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11 Exquisite Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

11 Exquisite Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Did you know only 3% of the world's natural diamonds are emerald cut? Read on to see how this glamorous cut gives a unique mirror-like sparkle to any custom engagement ring. 

Three Stone Emerald Diamond Interlocking Engagement Ring

Three Stone Emerald Diamond Interlocking Engagement Ring

What is an emerald cut engagement ring?

An emerald cut engagement ring features an emerald cut center stone. An emerald cut gem is a rectangular shape with clipped corners, making an octagonal shape. The faceting is step-cut. 

Custom Blue Sapphire And Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom Blue Sapphire And Diamond Engagement Ring

What is step-cut faceting?

A step-cut diamond features faceting that is cut with long parallel cuts, resulting in parallelogram facets and a look resembling steps. In contrast, "brilliant" faceting features angled cuts, often resulting in triangle and kite facets. Common step cuts are emerald cut and Asscher cut. 

Custom Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring

Custom Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring

Custom Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

Emerald Diamond vs. Radiant Diamond

Both emerald cut diamonds and radiant cut diamonds are rectangular with clipped corners. However, radiant diamonds have triangular faceting, instead of the step cut faceting that is a trademark of the emerald cut. They have very different looks from the top view, although both are elongated. While emerald cut diamonds give the shine and light of several mirrors, a radiant diamond will produce a beautiful traditional sparkle. 

Modern Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

Modern Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom Solitaire Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom Solitaire Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

What grades should I shop for in an emerald cut diamond?

Because of the flat, open table of an emerald cut diamond, we recommend shopping for a clarity grade of at least VS2. Inclusions (interior blemishes) can be very obvious with this cut! Other than clarity, our usual recommendations apply: F-G color, excellent polish, excellent symmetry. Both natural and lab grown emerald cut diamonds can be sourced.

It's also important to note that emerald cut diamonds tend to appear larger than the same carat weight in a round diamond because of their elongated shape. This shape can give the wearer's finger a longer, slimmer look as well. 

Custom Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom Three Stone Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Can colored gems be emerald cut?

Most colored gemstones can be found in an emerald cut. In fact, this cut was originally created for emeralds in the 16th century! The long, even cuts reduced pressure on the emerald, which is a softer gem to begin with. Eventually, cutters began to use the same cut on diamonds. 

Custom Three Stone Emerald And Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom Three Stone Emerald And Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom Engraved Blue Sapphire And Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom Engraved Blue Sapphire And Diamond Engagement Ring

What engagement ring styles can have an emerald cut diamond?

Often, an emerald cut engagement ring design will have a vintage glam aesthetic because the cut rose to popularity in the 1920's Art Deco period. However, any ring can be designed with an emerald cut diamond or gemstone. 

Custom Ruby And Diamond Halo Vintage Engagement Ring

Custom Ruby And Diamond Halo Vintage Engagement Ring

Custom Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Custom Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Design Your Own Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

Have an idea of the ring you want? Or are you thinking about customizing an existing ring? Fill out our design form or click "Customize" on any of the pieces on our website and our designers will get back to you with options within 24 hours. 

21 Delightful Rose Gold Engagement Rings - Image

21 Delightful Rose Gold Engagement Rings

With both a modern and vintage aesthetic, rose gold is one of the most popular metal choices for custom engagement rings.

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14 Low-Profile Engagement Rings

Low profile rings stay close to the finger. We often receive requests from our clients to create their ring with a low profile. With custom design, anything is possible.

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17 Truly Unique Engagement Rings - Image

17 Truly Unique Engagement Rings

Every ring we create is individually crafted and uniquely yours, found nowhere else in the world except on your finger.

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