The passage of time has had its effect on fashion trends which in turn has influenced the world of jewelry design and production. This is evident in the history of jewelry from ancient times to the present. The early 19th century, for example, brought profound changes in fashion and jewelry design. The waistline in ladies outfits dropped to a more realistic and natural position and marked the end of Napoleonic classicism. The long years of war in Europe, for example resulted in scarcity of precious metals and stones, leading to more extensive use of semi-precious stones.
Diamonds & Emeralds Combined
From the 19th to the 21st century, diamonds and emeralds. have maintained their popularity amongst all precious stones. They were used in Victorian tiaras and naturalistic brooches, in the geometric patterns of Art Deco jewelry to create the quintessential Deco characteristic of color-contrasting aesthetic, in the 1940’s opulent and bold bangle bracelets of Boucheron in Paris depicting diamond and emerald adorned scrolls and fan silhouettes and in the contemporary jewels
Emerald is the most famous member of the beryl family. Legends endowed the wearer “with the ability to foresee the future when emerald was placed under the tongue, as well as to reveal truth and be protected against evil spells”.
Diamonds are not necessarily colorless! Fancy colored diamonds are gaining increasing g popularity and have added to the variety of precious stones available for engagement and cocktail rings.
Emeralds and diamonds combined have represented the most exquisite pieces of jewelry designed by master craftsmen of the field such as Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels. The Edwardian era (beginning of the 20th century) appeared to consider a preference for diamond merely due to the jewelry design of the era and the exclusive monochromatic feature of Edwardian rings, necklaces bracelets and brooches.
Emeralds have a powerful, dazzling color, so they look too flashy during the day, especially at work. They are best for evening and formal wear. Diamonds, on the other hand, are tougher and suitable for daily activities. Because of their transparency, they lend a subtle but stunning touch to any outfit. It’s just a matter of using small pieces, like simple earrings or a small pendant.
Talking about sizes, both, emeralds and diamonds can vary. You just have to choose which one is right for you. This decision could also be influenced by the occasion. Using very large or flashy jewelry for a job interview is inappropriate. Likewise, wearing very simple, miniscule jewelry pieces for gala events would probably be negligible. Finally, the color: diamonds, because of their clarity and neutral tone, they go well with all the colors, so you can combine them with any almost anything. On the contrary, emeralds are not very versatile, and their bright green color may clash with most colors, so you should wear neutral tones, reducing your chances of outfits.