The cut of a diamond is essential when it comes to finding the perfect diamond for your hand shape. Each type of cut is beautiful in its own way, and deciding which one will suit you best is the first step in finding your dream ring. Emerald cuts are very popular, having an elegant and sophisticated aura about them. Set in clean no fuss settings they exude the epitome of luxury and modernity yet when set in a vintage setting they give off an aura of the famous Art Deco movement.
Emerald cuts are a great choice for many reasons. Though their step cut facets still emit some sparkle and brilliance, they do so in a more subtle fashion than their brilliant cut counterparts, with the added advantage of looking larger in the same carat weight. Secondly, because of their elongated shape they tend to make fingers look slimmer and longer. From a cost perspective they cost less than rounds in the same carat weight while simultaneously appearing larger. Lastly, they look great in all types of settings including halo, three stone and solitaire and they look great in clean contemporary settings as well as vintage inspired styles, so there are limitless options to choose from. Whatever your style preferences are, there is an emerald cut engagement ring for you.
Below I’ve rounded up the top emerald cut engagement rings settings for every taste and budget.
ENGAGEMENT RINGS BY PRICES : $500 – $6000
The solitaire is an easy and obvious choice for any center stone, emerald cut included. Not only does it easily pair with other rings like your wedding or anniversary band, it is a timeless classic that will never go out of style. The white metal is both modern and sleek and the number one metal color of choice for today’s brides. It looks great with a plain white wedding band or with a pave set straight band for extra sparkle. Because the setting is not overly expensive you can really funnel your funds into the center stone quality or a more intricate matching wedding band.
If a solitaire is too simple for your taste, the dainty leaf motif split shank on this emerald cut engagement ring setting adds just enough romantic flair without being overwhelming. Millgrain detailing along the edge adds lovely vintage inspired charm.
Options under $1,500
If you prefer something with a little more bling while still emanating a traditional aesthetic, the Joanna style is a perfect option. 0.25 carats of diamonds set in French pave on a thin 14 karat white gold shank solidify this style as both elegant and classic.
The Sadie style upgrades a simple diamond shank with one that imbues femininity infused with subtle vintage accents. Marquise shaped stations, each set with a brilliant diamond, form the band of this delicate style giving a fresh spin to a classic straight band. This ring also pairs beautifully with our stackable collection for the ideal bridal set.
Somewhere between the solitaire and the halo lies the hidden halo. For those ladies who want a classic style with a unique twist the hidden halo is the perfect choice. Shimmering diamonds line the underside of the stone giving a touch of sparkle that can be seen from all angles.
Options under $2,500
Halo settings are cleverly crafted to enhance the center stone and maximize brilliance, and this Idina style is no exception. Boost the radiance of your emerald cut center stone with a sparkling halo featuring brilliant round diamonds. Constructed from rich 14K white gold, this 0.34ct cathedral style setting boasts a slim straight band trimmed with sparkling pavé diamonds.
Options under $3,500
Inspired by the Victorian era and crafted from rich 18 karat gold, the Colby style features a unique diamond halo with millgrain edging. An elegant pave lined split shank serves as the perfect accent to the emerald cut center stone.
If you’re set on an emerald cut for your engagement ring rest assured you’re making a great choice. This shape exudes glamour and elegance for a look that is both sophisticated and unique at the same time. To view these and more gorgeous emerald cut settings for every budget click here. Or to create a custom emerald cut setting made just for you, contact our talented customer service experts to help you build the ring of your dreams.