15 New Emerald Jewelry Styles To Wear Now and Always

Emeralds are a worthy addition to your jewelry collection in just about any form, but many jewelry lovers have been moving them to the tops of their wishlists recently. 

One reason might be the “garden” of extraordinary emeralds seen at recent red carpet events. Some of the most glamorous “greenery” popped up at the 2024 Met Gala (see Demi Moore in Cartier and Cardi B in A. Jaffe) in early May and a week or so later, at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, where the actress Aubrey Plaza accessorized her luminous ivory Loewe gown in an emerald-laden “Luxuriant Oasis” by Piaget.

Those who have even passing interest in fashion may find that their affinity for emerald jewels has intensified because the color green is a new favorite, whether it’s Bottega Veneta’s signature Kelly Green or the olive green (what some are calling “dirty martini green”) that dominated the Fall/Winter 2024 runways (at Chloé, Gucci, Fendi, Saint Laurent, and Burberry).

Taylor Swift stepped out in serpent-green sequins at the 2024 Golden Globes (fans went wild for the Gucci gown and its Bad Reputation vibes). And emeralds frequently make auction headlines: For example, the Amazon Queen emerald pendant, clocking in at 280.84 cts., recently sold for 2,782,500 CHF ($3,054,738.4) at a Phillips Geneva sale.

Meanwhile, fine jewelry designers at all ends of the price-point spectrum are putting emerald-centric collections forward with unabashed enthusiasm. Columbian emeralds—those from the Muzo mine in particular—are still considered the finest around with Zambian emeralds, prized for their durability and minimal inclusions, a newer, highly desirable addition to the jungle-leaf landscape.

Below, we share quite a few fresh picks along these lines and luckily you don’t have to be born in May to wear them. But if emerald is your birthstone, you have the perfect excuse to go for the green. And if you need further justification for such a purchase? You have our full support.

11 ct. emerald ring in platinum with D-color, internally flawless diamonds, price on request; Robert Procop

Gismondi necklace

Ssenza di Noi collar necklace in 18k white gold with more than 25 cts. t.w. eeralds and 26 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Gismondi

Ring with emerald-cut diamond and emerald-cut emerald side stones in platinum, price on request; Oscar Heyman

Khartoum II Khiry Greenwich St. in 18k gold with emeralds, $16,500; Khiry, available at Greenwich St. Jewelers


Revival midi nouveau emerald necklace in 14k gold with diamonds, $5,300; Park Ford

Arch of Heaven earrings in Vak Arch of Heaven earrings in 18k gold white gold and black rhodium with emeralds, portrait-cut diamonds, and brilliant-cut diamonds, $26,900; Vak Jewels, available at Just One Eye

Providence five-drop emerald necklace in 14k gold, $520; Haverhill

From top: Muzo Essentials emerald ring in 18k gold, $4,500; Chroma Ludlow cocktail ring with Zambian emerald in 18k gold, $7,500; Chroma Cleo ring with Zambian emerald in 18k gold, $19,500; all available at Greenwich St. Jewelers 

Fairy Dust emerald ring in in 18k gold, $1,700; Elizabeth Moore

Bezel set emerald bracelet in 14k gold, $1,385; Eriness

Art Deco necklace in platinum with Colombian emeralds and diamonds (converts to two bracelets), $535,000; M.S. Rau

Gabriel and co. emerald bracelet.

Emerald bangle in 14k white gold, $7,200; Gabriel & Co. 


Top photo: Linette ring with Zambian emerald and diamonds in 18k white gold with black rhodium, $1,877; Savolinna