A refreshing and invigorating colour, green is often associated with nature and fresh beginnings. In times of uncertainty, this colour of hope inspires consumer appetite for everything green – from clothes to homeware and jewellery.
In the jewellery world, emerald and jadeite are the kings of green gems, thanks to their prominent roles in history, culture and literature.
Emeralds have adorned crown jewels for many centuries, dating back to ancient European and Middle Eastern kingdoms. In recent history, Princess Eugenie wore the celebrated Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara embellished with diamonds and emeralds on her wedding day in 2018. The tiara, created by Boucheron in 1919, belongs to Queen Elizabeth.
Jade meanwhile is the epitome of nobility, power and beauty in Chinese culture.
Apart from these beloved stones, other green gems have risen in popularity among global buyers, particularly young, adventurous and more sophisticated consumers. These include green tourmaline, tsavorite, peridot and malachite, among others.
According to the Gemological Institute of America, gems with green variants are also gaining steam in the market, such as amber, apatite, chalcedony, chrysoberyl, diamond, andradite garnet (demantoid), grossularite garnet (tsavorite) and quartz, to name a few.
Diamonds bring out the vivid and enchanting green hues when paired with these gemstones. Set in yellow, white or rose gold, platinum or silver, green gems are glorious symbols of restoration and revival, which hold greater meaning for humanity now more than ever.