WHAT IS EMERALD CUT?

Aside from giving the stone its shape, the cut of a diamond or gemstone determines a stones brilliance.The emerald cut was originally created specifically to bring out the color in emerald gemstones. When used for a diamond, it emphasizes the clarity of the stone, not it's brilliance, by using a step cut instead of facets. With roots going back to the 14th century, emerald cuts had a resurgence in the Art Deco period and are currently popular with A-list celebrities like Beyonce and Amal Clooney.

What You Should Know About Emerald Cuts

Regal and sophisticated, emerald cut engagement rings are an elegant look that is currently in high demand. With clean lines and a geometric shape, emerald cuts can go old Hollywood glam or modern day luxe; but when set horizontally you get an unexpected alternative design. Watch the video to learn more about emerald cut engagement rings.

BROWSE EMERALD CUT ENGAGEMENT RINGS

See some of the rings we’ve designed using Emerald Cut to get inspired.

EMERALD CUT PROS AND CONS

Pros

  • Emphasizes the stones clarity and color 
  • A flattering shape that elongates the finger
  • Emerald cuts are less expensive than other shapes
  • This cut looks noticeably larger than stones of the same carat weight in another shape

Cons

  • Sharp edges make this cut more vulnerable chipping, snagging or breaking if not in an appropriate setting
  •  

WHO ARE EMERALD CUT ENGAGEMENT RINGS RIGHT FOR?

If you want a square shape and prefer clarity to brilliance, an emerald cut diamond engagement ring is a great choice for you. However, if you’re rough on your jewelry or lead a very active lifestyle, it may not be a good choice because the stone’s sharp edges are vulnerable to damage. Emerald cuts are good for bold, luxe and elegant designs but can go alternative when set east-west

Additional Resources

Halo Engagement Rings

So you’ve figured out your stone cut. Now, to halo or not to halo?

Engagement Ring Styles

Depending on your rings style, a round cut can go classic, vintage, or alternative.

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy an Engagement Ring​

Become an expert with our free guide

Ready to Start Designing?

We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we’ll give you a quick call before your meeting to make sure we can help you.