Engagement ring spotlight: the emerald cut
October 11, 2018
Emerald cut engagement rings are a stylish statement of elegance and vintage glamour. For a cut that has been around for centuries, its design remains one of the most stylish and unique choices for diamond engagement rings. Midas offers an impressive collection of emerald cut diamond rings for you to admire across three Sydney boutiques. If you’re looking for a style icon to steal the spotlight, find out if this type of engagement ring could be the perfect choice for you.
The emerald cut was originally developed by stone cutters for emeralds as their fragility required particular techniques to prevent breakage and improve stability. The origins of this style date back to the 1500s but it wasn’t until the 1920s that the term ‘emerald cut’ was used. Its striking appearance was the perfect match for the sharp lines and satisfying symmetry of art deco designs. If you love art deco styling, talk to our master jewellers about our vintage inspired collection or the design of a custom-made Midas piece.
Emerald cut diamonds represent a fraction of the world’s diamond supply, only making up around 3%. Even though it’s not one of the most popular choices, emerald cut engagement rings have plenty of assets. The size of the top surface makes it appear larger than other diamond cuts of the same carat weight, including the popular round diamond. The emerald cut is also chosen for its flattering shape, the elongated stone making the finger appear more slender. If you’re still not convinced remember that the price is also appealing, costing up to 25% less than round diamonds of the same size!
Emerald cut engagement rings radiate old Hollywood glamour, with a flashy shine and timeless charm. To enhance the size of your diamond, use a halo setting or add some sparkle with a diamond pave band. Emerald cut diamonds also look lovely with step cut side stones such as a smaller emerald cut or baguette diamonds. To help you choose the perfect setting and style for your engagement ring, visit one of our boutiques and talk to our expert jewellers.
No wonder this style of engagement ring has been the choice of celebrities for generations. From Elizabeth Taylor’s 29.4 carat rock from Mike Todd to Beyoncé’s stunning stone from Jay Z, the stars aren’t the only ones who have fallen in love with this design. If the depth and charm of the emerald cut have captured your heart, explore the Midas collection of emerald cut engagement rings at one of our boutique jewellers in Sydney today.