An emerald diamond cut gets its name from the emerald gemstone, and the diamond is cut like an emerald stone. It is the best-known cut in the family of step diamond cuts, and is a beautiful option for an engagement ring. Naturally sophisticated and classy in appearance, an emerald-shaped diamond is usually cheaper compared to other fancy-shaped diamonds. It will enhance the appearance of the diamond, and will give you great value for money.
If you have decided to choose it for an engagement ring, then you must choose a setting which will show it off and keep the emerald-shaped centerpiece secure. Here are some of the engagement ring settings, which look best alongside an emerald shaped diamond.
This setting comprises a metal strip around the center diamond, holding the gemstone securely in the ring band. Bezels are ideal for a person with an active lifestyle who works a lot with his or her hands. Many individuals in professions like nursing prefer this setting because with it, maintaining their ring is much easier for them. This is why you should consider choosing an emerald cut bezel ring for anyone who has an active way of life.
A good thing about the setting is that it hides the imperfections along the edges and sides of the gem. The ring will have a classic design, plus a fashionable and sophisticated look. On the flip side, it can be tough to resize such a ring, and this task will require a high skill level from the jewelry worker. Anyhow, some love the contemporary and sleek appearance of an emerald cut bezel ring. This is to say when you like the way it looks, you should consider choosing it for an engagement ring.
Most people prefer to choose this setting for an engagement ring. It is made up of a solitaire diamond, which is held by the metal prongs of the setting. V-Shaped claws tend to be used to keep the diamond from braking.
Almost every prong setting comprises between 4 and 6 claws. If more claws are used, then the setting will give the centerpiece stone more protection, plus the metal pins around it will accentuate the shape of it. However, the increase in the amount of metal will make the center stone less visible. When choosing a claw setting, you will need to think about the safety of your centerpiece and your ring’s beauty to balance these aspects.
It is commonly made by putting small diamonds around the centerpiece gemstone of the ring. It is a striking setting for the emerald-shaped gems. The setting adds that bit more of the sparkle which the step-cut diamond lacks. The diamond accents create a surrounding shine, which emphasizes the beauty of an emerald cut diamond, and keeps the focus pretty much on the centerpiece.
By choosing this setting, you can go for a small centerpiece diamond and have it look larger than it actually is. The human eyes often gauge the center diamond’s size from one edge to another of the diamond halo. This means you can spend much lesser money than you otherwise would by buying a small emerald-shaped diamond.
The halo setting often makes the emerald-cut stone more secure than the claw setting does, as it creates a buffer surrounding the centerpiece. Choose to have the ring set with small colored diamonds around the center stone for more character and color to the piece.
Three-Stone Ring Setting
Whether your girlfriend likes a minimalistic or rather over-the-top jewelry piece, there will likely be a trinity engagement ring design for her. You can choose three emerald-shaped diamonds of almost the same sizes or different sizes set next to each other. For another variation of the setting, consider mixing and matching different diamond shapes.
The trinity ring design enables you to use smaller diamonds, and thereby, save a considerable amount of money. For a person who has wider fingers, it offers coverage, plus fits the hand in a perfect fashion. Setting the gemstones next to each other will make the ring eye-catching.
This setting makes the centerpiece diamond the principal focus of an engagement ring. In the setting, the gemstone placed high above this ring’s metal band has a striking look, similar to a towering church. At least, this is how one will see it.
The center diamond is held at a higher-than-usual position with metal claws, or it is held in the bezel setting’s graceful arch-like elements joined to the metal shank. These arches make the setting so elegant. The gem is enlarged and looks prominent. However, this is not the ideal setting to choose for an active person because its elevation makes the gem likelier to be damaged. The ring setting can stick on objects, which potentially damages the claws and the gemstone. Anyhow, it is an amazing-looking setting to choose for the ring.