Emerald Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring

Are you looking at different diamond shapes and wondering if an emerald cut engagement ring might be right for you? Diamond shape is possibly the single decision that will have the biggest impact on your engagement ring. While metal, setting, and carat size all play a role in your dream engagement ring, diamond shape is often the first thing people notice, and when you choose an emerald cut engagement ring, it will stand out!

The shape of a diamond can drastically alter the look of the ring, the way it catches the light, and how the stone sits on your hand. With any of the popular diamond shapes on the market, the idea behind the cut is to leave as much of the top of the stone intact as possible. This allows light to filter through and reflect the natural sparkle of the stone. Each diamond shape has different facets and cuts that help to make the diamond shine.

What Is An Emerald Cut Engagement Ring?

Emerald cut engagement rings are trending with bride-to-be's who love the style's elegance and vintage-inspired beauty. Emerald cut engagement rings are rare and distinctive, so it makes sense that powerhouses Beyonce and Amal Clooney wear this diamond shape in their engagement rings.

The emerald cut dates back to the 1500s when stone cutters began cutting emeralds in a rectangle shape with stepped facets to provide more stability to the stone. The cut was originally performed on emeralds, which are softer and more prone to damage than diamonds. Like most other diamond shapes, an emerald cut diamond has 57 or 58 facets.

Elongated cuts like emerald cut diamonds tend to look larger and elongate the fingers due to their large top surface, which is far bigger than a round cut diamond of the same carat weight.

Emeralds tend to be set in a simple solitaire setting to showcase the cut of the diamond. Many couples opt for a halo around their emerald cut diamond to accentuate the stone's beauty and vintage flair.

Only roughly 3% of the cut diamonds are emerald cut, which makes this shape more rare than other options. With their elongated table, budget-minded shoppers might be pleased to learn that the emerald cut diamonds' elongated shape and larger table makes this shape appear larger than diamonds of the same carat size.

 

 

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