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emerald cut solitaire
Photo: Tiffany & Co.

Solitaire

This gorgeous solitaire engagement ring is the perfect place to start discussing emerald cut diamonds. A distinctive cut, it was popularized in the Art Deco era, and is back on-trend again. If you like the look of emerald cuts, read on as we show you some beautiful examples and explain the pros and cons when purchasing this style.

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Three Stone

This three-stone ring in matte gold is a pretty mix of modern and vintage. As you can tell from the diamonds shown here, one of the coolest aspects of this cut is just how much it shows the clarity of the diamond. For that reason, when deciding which of the 4C's to plurge on, we suggest clarity as the most important for emerald cut rings.

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Vintage

We love special rings found through vintage dealers and estate sales, and this attention-grabbing solitaire from the 1960s is no exception. With a bold, wide band, this is a terrific option for a bride that prefers "chunky" jewelry to dainitier styles.

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halo emerald cut ring
Photo: Tacori

Halo

A halo setting is a popular way to boost the power of any center stone. This is especially helpful for an emerald cut because it can enhance the sparkle factor of the ring. Emerald cuts don't have as many facets as other cuts, and therefore don't have the glittering effect you see with fancy cuts.

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Shared Prong

We're in love with the shared prong settings of this multi-stone emerald cut band. It's ideal for brides that prefer less flash, have busier lifestyles, or don't want to wear both an engagement ring and a wedding band.

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Gemstone

Love emerald cut but don't want a diamond? Opt for a colorful gemstone like this deep green sapphire. It has all the appeal of an Art Deco ring, but is also very modern.

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rose gold emerald cut ring
Photo: Capucinne

Rose Gold

Again, because there aren't a lot of facets on an emerald cut diamond, the metal you choose for your ring will have a big impact. This rose gold lends a blush shade to the solitaire stone.  

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Curved Band

One of the easiest ways to personalize your ring is to use stacking bands, or curved ring sets, like this one. Featuring an emerald cut diamond and an arch of tiny emeralds above, this elegant example will stun your family and friends.

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mossanite emerald cut ring
Photo: MinimalVS

Horizontal

Any longer stone, such as an oval or rectangle shape, is a helpful choice for brides that want to visually elongate their fingers. But if that isn't a priority for you and you prefer the diamond to be more "flush" with the band, look for settings that place the emerald cut stone horizontally, as shown here.

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Mosaic

This flashy ring (admittedly wiith a rather steep price tag) managed to find a way to turn an emerald cut into all pros and no cons. It's actually a mosaic of diamonds set to create the appearance of an emerald cut. Because of this, the ring has tons of sparkle, but retains its vintage appeal.