The perfect balance of simple sophistication and elegant style, these single stone Emerald Cut engagement rings are sure to please.
Give your bridal jewellery set a touch of elegance and glamour with one of these stylish three stone Emerald Cut engagement rings.
Take your bridal jewellery set to the next level in elegance and glamour with one of these stunning single stone Emerald Cut engagement rings with the added beauty of shoulder stones.
As beautiful as they are breathtaking, these dazzling three stone Emerald Cut engagement rings with shoulder stones are truly remarkable.
The perfect blend of timeless beauty and classic elegance, these cluster style Emerald Cut engagement rings are truly breathtaking.
Give your bridal jewellery set a touch of timeless elegance and classic beauty with one of these stunning vintage inspired Emerald Cut engagement rings.
When it comes to classic styling and timeless elegance, nothing compares to the beauty of an Emerald Cut engagement ring. Long known as one of the most popular cuts for royals and nobility, the stunning Emerald Cut offers a simple yet sophisticated profile that makes it truly remarkable. An Emerald Cut stone is rectangular in shape with an ideal ratio of 1.50 to 1.75. It has angled corners and is considered a step cut stone due to the multiple facets on the top and sides of the stones.
Today, Emerald Cut engagement rings remain extremely popular in both modern and vintage inspired designs. The geometric design of the cut allows it to work beautifully in modern designs which strive for clean lines and sharp angles. On the other hand, the fact that the cut rose to popularity during the Art Deco period makes it a perfect choice for vintage inspired engagement rings as well which remain one of the most popular trends on both the fine jewellery and bridal jewellery markets. The straight edges of the Emerald Cut also make it well suited for multi-stone engagement rings, as well as eternity rings, as it allows the stones to rest flush up against one another for a seamless appearance.
The Emerald Cut is believed to have evolved from the table cut stones that began to emerge in the late 1400s and early 1500s. While the much simpler table cut stones were slightly more square in their initial shape, the rectangular design of the Emerald Cut stone as we know it today developed gradually over several centuries. Over time, more and more facets were added to the table cut stones and their shape was elongated.
Although the Emerald Cut had been in use for some time, it wasn't until the famed Art Deco period of the early 20th century that popular stone shape was born and first named as such. Initially, the cut was used primarily for emeralds as it allowed for a method of cutting the gemstones that exerted as little pressure as possible, ideal for the green stones that were prone to chipping and fracturing. As the popularity of the cut grew, however, jewellers quickly began to appreciate the beauty and efficiency of the Emerald Cut, employing it on other precious and semi-precious stones, with the dazzling diamond being a popular choice for the elegant design.
Purely Diamonds offers a full range of Emerald Cut engagement rings in a wide variety of styles to suit your every need, from vintage to modern and classic to contemporary. They also provide a full range of precious metal choices, including traditional yellow and white gold, luxurious platinum, and more modern palladium designs.