Elegant and modern, emerald cut engagement rings are perfect for women who lean towards a sophisticated style. Think of Amal Clooney and Beyoncé who both don emerald diamond engagement rings.
Many brides admire this specific diamond cut’s ability to show quality more than other fancy shape diamonds. It’s a diamond for a woman with a big confidence.
More About The Emerald Diamond Cut
Compared to other shapes, an emerald is rare, dramatic, and distinctive.
As you may have guessed, the name ‘emerald’ is based off the cuts used on emeralds. One day, someone decided to use that same cut on diamonds and voila, we have emerald cut diamonds that are perfect engagement rings and fine jewellery.
This emerald gemstone style cut was highly popular in the 1920s and 1940s. But eventually, the cut started to make its way to diamonds and other gemstones.
A true emerald cut diamond has several rows of stepped facets on its crown and pavilion and they run parallel until they reach the girdle of the diamond. Like most diamond shapes, the emerald has 57 or 58 facets. The facets form a concentric alignment which creates the sparkling “hall of mirrors” effect, which the emerald cut is most prized for.
Emerald vs. Radiant vs. Asscher Diamonds
There are two similar diamonds cuts that are commonly confused with the Emerald Cut.
Radiant cut diamonds
Compared to the rectangular emerald, radiant cut offers a similar silhouette. They both have the rectangular cropped corners. But that’s where the similarities end. If you will notice in the image below, a radiant cut diamond is more scintillating because it has smaller facets.
Emerald diamonds are characterized by larger facts resulting in less scintillation but offer more depth. Think of a radiant cut diamond as a droplet of water and think of an emerald cut like the clear surface of the lake.
Asscher cut diamonds
Asscher and Emerald cut diamonds are both step cut, but very different when examined up close. Asscher cut comes in a square shape with cropped corners and features a distinctive X pattern that can be seen on the top facet.
Emerald Cut Engagement Rings Ideas
Are you looking for a stunning emerald cut engagement ring?
Monty Adams Jewellery and Concierge can customise a beautiful emerald cut diamond ring according to your centre stone of choice, style, setting, budget, and timeline. We are an award-winning jewellery concierge in Sydney. Book an appointment with us today.