An emerald cut engagement ring is an elegant, timeless selection. Emerald cut diamond rings can be absolutely stunning. This regal shape has been worn on the left hand of diamond-loving women such as Elizabeth Taylor, Ellen Pompeo, Camilla Parker Bowles and Melania Knauss.
Because of its clean, long lines emerald rings tends to be less fiery than a “round brilliant” cut, but an emerald cut diamond ring also tends to have broader, more dramatic flashes of light. The trim lines of emerald cut diamond engagement rings lend an elegant, sophisticated air to both the simplest and most elaborate ring settings.
Emerald cut diamond engagement rings became popular as ornaments in jewelry in the 1400s as the different techniques and styles of diamond cuts gradually developed over many years.
Emerald rings are distinctive because of their rectangular shape and ‘step cut' lines, which were originally used for cutting emerald stones. The facets on a 'step cut' are cut parallel to the edges of the stone, which creates an effect that could be described as steps leading into a pyramid.
Emerald cut diamond engagement rings are bright, clear and shiny in appearance, as its facets usually span the length or width of the stone with long clean lines. The four corners of an emerald cut diamond ring are mitred (squared off), which protects the stone, as any sharp points are vulnerable to getting chipped.
For your consideration from Tacori, we unlocked our vault and unearthed a 6 carat D-flawless emerald cut diamond ring, set within a stunning Crescent Sihouette setting, which brings the total diamond presence in this emerald cut diamond ring to over 10 carats total weight. While still smaller than the impressive 12 carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring that Grace Kelly was given from Prince Rainier, we think emerald rings of any size are ever so worthy of a princess (or queen).