The Ultimate Guide to Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

When it comes to choosing the perfect engagement ring, there are many options to consider. From the classic round cut to the trendy oval cut engagement ring, it can be overwhelming to make a decision. However, if you're looking for a unique and elegant choice, an emerald cut diamond might be just right for you.

An emerald cut engagement ring is a type of diamond ring that features a rectangular-shaped diamond with step-cut facets. This particular cut is known for its opulent and sophisticated appearance, making it a popular choice for engagement rings.

What are the Characteristics of an Emerald Cut Diamond?

Emerald cut diamonds have several distinctive characteristics:


The shape of an emerald cut diamond is rectangular or square with trimmed corners.

Step-Cut Facets

Unlike other diamond cuts that feature brilliant-cut facets, emerald cut diamonds have step-cut facets. These facets create a unique optical appearance with a hall-of-mirrors effect.


The emerald cut's large, open table and step-cut facets make it easier to see any inclusions or imperfections within the diamond. Therefore, it is important to choose a diamond with a higher clarity grade for maximum beauty.

Carat Weight

The emerald cut tends to highlight the diamond's carat weight, meaning that a larger carat weight can be more noticeable in an emerald cut diamond.

Why Should You Consider an Emerald Cut Engagement Ring?

There are several reasons why emerald cut engagement rings are highly sought after. Firstly, their elongated shape creates the illusion of longer, more slender fingers, making them incredibly flattering on any hand. 

Timeless Style

One of the main reasons to choose an emerald cut engagement ring is its timeless elegance. The clean lines and step-cut facets of the emerald cut create a classic look that never goes out of style. It exudes a sense of refinement and grace. They were especially popular in the 1920s for their Art Deco look and elegant symmetry.

Unique and Eye-Catching

While brilliant cut diamonds are commonly the most popular choice for engagement rings, an emerald cut offers a unique and eye-catching alternative. Its elongated shape and large table make it stand out from the crowd. If you're looking for a ring that will make a statement and capture attention, an emerald cut engagement ring is the best choice. The step-cut facets create a mesmerising play of light, giving the ring a subtle, yet distinct and captivating, sparkle.

Optical Illusion of Size

Another advantage of the emerald cut is its ability to create an optical illusion of size. Due to its large table the emerald cut diamond appears larger than its carat weight suggests. This makes it a great option if you want a bigger-looking diamond without breaking the bank.


Emerald cut engagement rings are incredibly versatile and can be paired with various settings and metal types. Whether you prefer a classic solitaire setting, a diamond halo for added sparkle, a modern bezel setting, or a vintage-inspired design, the emerald cut can accommodate your style and preferences.

Origin of The Emerald Cut

Originally the emerald cut was designed for emerald gemstones, hence the name. The cut was specifically developed to enhance the colour and clarity of an Emerald stone while minimising the chances of chips and cracks due to its fragile nature.

Our Favourite Emerald Cut Rings

Ivy Emerald in Platinum.

This engagement ring consists of a diamond halo highlighting the centre stone by mimicking the emerald-cut shape. The halo enhances the ring by adding additional sparkle from every angle and creating a larger appearance.

Denia Emerald in 18ct Yellow Gold.

Our Denia ring is a stunning solitaire with a band that tapers in towards the centre stone drawing your eye to focusing solely on the diamond.

Silvie Emerald in Platinum.

This gorgeous emerald-cut engagement ring features a diamond shoulder setting, meaning the band beside the centre stone is lined with smaller diamonds to add an all round sparkle.