Emerald Cut engagement rings offer clean, straight lines in a diamond profile that is pure vintage style. Minimalist and elegant, this shape was originally created to maximize the sparkle and brilliance of emeralds. The emerald cut was the evolutionary successor to the table cut of the 1500s. This rectangular beauty was very popular during the Art Deco period and this shape was standardized in the 1940s. Today it is a very popular choice among fans of antique jewelry.
An emerald cut is eight-sided, rectangular in shape with chamfered corners. An exceptional quality rough diamond is needed, since imperfections may be visibly apparent through the large table (flat top facet of a diamond). Any imperfections in a rough diamond are usually found nearest the short ends or corners of the diamond so that blemishes are hidden within the additional facets that intersect in this area. This shape is an excellent choice for larger, high quality stones since approximately 80% of the rough diamond is retained.
An emerald cut diamond has step-cuts that are long and narrow, which are cut into the pavilion (lower part of the diamond). Facets vary in numbers between 50 and 58. The ideal length to width ratio of the emerald cut is 1.4:1 or a range between 1.3 and 1.5:1. Personal preference should determine if you desire an emerald cut with more of a square or rectangular shape. The larger table, culet (bottom facet) and facets of this diamond effectively reflect light back throughout the diamond. This shape maximizes a diamond’s clarity, color and luster.
Emerald cut diamond engagement rings are highly favored because of their unique, vintage style. This profile is breathtaking as a solitaire, in a three-stone ring or as a bold center stone accented with side stones. If your bride-to-be is bold and sophisticated and fancies antiquities, then the emerald cut engagement ring is a preferred jewelry choice to compliment her traits. Mark Broumand also has a selection of masterfully custom designed emerald cut diamond eternity bands to pair with your engagement ring or wedding set.