All About the Emerald Cut
All About the Emerald Cut
The signature element of the emerald cut is the diamond’s elongated facets. Acting as a hall of mirrors, the parallel facets create a dazzling display as the light hits and reflects off of each side. When gazing into an emerald cut stone, an exquisite depth is visible, making it an ideal cut for gemstones with deep colors, like rubies and sapphires. For those searching for a traditional emerald cut diamond, a clarity grade of G or higher is needed to fully take advantage of the emerald cut’s clear and pristine nature.
History of the Emerald Cut Diamond
One of the oldest styles of stone-cutting in the world, emerald cut stones have been a favorite for royalty since the 1500s. Initially called the ‘table cut,’ stone cutters favored this style because it put less pressure on the stone, minimizing the chances of chipping. Artisans quickly realized that when they cut diamonds in this way, the amount of brilliance increased. This style reached widespread popularity during the Roaring 20s, with Art Deco styles favoring the geometric lines of the diamond shape. Today, brides prefer the emerald cut due to its enduring elegance and vintage aesthetic.
Why Choose an Emerald Cut Ring?
Emerald cut diamonds are one of the rarest in the world, with only 3% of all stones cut in this way. The rarity and vintage appeal of the emerald cut, make it a popular choice for brides who are looking for something different, yet timeless. Another advantage of an emerald cut is the elegant, elongated sides lengthen and slim fingers, which make any engagement ring setting all the more stunning. It’s no wonder that A-list celebrities like Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, and Eva Longoria all have engagement rings sporting this cut. Emerald cut rings are both dramatic and sophisticated, and their captivating charm will never go out of style.
Find Your Emerald Cut Ring at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers
Founded in 1905, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers has faithfully served the Northwestern Indiana region for over a hundred years. Carrying top bridal brands like A. Jaffe and Verragio, our diverse selection of diamond rings can satisfy any bride’s unique style. In addition to our quality selection of highly sought-after bridal brands, we also offer custom design services where you can create your own emerald cut ring from start to finish. Schedule a diamond consultation today with one of our skilled specialists to browse our impeccable selection of loose diamonds in-store and find your ideal cut.