If you're in the market for an engagement ring, chances are you've done some research. If that research led to you wanting an emerald cut engagement ring, you're not alone.
This diamond or gemstone shape is a popular choice, and thanks to the endless combinations, you can design a one-of-a-kind engagement ring. Whether you opt for an emerald cut diamond on a yellow gold band or an emerald cut bi-colour sapphire on a white gold band, your engagement ring reflects your unique personality.
Regardless of your design choice, an emerald cut diamond engagement ring will turn heads. Here's what you need to know about this stunning cut, plus our top picks.
Emerald Cut Engagement Rings Are Elegant and Captivating
An emerald cut engagement ring features a rectangular stone with cut corners and is known for its Art-Deco style shape. Thanks to the elongated shape of this cut, the stone looks bigger than other diamond shapes, resulting in an elegant, stunning presence.
If you want a cut that focuses more on clarity than sparkle, this ring is it. For this reason, it's essential to pay particular attention to a stone's colour and clarity when shopping for your perfect engagement ring.
The History of Emerald Cut Rings
Emerald cut rings are incredibly popular, being the ring choice of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, but this design is not new.
While this cut seems trendy and modern, it's actually one of the oldest diamond shapes — it has been around for centuries, dating back to the 1500s.
The name of this style comes from the emerald gemstone and how it was cut. It was found that using the emerald cut method reduced pressure on gems, causing them to chip less. However, it wasn't until the 1920s that the term "emerald cut" came about. At this time, Art Deco styles were rising in popularity, showcasing the beauty of symmetry and clean lines. Emerald cut rings have remained a popular choice ever since.
How to Care for Your Emerald Cut Engagement Ring
You can maintain the look of your ring at home, cleaning it regularly with warm water and mild soap. To get into the prongs, a soft-bristled toothbrush will do the trick. Simply combine warm water and mild soap, soak your ring for 2-3 hours, and then dry with a clean cloth.
Although routine at-home care is essential, you should bring your emerald cut engagement ring to a professional jeweller once a year. The jeweller will tighten the prongs, so you don't risk losing your diamond. They can also professionally clean your ring.
Our Top Picks for Emerald Cut Engagement Rings
Choosing a "favourite" emerald cut engagement ring is near impossible. Despite that, we've created a list of our top picks. We hope that one of these unique emerald engagement rings will inspire you to create one of the emerald cut engagement rings you've long dreamed about.
Elodie Toi Et Moi (Right Feature) Diamond Engagement Ring Setting
Few rings say "I love you" as much as the Elodie Toi Et Moi (Right Feature) Diamond Engagement Ring Setting. The ring itself is stunning, featuring an emerald cut diamond alongside another diamond or gemstone — which is the shape and carat weight of your choosing. The symbolism is what's so captivating, as this engagement ring means "you and me" — showcasing the coming together of two diamonds or gemstones.
Ivy Petite Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring Setting
Next up is the Ivy Petite Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring Setting, an eye-catching ring designed to fit a diamond in a vine-like diamond band. The side diamonds pair beautifully with the centred emerald cut diamond, creating a piece that sparkles and shines from every angle. Choose your metal and side diamonds to create a ring that speaks to you.
Eloise Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring Setting
The Eloise Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring Setting is fit for royalty, featuring a band with sixteen side stones and a four-claw setting. Whether you opt for an 18 ct white gold setting or prefer platinum, you can choose a combination that speaks to you. Regardless of the combination you choose, this ring is an absolute show-stopper.
Alyssa Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring Setting
If you want an engagement ring that features side diamonds and a hidden diamond halo, the Alyssa Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring Setting is a winning choice. There is a total of fourteen side diamonds, making this ring sparkle and shine. Again, choose the combination that best represents your style. A matching wedding band is also available.
Ivy Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Setting
If you love the vine-like diamond look, the Ivy Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Setting features ten scattered diamonds on the band. An emerald cut diamond shines in the centre. For a unique piece, opt for rose gold as your metal type. However, you may prefer yellow gold if you're more drawn to vintage style.
Noelle East-West Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring Setting
If you want a classic-looking ring that is minimal yet beautiful, the Noelle East-West Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring Setting is what you seek. This ring is designed to fit an east-west emerald and a hidden diamond halo. The classic solitaire band adds to this design's simplistic yet stunning nature.
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