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An emerald cut engagement ring is a masterpiece of symmetry, clarity, and luminescence. This clean-cut stone provides an elongated shape that actually makes the stone appear larger than other diamond shapes, while also creating a very glamorous look due to its mirror-like effect. It is no wonder why the emerald cut diamond has become a celebrity favorite in recent years, spotted on the hands of Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Beyoncé, and more!
The emerald cut shape is one of the oldest shapes and has been around for centuries. It originated from gem cutters, who found that emerald gemstones chipped less when cut into an emerald shape. Despite being around for centuries, this special shape didn't really become popular until the 1920s and 1930s.
What makes the emerald cut so unique is it's clarity. When looking for diamonds, most people search for brilliance or radiance, but when it comes to emerald cuts it's all about the clarity of the stone. Because the shape has large table and open facets, imperfections and color are easily apparent. It is important to find an emerald cut diamond with a minimum clarity grade while also focusing on diamonds that appear colorless rather than yellow.
Just like other diamond shapes, emerald cut diamonds should be regularly cleaned with mild soap and warm water. We also suggest using a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub. We recommend bringing in any diamond ring once a year to tighten any loose prongs and to professionally clean your ring to leave it feeling brand new!