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Illuminate Your Love with Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

An engagement ring is more than just a jewelry piece. It represents two people who love and are loyal to one another. Couples who appreciate showing love to each other should choose an emerald cut diamond ring. This basic but sophisticated, chic, posh ring offers eternal love.

The Alluring Aura of Emerald Cut Rings

The emerald cut rings are somewhat subtle but appealing, as they feature trimmed edges that create an elongated rectangular shape. The large open facets of an emerald cut diamond make it less brilliant compared to the elongated oval and round shape diamonds. 

However, these open facets create a mesmerizing “hall-of-mirrors” affect where light and shadow interweave each other delicately and create a subtle but very dramatic mood. That’s why emerald cut engagement rings are different from others. 

The Legacy of Emerald Cut Diamonds

The emerald cut is amongst the most ancient of cuts. These were initially developed as a method of averting chippings while cutting emerald stones. However, their history as far as diamonds goes stretches back to the Art Deco period in the 1920s, known for its emphasis on symmetry and geometric patterns. 

The design of this cut is so impressive that it fits perfectly in this era, characterized by symmetry and linear facets. Although the emerald cut has evolved throughout the years, it always maintains its distinct step-cut faceting and minimalist look, making it one of the timeless classics. 

Lab Created Emerald Cut Diamonds

An emerging trend in today’s jewelry market is the lab created diamond engagement rings. These diamonds boast physical, chemical, and optical properties and characteristics similar to the natural diamonds found in mines. So, you don’t sacrifice beauty and quality when you buy these affordable and eco-friendly earth-mined alternatives.  

Grading Emerald Cut Diamonds

Like all other diamonds, the quality of an emerald cut diamond is determined by the 4Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat.

  • Cut: For an ideal emerald cut diamond, the depth percent should range between 60 and 70%, while that of the table is between 58-69%.
  • Color: Unlike princess cut, emerald cut diamonds display more color. Therefore, you need to select a higher color grade to make your diamond look white and sparkling.
  • Clarity: With its large open facets, viewing any inclusions or imperfections in emerald cut diamonds becomes easier. Hence, clarity grades should be VS2 and above. 
  • Carat: The emerald cut has an elongated shape and, therefore, looks bigger than others of the same weight.

How to Complement Your Emerald Cut Diamond

The attractiveness of your emerald cut diamond is determined by the setting and metal used. For instance, a classic four-prong setting highlights the diamond but also keeps it tightly confined. Nothing would be as fascinating for those willing to have their rings dazzle from every point of view as a halo setting.

Gold has always been a traditional yet timeless choice for the band, while platinum or white gold gives it a contemporary feel, accentuating the incredible brilliance of diamonds.

Illuminate Your Love

Going for an emerald cut engagement ring is a choice of a love story as unique and stunning as the diamond itself. With this guide, you can find an emerald ring that perfectly demonstrates your love. Every look will remind you of the beautiful voyage you took when you said ‘Yes.’ 

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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