Green Gemstones

Pedro Calderon de la Barca once said, “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” Now, this is a color we can get on board with! Green is the color of life and nature and we absolutely love to incorporate it into our pieces at W.R. Metalarts.

 

Here are some of our favorite green stones to work with...


Peridot 

Peridot can also be referred to as chrysolite. It is a stunning green gemstone that is considered to have the coloring of spring grass. It ranks at a 6.5-7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale making it a wonderful and durable stone to incorporate into your next jewelry piece such as a pendant!

Oval Cabochon Peridot in platinum ring with mossy vine texture

 Sapphire 

As we’ve discussed in our other gemstone blogs, sapphires can be found in virtually every color… including (you guessed it) green! Green sapphires are extremely vibrant in hue and can range from a deep emerald to a light seafoam.

Sapphires are extremely resilient (rated a 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale) and absolutely stunning. We love working with Montana sapphires especially because we can ensure that they are sourced to the highest standards of ethics and sustainability in the mining industry. Sapphires symbolize wisdom and creativity making them a perfect stone for the creative in your life!

Green Sapphire Solitaire Engagement Ring in Rose Gold with Matching Bands

 

 

 Tourmaline

Tourmaline can also be found in a wide variety of colors. Green tourmaline, which is also known as Verdelite, is widely known for its supposed healing properties. It is thought to bring a flow of wholesome energy to the wearer! Excuse us while we wear tourmaline every day...

Nested-V engagement ring with a square green tourmaline center stone and a Rose Gold, White and Silver Mokume Band

Emerald

When thinking of green stones, emerald is generally the first stone that comes to mind.  Emeralds are stunning, elegant stones that make the perfect accent or spotlight to any jewelry piece. They score a 7.5-8 on the Mohs Hardness Scale and are a variety of Beryl along with aquamarine.

Emeralds often have inclusions when not created in a lab but that just makes them all the more unique!

Heirloom emerald in bezel setting on platinum band with birch texture and leaf design 


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