Emerald Cut Engagement Ring Design Options


An emerald cut engagement ring is a great choice for many couples, because they have a classic look and are surprisingly affordable. You will find that these rings come in a variety of different styles and choosing the correct one can be a daunting task. Below you will some important information to keep in mind when you are shopping for an emerald cut engagement ring.


There are several different benefits that you can take advantage of with an emerald cut ring. For instance, with this engagement ring, you will be provided with bright, sustained flashes, rather than a sparkle. The reason for this is because the long facets in the shape.

• Not only does the emerald cut ring look great in ornate rings, but they also look amazing in solitaires.
• This type of ring is much more durable, because it contains clipped corners.
• The emerald ring can appear to be larger than it actually is, because the elongated shape of the emerald.
• One of the best benefits is that this type of ring is much more affordable than its counterparts.

One downside to the emerald cut is that it will not hide the imperfections within a gem. The reason is because it has a limited number of facets. You want to make sure that you buy a stone with the highest clarity that you can afford for an overall better look.


Below you will find some information that you should look for in the cut.

• You want to make sure that the top surface of the cut is over 61% of the width of the gem. Some jewelers will refer to the top surface as the table. So if you hear this term, you should be familiar with it.
• When you are looking at the gem from the side, you want to make sure that the height is also 61% of the width.
• The sharp facet at the bottom of the ring should be pointed. Many jewelers will refer to the sharp facet at the bottom, as the culet, so make sure you know what this term means.


You will learn that emerald-cut gems are available in a variety of settings. Many emerald-cut gems are held in place by four prongs. This provides much more stability for strenuous activities.

You should keep in mind that the bezel setting does not really show off the stone. The reason for this is because the gem is surrounded by metal on all sides. This metal will block out the amount of light the reaches the gem. This in return will cause the gem to look dull.

Accent Stones

Emerald cut rings also look amazing, when they are paired with accent stones. The ornate setting brings out the beauty of the center diamond and the additional stones make the whole cut more reflective.


Always remember that when you are buying an emerald cut ring, you do not have to limit yourself to a diamond. There are lots of other options that you will have to choose from, when it comes to your gemstone. A ruby or opal gemstone will work really well with this type of ring.

Emerald Cut and Round Cut

Emerald cuts have a rectangular look to them, but they are actually shaped like an octagon. This cut it not as popular, as the round cut and that’s why the emerald cuts are less expensive. Below you will learn some more of the crucial differences between an emerald cut and a round cut.

• Round cut diamonds are designed to maximize the brilliance of the ring. However, emerald cuts do not do this, instead the facets of the emerald cut will not reflect light, as well as the round cut does.
• Due to this feature yellow tints will be more visible in the emerald cut.

Choosing a Color

When it comes to choosing the color of your diamond for the emerald cut, you need to be really careful. Emerald cuts do not have any brilliance, so nothing is hidden. This is why it is always recommended to by a color of an H grade.

A G color will provide you with a little bit more white, but the difference is so slight that it really might not be worth the extra money.

If you are choosing to add side stones, you want to make sure that they are the same color as the center diamond.

Choosing a Jeweler

Now that you know a little bit about emerald cut rings, you are going to have to choose a jeweler to shop with. It can be really hard for a normal individual to notice flaws within a ring. This is going to be a once in a lifetime buy for you, so do not leave this up to chance. Make sure that you choose the correct jeweler to shop with. You need to make sure that you have a good relationship with the jeweler and staff. Below you will learn some tips and information that will help you out along the way.

One of the most important things to remember is that the jeweler should listen to you and take your needs to heart. You need to make sure that the jeweler is going to be focused on the bride, since you are buying a ring for her and make sure the jeweler is not trying to push his or her own agenda off on you.

Take the proper time to research the jeweler and see how long he or she has been in business. Usually a reputable jeweler will have a website that has a review page. On this page you will be able to read testimonials posted by other customers.


As you can see there is a lot of information here that you are going to have to study, in order for you to make a proper decision on an engagement ring. While the emerald cut does have some downsides, it is an overall beautiful ring that has an affordable price tag. Just make sure that you stick to the tips, so that you can maximize its beauty.