The emerald-cut engagement ring is one of the most elegant, yet understated engagement rings available. Although the cut hit popularity in the 20th century, it remains popular in the 21st-century, even with some of our most well-known celebrities. Let’s examine the timeless elegance of emerald-cut engagement rings.
What Is an Emerald Cut?
The emerald-cut gemstone has a unique and distinctive shape for a diamond ring. They are long, rectangular-shaped gemstones, often cropped corners with chiseled step cuts and straight linear facets that travel parallel down the stone. Although you can find this cut in a square style, rectangular is ideal. The color of an emerald-cut diamond is more bright and more noticeable than other diamond shapes due to its construction.
It’s a perfect choice for both engagement and wedding rings, as well as other special occasions. An emerald-cut diamond is also known to have more fire than many others, creating its own unique sparkle.
Who Would Love an Emerald Cut Engagement Ring?
If you’re a person who wants a big diamond without a big price tag, the emerald cut is for you. You can have a large, shiny diamond at a lower price. Emerald cuts appear larger than others but cost less than many other diamond styles. Also, as we mentioned, the color of the diamond is brighter than different cuts. However, despite their size, emerald cuts are understated and elegant. Therefore, they are perfect for people who want a big diamond but who do not want a gaudy diamond?
When Did Emerald Cut Engagement Rings Become Popular?
Like clothing, shoes, and hairstyles, some diamond cuts have become more popular than other diamond cuts throughout the years. Unlike the round diamond style, the emerald cut has come in and out of fashion since the 1920s. However, the emerald cut was trendy in the 1970s and is still often seen today. For example, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez wore one of the emerald cut rings in 2019 when she was engaged to baseball player Alex Rodriguez.
Emerald Cut Engagement Ring Styles
Several ring styles are perfect for the emerald cut. For example, the solitaire style, a ring that features a single center gemstone, is a clean, classic style that goes well with many different looks. The emerald cut gemstone also looks good in a three-stone style, with a large emerald cut diamond in the center with a smaller emerald cut diamond on each side of the larger one. Another beautiful emerald cut style is a vintage ring with an emerald-cut in the center on an ornate gold band.
Benefits of the Emerald Cut
There are many benefits to the Emerald cut gemstone, some of which we’ve mentioned. Emerald cut engagement rings are lower in price per carat than most other shapes, even though the gem is large in appearance. Despite its large size, the emerald cut is elegant and straightforward. So it is not an overpowering style. Finally, this is a relatively easy cut to find because it continues in popularity.
As you can see, the emerald cut gemstone is popular for many reasons, particularly its availability and price. It makes for a unique engagement ring that can turn heads.
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