Emerald Cut Diamonds – The Perfect Engagement Ring
The Origins of an Emerald Cut Diamond
Originally the “emerald cut” was developed for the cutting of emeralds, it wasn’t considered until later that the emerald cut was also suitable for other stones, including diamonds. The emerald cut diamond is one of the oldest diamond shapes, with origins tracing back to the “table cut” of the 1500’s. The Emerald cut became popular as the pressure is reduced during the cutting process, preventing chips in the diamonds. The diamond shape now presents a classic, timeless look for engagement rings and shows off a diamonds best assets. This cut of diamond provides for deep clarity and a large surface table. Due to its long lines an emerald cut diamond can have a magnificent appearance with dramatic and broad flashes of light to other cuts of diamonds. If you desire a high quality stone but don’t have the budget, emerald cut diamonds are ideal.
The Appearance of an Emerald Cut Diamond
Alongside the traditional Round Brilliant cut and the contemporary Princess Cut diamond, the emerald cut is a viable option in today’s diamond market. The cut is also referred to as “step cut” due to the ascending stacked appearance of the diamond giving the appearance of steps. The cut of the diamond can be in either a rectangular shape or more of a square dependant on the diamonds measurements. A square cut step cut diamond is referred to as an Asscher cut diamond. Emerald cut diamonds look fantastic as large exaggerated stones whilst not seeming over indulgent. It is vital to keep in mind the clarity of an Emerald cut diamond, as the table of the diamond is a clear window into the centre of the stone. Any inclusions within the middle of the diamond will be clearly visible. Although Emerald cut stones are generally not as bright and fiery as brilliant cut stones, due to both the pavilion and crown being comparatively shallow, by being more particular and selecting the best characteristics for an emerald cut stone, you will create a beautiful classical looking engagement ring.
Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
The emerald cut diamond engagement ring is a different and unique style to other diamond engagement rings, a reason why many women are beginning to prefer this look. We recommend a platinum engagement ring setting in either a solitaire setting with a single emerald cut diamond or with accent diamonds on the shoulder of the ring.