The emerald cut engagement ring is steadily growing in popularity with individuals from all walks of life including the rich and famous. One of the reasons for this new trend is classic rectangular shape makes it a perfect blend of classic elegance and polished modern sophistication.
The emerald cut as the name implies was specifically developed for emeralds, allowing this relatively hard stone to be cut without causing breakage due to the many natural occurring inclusions. It was found that the only way this could be accomplished is by using a stepped approach with rounded corners, leaving the overall shape that of a rectangle. These clipped corners provide the perfect place for the prongs that will securely hold your stone in place.
The elongated shape of the traditional emerald cut diamond tends to have less “fire” in comparison to the “round brilliant” cut however it also tends to have fuller, more striking flashes of light. The tailored lines of emerald cut diamonds bestow both an elegant and classic look regardless of if you choose a simple or elaborate setting. In the end it comes down to personal choice and the expectation you have for sparkle on your finger.
While buying an emerald cut diamond, it’s especially important to consider the quality, as the faults, color weaknesses, and inferior cuts are much more evident to the naked eye. With that being said, emerald cut diamond rings are much more affordable so the quality of diamond that you will be able to acquire will be much higher. This is partially due to the fact that the emerald diamond is still growing in popularity as well as the cut its self is much easier perform therefore less time consuming to produce.
Traditionally an emerald cut engagement ring is set perpendicular to a ring, however the possibilities are endless. You can have your emerald cut diamond set as a solitaire for maximum impact or you can have a number of accent stones to play it up. When deciding on a setting remember to try them on your finger do not just pick one out of a catalog and send your partner in to pick it up. An emerald cut diamond is indeed stunning but the traditional rectangular shape is particularly suitable for women with long and slender fingers. If you have shorter fingers and the emerald cut really appeals to you choosing a more square shape may be an option. Again it comes down to personal choice if think your chosen ring looks great then that is the one you should get because you are going to be the one wearing it.