Rita Ora Engagement Ring reveal

Since appearing on The Tonight Show, Rita Ora's whopping emerald engagement ring has been the talk of the town. The singer, who recently tied the knot with Taika Waititi, showed off her one-of-a-kind ring to host Jimmy Fallon for the first time. The bezel set Columbian emerald is surrounded by a delicate diamond halo set into a yellow gold band, and is estimated to be worth up to half a million pounds.

Emeralds have a rich history, and have been coveted for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians believed that emeralds were a symbol or rebirth and fertility, and were often given as gifts to the Gods.

In more recent times, emeralds have been associated with royalty and are considered to be one of the most precious gemstones in the world.

The emerald cut is a classic and timeless cut for gemstones, especially emeralds, the cut's namesake. This cut has been used for centuries to showcase the unique beauty of emeralds, and has since become a popular choice for a variety of other precious stones. The emerald cut features step cut facets that run parallel to the girdle of the stone, creating a rectangular or square shape with cut corners. This cut maximises the natural beauty of the stone, highlighting its clarity and colour in diamonds, and creating a sense of depth and dimension. The emerald cut has become a timeless classic, representing both elegance and sophistication in the world of fine jewellery.

In 2023, emeralds are predicted to be on the biggest jewellery trends of the year. The rich green hue of the stone adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit and is a popular choice for those seeking a timeless piece of jewellery. With their rich history and beauty, it's no surprise that emeralds are set to be a must-have in the world of jewellery this year.

At Jessica Flinn Fine Jewellery, we love to work with emeralds and have an array of designs available in our Ready in 6 Weeks collection, or you have the option to create a bespoke design just like the customers that created the stunning rings pictured above. Whether you're looking for a timeless piece to add to your collection, or design a bespoke, one-of-a-kind piece, our team are on hand to help you find the perfect emerald for you! Get in touch with us by emailing ruby@jessicaflinn.co.uk to find out more.

Take a look at Rita Ora's interview with Jimmy Fallon: