Published 11/19/2020 by Bethany Milsom

Full of life and vitality, green jewelry is a staple of every jewelry collection. Its colorful yet sophisticated vibes will bring new life to your style. And with so many hues of green gemstones to choose from, finding the next gorgeous necklace, grand ring, or graceful bracelet in the color green will be a breeze!

When we say that everything is greener on Jedora, we mean that the pop of color and tranquil vibes of green jewelry make it the obvious choice for your next jewelry purchase. So why not learn more about the fascinating symbolism and style options of green jewelry, as well as the fabulous array of green gemstones that freshen and invigorate your look? 
 

Green Symbolism

Green symbolizes a lot of different things, depending on where you are in the world. But one thing everyone can agree on? Green is the most restful and relaxing color to the human eye. 

Green is thought to enhance vision, stability and endurance. Many believe that green can actually help alleviate anxiety, depression and nervousness - it might be worth a try! Other cultures believe that green brings a sense of hope, health, adventure and rebirth.

Green can also encourage self-control, compassion and harmony - which makes sense when you think about nature. The color green is directly associated with nature and energy, which for many, represents renewal and growth. 

Green Gemstones

Green gemstones are special because it is believed they help create balance, promote growth and increase your optimism. If you want something that brings life to your look, consider a green gemstone. Here's our list of some of the many green gemstones out there! 

Peridot

Peridot is known for only coming in one color - green. If we want to be fancy, the term for gemstones that only come in one color is “idiochromatic” - just a fun little fact for you. However, just because peridot comes in only one color doesn't mean that it can't come in a variety of stunning shades.

Did you know peridot is sometimes referred to as the 'volcanic gemstone'? Peridot is one of two gemstones that form deep within the mantle of the earth and rise to the surface through geological activity. The other gemstone? Diamonds. 

Peridot is pretty durable (7 Mohs), so you can wear it day-to-day. This amazing gem can be cut into all shapes despite its toughness.

Emerald

The Egyptian queen Cleopatra loved emeralds and was known for wearing them. Historians now believe that emerald was used in Egyptian burial rituals, because many mummies were discovered with them in archaeological digs. So, they've certainly made their mark on history.

Emerald is now the most well-known green gemstone in the world. But what is the most important aspect of emeralds when shopping for them? Its color - duh! The more intense the color, the more valuable the emerald. Today, the emerald stones on the market are often treated to enhance their color and stability.

But emeralds don't need help with their durability because they rank a 7.5 - 8 on Mohs. Basically, a natural emerald will last you a lifetime, easily. This makes them ideal for all types of jewelry.

Fun fact: emerald is sometimes nicknamed 'jardin' which is French for garden. Pretty, right? This is because emerald is often thought to look like moss due to the inclusions in the stone. Eye-clean emeralds are considered very rare - so don't panic if your emerald doesn't look completely flawless!

Green Diamond

Green diamonds are unique because they get their color from natural irradiation and not trace elements like other diamonds. Don't worry - green diamonds are still safe to wear. They are not radioactive!

Green diamonds are known for being found in shades ranging from deep green to yellowish, brownish and bluish greens. They are extremely rare to find in nature, but they still aren't the most expensive. For that, we tip our hat to red and pink diamonds.

Jade

It's no secret that jade has become a synonym for green. Jade has been highly valued since ancient times and is still just as valuable today, especially in Asian countries. In fact, in China, jade usage can be traced back to over 7,000 years ago!

Jade actually comes in two varieties: jadeite and nephrite. Jadeite is considered to be of higher quality and more valuable. In contrast, nephrite is a lot more abundant and less expensive. Jade is tough due to its compact composition but only ranks a 6 on Mohs - making it a relatively soft stone. So be careful with jade while admiring its incredible waxy luster!

Styling Green

The cool thing about green is that it pairs well with all metals! But be careful because the metal can affect the style of the jewelry. 

For a contemporary look, pair your green gemstone with platinum, silver or white gold. Rose gold gives the gemstone a unique vintage look. Finally, if you pair a green gemstone with yellow gold, you will get a traditionally attractive appearance. In color theory, the combination of green jewels and yellow gold is optimum and should give relaxing vibes and a likable impression. 

When putting together an outfit, we recommend pairing the bright, brilliant colors of green gemstones with soft neutral clothing colors. If you're feeling more adventurous, gold-tone and green emeralds pair perfectly with a purple outfit.

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