When the actress wore emerald Lorraine Schwartz earrings to the Oscars in 2009, she was kicking off a trend that’s going to peak in 2015. But it’s not just celebrity patronage that has resulted in the revival of the intense green superstone. Today, emeralds are more accessible than rubies and sapphires. Plus, gem producers like Gemfields have promoted emeralds in a big way, influencing the trend. And while global brands like Cartier, Bulgari, and Chopard have a history of using large emeralds in their designs, closer home, Indian labels too are picking up on this global renaissance. Look no further than Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang or Varuna D Jani for local takes on a stone long favoured by the royal courts and
cognoscenti of India.