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Emerald Cut

The emerald cut is used to create stunning rings, not just made from emeralds!

About the Emerald Cut

The modern emerald cut emerged in the art deco era at the beginning of the 20th century, used not only for beautiful coloured gemstones but also diamonds, and now ethical moissanite. While the popular brilliant round cut is classically sublime, the emerald cut exudes luxurious, vintage vibes and has a certain extravagance that better matches the princess and cushion cuts.

Shape: rectangular with a “stepped” appearance and cut corners from above and below, frustum cone from the side.

Facets: usually 57.

Style: Art deco extravagance.

Cut Grading: the wide, clear “table” of the emerald cut really highlights the clarity and brilliance of moissanite stone. While the heavily faceted oval, pear and round cuts are unbeatable for refracting light, the emerald cut is the best style for exhibiting the natural clearness and depth of precious gemstones.

Typically, the emerald cut gemstone is rectangular and worn with the longer sides parallel to your ring finger. This elongates your hand and also makes room for added diamonds, real moissanite and other gems to be mounted either side.

Emerald Cut Moissanite Gemstone Style

Emerald cut gems are surprisingly versatile: they make eye catching, standalone centrepieces but they can also be complimented nicely by baguette cut, round or cushion gems embedded either side, for extra sparkle.

Anne Hathaway’s modern emerald cut engagement ring features a large, 6 carat emerald cut diamond surrounded by round cut diamonds and extra diamonds embedded in the platinum band. Her fiancée wanted something timeless with old world charm, so the emerald cut was the perfect choice. The real moissanite and diamond white gold engagement ring from Charles and Colvard retailers, “Evalina”, is very similar in style.

However, Anne Hathaway isn’t the first celebrity to fall in love with emerald cut styles. Both Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor had glamourous emerald cut diamond engagement rings. The emerald cut is a symbol of timeless style.

Besides engagement rings, the emerald cut is also very beautiful with colour gemstone rings, like our simple “Florence” Chatham lab grown emerald ring. Our coloured gems and real moissanite are lab grown, making them ethical, affordable yet just as brilliant and gorgeous as mined diamonds.

To find out how we can assist you with designing a stunning emerald cut engagement ring, contact us at hello@lilyarkwright.com or browse our collection of Forever One gems online.

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