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Emerald-Cut Engagement Rings
Striking and eye-catching, an emerald-cut diamond ring is sure to take your loved one’s breath away. The emerald cut, traditionally in a rectangular shape, features several parallel facets that create a shining, step-like appearance. Emerald cut diamond engagement rings are popular choices for women whose strong personalities require a distinctive stone to match. Available in 14K or 18K white gold, 14K or 18K yellow gold, 14K rose gold, and platinum, Clean Origin’s collection of ethical emerald-cut diamond rings is second to none. And, Wwhen complemented by one of our engagement ring settings, yourher rock will stand out even more.
Clean Origin’s Selection Of Emerald-Cut Engagement Rings
Look through our diverse selection of diamonds and ring settings to find the perfect combination for your love. Our lab-created diamonds come in a variety of carats and colors to suit your taste and your budget. Once you choose the perfect emerald-cut stone, let it shine with a compatible ring setting from our distinctive Classic, Vintage, or Solitaire collections.
Ring Settings for Emerald-Cut Stones
When choosing a setting for your emerald-cut engagement ring, the two most important considerations are the security and the visibility of the diamond. You want something capable of protecting your stone and holding it securely in place, while still allowing it to be seen without obstruction.
As such, here are the pros and cons of some of the most popular ring settings for emerald-cut stones:
Prong Settings — Prong settings for emerald-cut engagement rings allow for an unobstructed view of the stone, maximizing the potential for reflection within the diamond itself. However, prongs may catch on objects, or may wear out over time, potentially resulting in a lost stone.
Three-Stone Settings — Although slightly more difficult to clean, three-stone settings allow for a wider range of customization options. Choosing side stones that enhance the overall shape or size of the central emerald-cut diamond (or even choosing three identical emeralds diamonds) gives you more control over the overall impact of the ring, and makes it possible to create something uniquely personalized.
Halo Settings — Adding a halo of smaller diamonds to an emerald-cut ring frames the center diamond, highlighting the stone while also adding increased sparkle and brilliance. Additionally, the surrounding diamonds help keep the emerald-cut stone secure. On the other hand, halo rings can be difficult to clean, and there is a chance that some of the smaller diamonds may eventually become dislodged.
Tips for Buying an Emerald-Cut Engagement Ring
Sizzling Size — Because the top surface of an emerald-cut diamond is so expansive, emerald-cut engagement rings tend to look bigger; an emerald-cut diamond will look larger than a round-cut diamond of the same carat weight. That means you can purchase a diamond that appears bigger than its carat, or you can purchase a lower carat weight with the same appearance as a higher carat gemstone. It’s a win-win purchase, either way.
Long or Wide — Similarly to the oval-cut, emerald-cut engagement rings make women’s hands look more slender. Their elongated shape highlights the length of women’s fingers — a very elegant look for a bride-to-be.
Quality Counts — Due to the shape of emerald-cut diamonds, they will emphasize any inherent color in the stone. If that’s a problem, you may want to consider investing in a higher color grade. You may also want to choose a diamond with high clarity, since the large table facet highlights visible inclusions in the stone’s center.
Mind the Length — While emerald-cut diamonds are all rectangular, the length-to-width ratio varies; the typical ratio is somewhere from 1.3 to 1.6. However, the choice of whether the ring should be longer or shorter is completely up to you and your loved one!
History of Emerald-Cut Engagement Rings
The emerald cut has been a favorite of jewelers since the 1500s, who used the cut to enhance the richness of colored gemstones. Specifically, the emerald cut is named because of the stone that is most often cut in this rectangular shape — the emerald. Eventually, jewelers realized that diamonds looked beautiful in this cut as well. Around 1920, when Art Deco's clean lines and symmetry were most admired, the emerald-cut diamond became even more popular. The cut was standardized around 1940 and has been a popular choice for engagement jewelry since then. Some of the world’s most famous celebrities have worn emerald-cut diamonds, like Elizabeth Taylor, and, in more modern times, Beyoncé. Clearly, an emerald-cut diamond engagement ring is an excellent choice for a lady with a distinct, strong personality.
Celebrities With Emerald-Cut Engagement Rings
The powerful image of an emerald-cut diamond ring means that many strong, prominent women are naturally drawn to it. Whether in the world of music, movies, or international human rights law, there are plenty of examples of famous women who have enjoyed emerald-cut engagement rings.
Beyoncé — Just like one of her (many) hit songs, Beyoncé’s emerald-cut engagement ring is flawless. An impressive gift from Jay-Z, this 18 carat, emerald cut diamond is set in a double band that emphasizes its huge size and catches eyes wherever it goes.
Mariah Carey — Although she sold it years after breaking up with Australian billionaire James Packer, Mariah’s engagement ring was a real stunner. Reflecting Mariah’s glamorous tastes, her $2.1 million emerald-cut diamond combined contemporary and vintage design.
Amal Alamuddin — Partially designed by George Clooney, Amal’s engagement ring is a perfect match for her upstanding and classy personality. Her ring features an ethically mined, 7 carat, emerald-cut diamond set in platinum.
Angelina Jolie — Ex-husband Brad Pitt’s engagement ring for Angelina Jolie was estimated at $500,000. The emerald-cut diamond, in an elongated tablet shape surrounded by smaller stones, complements her long and slender fingers.
Eva Longoria — Though the marriage didn’t last, Tony Parker’s $150,000 gift to Eva is one for the books. The 4 carat emerald-cut diamond, surrounded by emerald side stones, was custom-made by Jean Dousset.