A client came in for a special anniversary gift and decided to custom make an emerald and diamond band.
My client loves emeralds. We wanted to find something using emeralds that would be durable for daily wear. We decided upon a 14 karat white gold channel set band using princess cut emeralds and diamonds. The look of these gemstones together is fantastic, but a setting nightmare for a jeweler. Having to wrestle square stones into a channel of any kind is very difficult, but using emeralds is all but impossible. Emeralds are very fragile and can break very easily. Trying to set emeralds next to another stone in a channel is very hard. The job was accomplished and the ring turned out beautiful. This will be a great ring to add other stackable rings to either side, making a very interesting combination.
I was very lucky to find some absolutely gorgeous AA quality emeralds that turned out to be breathtaking once they were set. We also used G color, VS diamonds that sparkle in contrast to the emeralds beautifully. This was a very difficult custom project but the results are remarkable.