7 Most Expensive Emerald Rings You Can Find
Wondering how expensive emerald gemstones can be? They are very popular gemstones that people love to invest in because they can sell for more in the future.
We have listed 7 of the most expensive emerald gemstone rings below and their value.
1. The Rockefeller Emerald
This very popular emerald ring was sold by Christie’s in 2018 for $5,511,500. It was owned by the wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. as a brooch in 1930. When she passed away, her son David Rockefeller had jewelers set the stunning 18.04-carat emerald into a ring.
At $5,511,500, the Rockefeller emerald ring remains the highest and most expensive price ever sold for an emerald. The ring is made of a platinum and gold band, and the single stone is mounted on prongs.
2. The Afghan Emerald
In 2015, this rare emerald ring sold for HK$17,560,000. The emerald was obtained from one of the rarest mines in the world which is located in the Panjshir Valley near Kabul, Afghanistan.
It is made from an exclusive full round silver band, with a massive 10.11-carat emerald ring set in the center. It is valued at $225,000 per carat and is known as the most expensive emerald gemstone obtained from Afghanistan.
3. Magnificent Unnamed Emerald and Diamond Ring
In 2013, this 61.35 ct jewel sold for $4.6 million at Sotheby’s in New York. The diamond was modified to a square cut and set in a ring surrounded by 17-carat marquise and pear-cut diamonds.
The band of the ring was a beautiful yellow gold, and the emerald itself was said to be of Colombian origin. It only required a minimal improvement in clarity.
4. The Chalk Emerald
Although this emerald diamond ring is not for sale, it is in a museum. This masterpiece is one of the most expensive you can find in the world. It is a 61 stone ring made of two beautiful types of stones, emerald, and diamond.
The Chalk Emerald originally weighed 38.4 carats until it was later trimmed and set in a platinum and gold ring surrounded by 60 pear-shaped diamonds. Diamonds total 15 ct. This extraordinary piece is currently in the Gem Gallery of the National Museum of Natural History, weighing 37.8 ct.
5. The Dupont Emerald
For nearly 49 years, this precious stone remained hidden in a drawer, insured for only $25,000. It was owned by Jessie Dupont, an art lover who died in the 1970s.
When she passed away, she bequeathed her 9.11-carat ring to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where it remained until 2019. It was later auctioned off and sold for $1.65 million.
The Dupont Emerald is a Belle Epoque creation by Tiffany & Co.
6. The Stotesbury Emerald
This emerald ring is so legendary; three American collectors owned it: Evelyn Walsh McLean, May Bonfils Stanton, and Eva Stotesbury. Weighs 34ct.
This stunning piece is made from a giant hexagon-shaped emerald stone set in a gold platinum band. The gem itself is surrounded by tiny pear-shaped diamonds around its base.
It sold for a million dollars at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction.
7. Green Emerald and Diamond 3-Stone Ring
This ring valued at $316,100 is one that you will love. His band is made of beautiful pure platinum and 18k yellow gold. It features a large chunk of Colombian green emerald set on top of the band and is flanked on either side by two-color trapezoid-shaped diamond stones.
This emerald ring has its emerald stone weighing 14.88 ct. Its combination of 3 stunning gemstones and a beautiful colored band make this ring worth every dollar. You can find it currently for sale at Leibish.