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When it comes to fine jewelry, diamonds tend to get a lot of attention. But no jewelry collection is complete without a few high-quality colored gemstones — especially the “big three” gems: emeralds, rubies and sapphires.

Believe it or not, very fine gemstones can have a higher per-carat value than diamonds. That’s because they are quite rare and possess remarkable hardness and durability.

Let’s take a look at the rich history behind these three gems and pick up some styling tips from the experts at Eiseman Jewels.

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EMERALDS

Mankind’s love affair with emeralds stretches back thousands of years. In fact, Cleopatra was known to gift emeralds carved with her portrait to her important visitors. According to myth, emeralds bring vitality, fertility and clarity of vision in matters of love and business.

Famous Emeralds

In 1953, John F. Kennedy proposed to his future First Lady, Jacqueline Bouvier, with a 2.84-carat emerald and 2.88-carat diamond ring. The unique setting also features daintier baguette diamonds and a yellow gold setting. It is reportedly worth over $1 million.

How to Wear Emeralds

Emeralds are bold stones that generally should be worn alone. The exception is to pair your emeralds with diamonds, which won’t detract from their rich green color. Emeralds can also be worn with other emeralds, but be sure to consider scale when putting together your look. A large emerald cocktail ring worn with a large pair of emerald earrings or a statement necklace can easily look overdone. Instead, opt for a delicate pendant or small-scale earrings to balance your look.

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RUBIES

Coined the King of Gems, the ruby has been considered one of the rarest and most valuable gemstones on Earth for thousands of years. As a symbol of passion, it makes an ideal romantic gift. Rubies are traditionally given for 15th or 40th anniversaries.

Famous Rubies

One of the most famous ruby rings in history is the one given to Elizabeth Taylor by her husband, Richard Burton. Burton presented Taylor with the fabulous 8.24-carat Burmese ruby and diamond ring for Christmas in 1968. After Taylor’s death, the ring sold for over $4 million.

How to Wear Rubies

Ruby rings with smaller stones are perfect for everyday and can easily be worn with other jewelry. Larger stones are perfect for special occasions and look stunning by themselves or when paired with diamonds. Ruby eternity rings and pavé rings have an equally dramatic effect. These styles are a little easier to wear for all occasions without looking over the top. 

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SAPPHIRES

Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world, scoring a 9 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. The only substance found in nature that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond. Sapphire’s durability makes it an excellent choice for engagement rings and other jewelry worn every day.

Famous Sapphires

The most famous royal sapphire is the engagement ring given to Lady Diana Spencer by Prince Charles in 1981. Their son, Prince William, later slipped that same ring onto Kate Middleton’s finger on their engagement day in 2010. It features an 18-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds.

How to Wear Sapphires

Diamonds and sapphires make for a stunning combination of jewels. While gorgeous on their own, they look even better when worn together, whether in the same piece of jewelry or together in the same suite.

To shop a beautiful selection of emerald, ruby and sapphire jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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There are few better ways to show Mom just how much you love and appreciate her than with an exquisite piece of jewelry that she’ll cherish forever. The experts at Eiseman Jewels are here to offer a few Mother’s Day gift suggestions that are sure to surprise and delight the mothers in your life this year.

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Nothing is more valuable to a mother than quality time spent with her family. Remind her of all the wonderful hours you’ve shared together with the Rolex Datejust, which features a mother-of-pearl and diamond bezel.

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Let Mom keep those close to her heart even closer with a Monica Rich Kosann locket engraved with her children’s initials.

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These Seaman Schepps bracelets, crafted with semi-precious gems and pearls in 18-karat gold, perfectly capture a mom’s colorful life and will enhance any of her favorite outfits.

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A charming pavé angel pendant with diamond bezel from Temple St. Clair makes a great keepsake from Mom’s own little angels.

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Curious what Richard Eiseman’s top pick for Mother’s Day might be? He suggests an important sapphire that Mom can have made into a ring or pendant to suit her unique personal style.

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Engrave a special note on a diamond pendant in 18-karat white or rose gold for Mom to carry everywhere she goes.

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These emerald stud earrings make a lovely gift for mothers-to-be due this month, since emeralds are the birthstone for May. Every time she wears them, she’ll look back fondly at this special time in her life.

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And the best way to show her a little appreciation? Diamonds of course! Motherhood is no easy task, so show your wife how much you care with an upgraded diamond band and earrings.

For a breathtaking full selection of Mother’s Day jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.