At Gemvara, we believe that the jewelry you wear should be one of a kind, like you. That's why we make each piece to order, one at a time, just the way you want it. Choose citrine and yellow gold or black onyx and palladium: it's your choice. Mix and match gems and precious metals for a look that's exactly you. It's jewelry for all life's occasions, from a wedding or birthday to your own personal milestones and celebrations. Gemvara uses only the highest quality materials to craft your jewelry design with meticulous attention to detail. Our precious metals are recycled or responsibly mined. Our wide selection of jewelry by Martha Gomez Gutierrez, David West, Jessica Behzad, and other talented designers means you can find jewelry that's exactly your style. You can also shop by style, choosing our Delicate, Twists & Curves, or Casual & Fun Collections. Gemvara's fine quality jewelry is designed to be passed down for generations to come, crafted by hand in the United States.
Because the rich green color of emerald is the color of spring, it has long symbolized love and new beginnings. Because emerald is the gem of Venus, emerald engagement rings are a very romantic choice.
Emeralds are the mark of a style icon: the Duchess of Windsor and Jackie Kennedy both wore emerald engagement rings.
When buying an emerald, the most important value factor is color.
Emeralds, among the rarest of gems, are almost always found with birthmarks or inclusions, often called the "jardin." Some imperfections are expected and do not detract from the value of the stone as much as with other gemstones. These fissures that are characteristic of emerald are traditionally filled with oil or resin to make them less visible to the eye.
Gemvara sells only natural vivid-green emerald in an exceptional engagement-ring quality.
Emerald is the birthstone for May and the gem of the 20th and 35th anniversary.
Although emerald is a very hard gem, emerald rings shouldn't be worn when working with your hands or exercising vigorously. Never clean an emerald ring in an ultrasonic or steam cleaner. Clean emerald by soaking in warm water: use a soft brush behind the stone where dust can collect.
Gemvara jewelry is designed to be made your own. Choose any piece and customize the gems and metals to suit your style. When you have it just the way you want it, we'll make the piece to order just for you. Make It Personal »