Sure it will stand up to every day wear. The questions are :
“How long?” A lifetime? very doubtful.
“How tough is the wearer on jewelry?” See above. Could be a day,
could be 50 years (doubtful).
Consider that many newly wed ladies see babies in their future.
Babies mean lots of ring-banging. See above.
“Is the stone treated and to what extent?” An untreated emerald cab
that looks decent is hard to find and rather expensive. Can the
client replace it? Can it BE replaced in case of damage or loss?
Will the ring have to be rebuilt? Treatment CAN strengthen a stone
weakened by fracturing, but it won’t be as durable as an untreated
stone. And, while top quality emerald IS hard and durable, it
probably would not withstnd more than 5 years without damage in a
ring worn constantly.
BUY, you say, we se Art Deco style rings with emeralds in them made
in the 30’s!! And they look great! How can that be…and in Pt, too?
Because those rings were owned ONLY by the wealthy. Those ladies did
not do dishes, lift weights or even raise their own kids. And their
rings were NOT worn all day, every day.
Stones other than emerald that are a pleasing green are either less
hard or less durable…with the exception of fine jadeite. I’ve
worn mine for almost 50 years, every day…but it needs repolishing
every few years.