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Collection: Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Offering versatility that seamlessly blends vintage charm with a contemporary look, emerald cut diamonds exude glamour and elegance. Choose from our emerald cut lab diamond & moissanite engagement ring collection, where every ring is a masterpiece of sophistication.

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Emerald Shape Diamond Engagement Rings

A solitaire emerald cut lab grown diamond engagement ring exudes old-world glamour, with a rich history in the Art Deco era, making the emerald diamond the ultimate vintage cut. Enjoyed for its lustre and clarity, the cut emerald diamond is elegant, timeless and the perfect diamond cut for those who love an understated style. Our stunning emerald shaped engagement rings are heirloom jewellery pieces that say 'I love you'. The emerald cut's timeless and elegant appeal makes it a popular choice for an engagement ring.

This collection of rings are meticulously crafted by hand to the highest standards, offering exquisite quality and sparkle. We offer a choice of both lab grown diamonds that come with a full diamond grading report from the IGI, GIA or GCAL or our signature gemstone, the Ethica Diamond

The emerald cut diamond dates back to the 16th century and its name comes from its traditional usage in emerald gemstones, as the cut was originally developed to enhance the beauty of emeralds. However, over time, the emerald cut also gained popularity for use in diamonds.

This cut is characterised by a rectangular or square shape with step-like facets on the pavilion and a large, open table on the top. The step-like facets create a "hall of mirrors" effect, giving the diamond a unique look and elegant appeal. The emerald cut is known for its clean lines, understated elegance, and its ability to showcase a diamond's clarity. 

In the early 20th century, the emerald cut rose to prominence and became a popular choice for engagement rings and other diamond jewellery. Its clean lines and geometric shape appealed to the Art Deco aesthetic of the time. The emerald cut diamond continued to gain popularity throughout the 20th century and remains a popular choice among those seeking a sophisticated and timeless diamond shape.

Today, the emerald cut diamond is one of the classic and enduring diamond cuts, beloved for its elegance, sophistication, and ability to showcase a diamond's clarity. It continues to be a popular choice for engagement rings and is favoured by those seeking a unique and timeless look.

The “hall of mirrors” in the traditional emerald cut creates exceptional clarity, making the clarity grade one of the most important factors of the 4 C’s to consider when choosing your emerald cut lab diamond or moissanite.

Unlike the multi-faceted brilliant cuts, this step-cut diamond isn’t known for sparkle, and should be enjoyed for its lustre and clarity instead. It is elegant, timeless and the perfect cut diamond for those who love an understated style. If you love the rectangular shape but want more sparkle, then you may want to consider the emerald radiant cut instead.

Some celebrities who have chosen an emerald cut diamond for their engagement rings include: Beyoncé, Amal Clooney, Angelina Jolie and Mariah Carey. These are just a few examples, as many celebrities have chosen emerald cut diamonds for their engagement rings.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose an emerald cut diamond? 

Choosing an emerald cut diamond involves considering the following factors:

1. Quality of cut: Look for a diamond with excellent cut quality to ensure maximum brilliance and fire. The emerald-cut's large table makes it easier to notice any imperfections in the cut, so choose one with precise symmetry and proportions.

2. Colour grade: The emerald cut tends to show more colour than other diamond shapes. Aim for a colour grade within the near-colourless or higher range (E to G) to ensure the diamond appears white. Consider lower colour grades if the diamond is set in yellow gold, as it can help mask any slight yellow tinge.

3. Clarity grade: Due to its step-cut nature, the emerald cut allows inclusions to be more visible. Look for a clarity grade of VVS2 (very very slightly included) or higher, ensuring that any internal flaws do not affect the diamond's beauty.

4. Length-to-width ratio: The emerald cut's classic shape is usually elongated. Consider the length-to-width ratio based on personal preference. Typical ratios range from 1.30 to 1.50, but choose what appeals to you aesthetically.

What is the best ring style for an emerald cut diamond?

When it comes to the ring style for an emerald cut diamond, there are a few options that complement its unique shape:

1. Solitaire Setting: A classic solitaire setting allows the emerald cut diamond to take centre stage. This minimalist and timeless design showcases the diamond's beauty without distraction. Consider a prong setting to secure the corners and provide protection for the stone.

2. Three-Stone Setting: A three-stone setting with smaller diamonds or gemstones flanking the emerald cut diamond can create an elegant and sophisticated look. The contrast between the centre stone and the side stones adds visual interest and accentuates the emerald shape.

3. Halo Setting: Adding a halo of small diamonds around the emerald cut diamond enhances its overall sparkle and creates the illusion of a larger stone. The contrast between the straight edges of the emerald diamond and the round-shaped halo adds a beautiful contrast.

4. Vintage-inspired Setting: The step-cut faceting of the emerald cut diamond pairs well with vintage-inspired designs. Ornate details, filigree work, and intricate metalwork can enhance the overall look and charm of the diamond.

5. Split Shank Setting: A split shank setting with the band splitting as it approaches the centre stone can add a modern twist to the traditional emerald cut diamond.

6. Side Stone Setting: Surrounding the emerald cut diamond with smaller diamonds set on the band or shoulders of the ring can provide extra brilliance and visual interest. This setting can be customised according to your preferences, incorporating different diamond shapes or gemstones.

What is the best ratio for an emerald cut diamond?

The best ring ratio for an Emerald cut diamond can vary based on personal preference and the specific characteristics of the diamond. However, there is a general guideline for the ideal length-to-width ratio for an Emerald cut diamond, which is typically between 1.30 to 1.50.

A length-to-width ratio of 1.30 means that the diamond is 1.3 times longer than its width. A ratio of 1.50 indicates that the length is 1.5 times longer than the width. The actual ratio preference is subjective and depends on individual taste. Some prefer a more square-shaped Emerald cut with a higher ratio, while others prefer a more elongated rectangular shape with a lower ratio.

Both higher and lower ratio Emerald cut diamonds can be beautiful, and the choice ultimately depends on personal preference.

What is the best cut grade for an emerald cut diamond?

When it comes to the cut grade for an Emerald cut diamond, there is no globally recognised cut grade system specifically tailored for this shape. Unlike Round Brilliant diamonds which have a well-defined cut grading scale, Emerald cut diamonds are typically evaluated based on their overall proportions, symmetry, and the quality of the step-cut faceting.

However, a reputable grading lab, such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), will provide an assessment of the Emerald cut diamond's symmetry and polish. These factors can help determine the overall quality of the diamond's cut.

When choosing an Emerald cut diamond, it is important to look for a stone that has excellent symmetry, proportionate step-cut faceting, and a high degree of polish. This will ensure that the diamond exhibits the desired characteristics of the Emerald cut, such as the clean, rectangular shape and the distinct parallel facets.

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