Today everyone prefers giving diamonds as a gift because it expresses your love and commitment for the person you love. Diamonds are known as a symbol of love. Pure diamonds have four characteristics i.e. cut, color, carat and clarity. Carat, clarity and color are naturally acquired qualities of a stone while cut determine the desirability of diamonds. You can find different shapes and types in diamond jewelry in the market. One of the most famous cut in diamond engagement ring is emerald cut.
It is also referred as a step cut. The emerald cut has rectangular shape slightly cut corners. Earlier it was used for emeralds but its classy look makes it popular in diamonds.
There are several designs found in emerald cut engagement ring such as contemporary rings, bridal sets and unique styles. The most common setting is a classic four- prong arrangement. it gives steadiness to the stone while protecting the delicate edges.
It is often matched with accent stones due to their elongated shape, particularly tapered baguettes and other emerald cuts. An emerald cut solitaire ring can be very attractive and you can choose your ring according to your style. For a classic emerald cut the length-to-width ratio should range from 1.3:1 to not more than 1.75:1. But many people choose narrower or wider stones according to their style. Women with long, thin fingers can lengthen the stone even more.
Those who have short, thick fingers may appear out of proportion for rectangular shape. Before buying emerald cut engagement ring you should look for loose diamonds. This will help you to examine all sides of the gem for imperfections. You must be particular about quality and always go for high quality diamonds. Princess, Asscher are similar to emerald cut and many people get confused in them. Emerald cuts are long rectangles with only slightly cropped corners however Princess cuts are squares without any trimming. On the other hand Asscher cuts are squares with deeply trimmed corners. This stone usually appears to be of higher carat weight than other shapes, letting the couple to focus their eyes on the ring’s design and details rather than the middle stone.
If you are budget conscious then you can go for emerald cut as it is easily affordable.