Stone Shape Guide: Emerald Cut Engagement Rings
If you’re wanting to make a personalised proposal that is everything your partner could ever possibly want and more, you won’t do better than creating a custom ring. Bercotts allow you to customise a unique ring that no one else will ever have an exact copy of. Before purchasing a ring and selecting the individual elements, it is useful to know a little bit about the different ring styles and diamond cuts on offer. To aid in this, we’ve prepared a small guide on emerald cut engagement rings so Glasgow clients can start their ring shopping armed with some extra knowledge.
The emerald cut diamond engagement ring is one of the rarest cuts with only 3% of diamonds being cut like this. The diamond has to be perfect and look good in this style, making it harder to obtain. An emerald cut engagement ring is elegant and timeless, and those that opt them demonstrate exquisite taste. The colour and clarity need to be spot-on in this type of ring as it is very unforgiving of any small imperfections. The ratio and cut are also a very important factor in determining the beauty of an emerald cut diamond. They are usually rectangular in shape, but these can vary depending on what you’re looking for in terms of style. The classic is between 1:3 and 1.5, but some people with shorter fingers can opt for a 1:5 to 1:75 to elongate the look of their fingers. Emerald cut engagement rings are great for this as they naturally flatter your or your partner’s hand.
For those wanting an elegant look that is a touch more unique than the other offerings out there, an emerald cut engagement ring is definitely the way to go. They are absolutely stunning and have a really distinctive vintage look. This shape dates back to the 1500s in which stonecutters were having difficulties while cutting emeralds into a rectangular shape. As emeralds are soft, especially in comparison to diamonds, they are more prone to breaking. The ‘stepped’ facets of the emerald cut gave these softer gems more stability. This same technique of having rows of stepped facets was applied to diamonds, therefore giving us the emerald diamond cut.
It is one of the rarer shapes, and always has been, but that doesn’t mean that is isn’t highly desirable. Many A-list celebrities have opted for this diamond cut, and its rarity only makes it more unique. A big bonus of this type of engagement ring is that they look larger than other cuts. On average, a one-carat emerald engagement ring has a 5% increase in surface area compared to a one-carat round cut diamond. They are identical in terms of worth, but the top of the diamond will appear a lot larger. This means that Glasgow clients could purchase emerald cut engagement rings and have a diamond that look a lot larger, but for a much lower price per carat.
However, you do need to keep in mind that they are a little more difficult to find. Also, we weren’t kidding when we said that the clarity and colour were important. Any hint of colour will be magnified and any inclusions with be prominently displayed, so many sites recommend a colour grade of D or F and a clarity no lower than VS2. We’re happy to steer you in the right direction, and we won’t let you buy a ring that is less than perfect so you don’t overly have to worry about these things when purchasing from Bercotts as that is our job. We have a wide range of stunning emerald cut engagement rings in Glasgow, available as a premade option or totally customisable. By getting an appointment with one of our experts, you’ll be treated to a one-on-one personalised service that will leave your partner with a ring they will adore. To book an appointment, please fill out our contact form and we will get back as soon as we are able to.