Emerald cut diamond engagement rings are well loved classics
that have adorned the fingers of brides-to-be for generations. This geometric
cut is designed to catch light which shows off each diamond’s clarity and sparkle
in a beautiful way. Vintage engagement rings are also popular and look stunning
with these rectangular-cut gemstones.
Why An Emerald
Emerald cuts are rectangular or square, which allows light
to shine through in an extraordinary way. These symmetric cuts were originally
used on emeralds, but have become a desirable and stunning way to showcase
diamonds. Emerald cut diamond engagement rings are often chosen by
spouses-to-be because the shape is both dramatic and dazzling. The gems’ edges
have clipped corners, giving them additional eye-appeal and durability. The
emerald-cut often makes diamonds appear larger than their carat size; the
longer the facets, the more brilliant the shine. These rectangular gems look
spectacular in either elaborate or simple settings.
Some of the most splendid vintage engagement rings are in
Art Deco styles, but there are other antique settings to consider, such as
Victorian and Edwardian.
Art Deco: Engagement rings
with Art Deco styling lend themselves to emerald-cut gems quite nicely.
Art Deco was an art movement that took place during the 1920s. Deco styles
placed much emphasis on bold geometric shapes, which aligns beautifully
with the squared-off gems.
Victorian: Victorian rings
often have ornate styling details. These rings’ gold is often yellow or
rose toned; diamonds are often arranged in clusters or surrounding solo
gemstones. Settings have lacy, intricate designs to give them antique
settings are usually in white gold or platinum, to reflect the preferences
of the time period.
Modern Rings vs.
Some brides opt for antique vintage rings, while others
prefer modern day replicas of the glamorous styles.
Antiques: If antique
jewelry is chosen, extra care must be taken to protect them. Because they
are more fragile than modern rings, antiques must be removed before using
harsh cleansers or doing work in the yard. Before purchasing, antiques
should be inspected by a reputable jeweler to make certain prongs are
secure and the gems are authentic.
Modern Vintage: The same
intricate patterning present on antique rings can be created in modern
bands, using newly cut diamonds. The modern-day replicas are more durable
and with guaranteed top quality gems and metals.
Getting engaged to be married is a monumental milestone in a
couple’s life together. The diamond and setting selected for an engagement ring
should reflect this. We can help you create a ring splendid enough to last a