3. Magnificent nameless emerald and diamond ring
In 2013, this 61.35-carat piece was sold at Sotheby's in New York for $4.6 million. The diamond was changed to a square cut and placed in a ring surrounded by 17 carat marquise and pear cut diamonds.
The ring on the ring was of fine yellow gold, and the emerald itself was said to be Colombian origin. Only minimal sharpening was required.
4. Chalk Emerald
Although this emerald diamond ring is not for sale, but is in a museum. This masterpiece is one of the most expensive in the world. This 61-stone ring is made from two beautiful stones: an emerald and diamonds.
The chalk emerald originally weighed 38.4 carats, but was later recut and set in a platinum and gold ring surrounded by 60 pear-shaped diamonds. The total weight of the diamonds is 15 carats. This unusual piece is currently in the Gem Gallery at the National Museum of Natural History and weighs 37.8 carats.
5. Dupont Emerald
For nearly 49 years, this gem remained hidden in a desk drawer, insured for just $25,000. It belonged to Jessie Dupont, an art lover who died in the 1970s.
When she passed away, she bequeathed her 9.11 carat ring to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where it remained until 2019. It was later auctioned off for $1.65 million.
The Dupont Emerald is a Belle Epoque creation by Tiffany & Co.
6 Stotesbury Emerald
This emerald ring is so legendary; it was owned by three American collectors: Evelyn Walsh McLean, May Bonfils Stanton and Eva Stotesbury. Weighs 34 carats.
This stunning piece is made from a giant hexagon emerald encased in a band of platinum gold. The gemstone itself is surrounded by tiny pear-shaped diamonds all around the base.
It sold for $1 million at Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels Auction.
7. Three-stone ring with green emerald and diamond
You will love this $316,100 ring. Their bracelet is made from beautiful pure platinum and 18K yellow gold. It features a large piece of Colombian green emerald sitting on top of the ring and is flanked on both sides by two tone trapezoid cut diamonds.
This emerald ring features a 14.88 carat emerald stone. The combination of 3 impressive gemstones and a beautifully colored strap makes this ring worth every dollar spent. You can find it currently on sale at Leibish.
Green with envy
So, here it is. Some of the most expensive emerald rings you can find in the world. If you like emerald gemstone rings, you can get them too without breaking the bank.
You can talk to a jeweler to create stunning emerald jewelry that weighs less than the ones featured in this post, or find amazing emerald gemstone rings online at trusted jewelry stores.