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All About Emerald Cut Diamonds

Friday, November 5, 2021 11:39:18 AM America/Los_Angeles

Elegant and unique, the emerald-cut diamond is a beautiful choice for your diamond jewelry. If you’re considering the striking emerald cut for your engagement ring or another diamond design, read on. In this guide to emerald cut diamonds, we’re sharing everything you need to know about this fancy shape. We’re going over the emerald cut diamond’s characteristics, history, sparkle, and best settings, then detailing what you should look for when buying an emerald cut diamond. 

What is an Emerald Cut Diamond?

The emerald cut has been one of the most popular diamond shapes for hundreds of years. This diamond shape looks like a rectangle with cut corners when viewed from above. Emerald cut diamonds have step-cut facets that are long, linear, and arranged in parallel rows. These step-cut facets produce beautiful flashes of light and make it easy to see inside the diamond. This gives emerald-cut diamonds a pure, clear look.

The History of Emerald Cut Diamonds 

The emerald cut was created in the 1500s, making it one of the oldest diamond shapes still used today. This cut was first used for emerald gemstones, which are brittle due to their high level of natural inclusions. Stonecutters started using the emerald cut because it put less pressure on the fragile emerald, thereby reducing the risk of chipping the gem during the cutting process. 

The emerald cut was originally called the table cut. The name emerald cut was coined in the 1920s after the cut became extremely popular for diamonds. Emerald cut diamonds were in high demand during the Art Deco era of the 1920s when the shape’s beautiful symmetry and strong geometric shape were perfectly on-trend. 

The emerald cut diamond hit peak popularity during the Retro era of the late 1930s and 1940s. The diamond shape was perfect for the style of the period, which celebrated eye-catching designs, romance, and sophistication. Because emerald-cut diamonds were so in demand during the Retro era, they’re often considered to have a vintage style that harkens back to the elegant glamour of the age. 

Emerald-Cut Diamond Sparkle 

The emerald-cut diamond produces a unique type of sparkle because it has step-cut facets, rather than brilliant-cut facets. 

Most diamond shapes feature a version of the round brilliant cut diamond’s faceting. This type of faceting, called brilliant cut faceting, features many tiny facets that break up light and create dazzling shimmer. The majority of today’s popular diamond shapes feature a brilliant cut. Examples of brilliant-cut diamonds include princess cut, oval cut, pear-shaped, marquise cut, radiant cut, and round cut diamonds. 

Emerald cut diamonds, on the other hand, feature long and linear step cut facets that create larger flashes of light. The emerald-cut diamond’s facets are arranged in a parallel fashion, resulting in a beautiful interplay of light within the diamond. The mesmerizing reflection of an emerald diamond’s facets is referred to as its hall of mirrors effect. 


If you’re shopping for a diamond for your engagement ring or another piece of jewelry, you have options. You, of course, have your choice of diamond shape, carat weight, and quality. Then, you can also choose whether you want a natural diamond or a lab-grown diamond.Read More

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Creating a Custom Engagement Ring

Monday, July 27, 2020 3:45:54 AM America/Los_Angeles


Many people are drawn to the idea of creating a custom engagement ring and it’s easy to see why. Designing your own engagement ring allows you to create something that’s as unique as your love. When you create a custom engagement ring, you can control every detail of your design and create a personalized, one-of-a-kind ring that will be treasured now and for decades to come.Read More
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How to Hint at Which Engagement Ring You Want

Monday, July 27, 2020 3:36:43 AM America/Los_Angeles


If you think your partner is likely to propose soon, you may be wondering what your engagement ring will look like-- and if you’ll love it as much as you love your S.O. Your engagement ring is something you’ll wear for the rest of your life, so it makes sense that you would want to get an engagement ring you’ll enjoy wearing. But if your partner will be picking out your engagement ring on their own, how do you make sure you get a style you like?Read More
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Where to Propose in Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:38:28 PM America/Los_Angeles


Los Angeles is a sprawling city with diverse scenery, cuisine, culture, architecture, flora, and fauna. So if you’re planning on proposing in the City of Angels, you have no shortage of incredible options for your proposal location. Not sure which of LA’s amazing proposal locations is right for you? We’re here to help! Read on to see our list of the best places to propose in LA.Read More
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Most Popular Engagement Rings in 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:50:41 AM America/Los_Angeles

Are you searching for the most popular engagement ring trends in 2018? Here's a list from our friends at Barkev's.Read More
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Engagement Ring Inspiration

Monday, November 6, 2017 9:37:47 AM America/Los_Angeles

Dreaming of the perfect engagement ring? Make it as a unique as possible.Read More
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