he emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the wearer foresight, good fortune and youth. Legend has it that Cleopatra would present visiting dignitaries with her likeness carved into large emeralds. Once the preferred gemstone of Indian royalty, the stone is a member of the beryl family and has adorned a multitude of famous women throughout history and is often spotted on red carpets today.
There is a lot of whimsy and legend associated with this birthstone, and emerald jewellery is said to have the healing and metaphysical powers of allowing wearers to tell the future. Variations of this lush green colour evoke regeneration and new growth. From deep, vivid greens to lighter, subtle hues— the enchanting gem makes a statement, no matter the shape and size.
As it signifies renewal of life and is said to promote loyalty, the viridescent gemstone also serves as a traditional 20th-anniversary present. Whether you are in search of a dainty charm to add a pop of colour to your ensemble or you want a cocktail ring that grabs eyeballs, scroll through for Vogue’s edit of emerald jewellery pieces that range from vintage-inspired to modern, minimalist designs: