Propose with the perfect emerald cut engagement ring
The ‘cut’ of a diamond refers to the alignment of angles (facets), proportion and dimensions of a diamond.
These elements determine the sparkle and brilliance of a diamond. Diamonds are graded based on their cut as either; excellent, very good, fair and poor. Emerald cut diamonds are cut using rectangular facets, this cut highlights the clarity of the diamond, creating a unique optical ‘mirroring’ illusion of sparkle and brilliance.
All diamonds in the Simon Curwood Diamond Collection are guaranteed to be non-recirculated, ethically mined diamonds. All SC Diamonds are hand selected by our international diamond buyer, undergo rigorous quality control and are each certified by the same independent diamond agency, ensuring consistency and brilliance with each SC Diamond. Learn more about the 4’s C of diamonds here.
Custom design an emerald cut diamond ring
Create your dream custom made emerald cut diamond engagement ring with Simon Curwood Jewellers world class design concierge.
Our experienced design team will guide you through each step ensuring your engagement ring is as unique as you are.
Have a one on one creative consultation with our design concierge with complimentary champagne and craft beers to get the creativity flowing. An interactive 3D model of your ring will be created by our design team for you to approve. Once approved your ring will be engineered with exceptional craftsmanship by our jewellery atelier and arrive in store within 3 to 12 weeks.
Why Design an Engagement Ring with Simon Curwood?
Simon Curwood Jewellers offers the ultimate in luxury experience with an exceptional creative team ready to help you create the engagement ring of your dreams.
Our 3D model rendering offers a fully interactive experience - you control the view with a 360 degree rotating view of your custom made engagement ring.
Our custom CAD casting is the most advanced in the industry, offering millimetre precision of your approved design.
Our express production time means you receive your custom made engagement ring sooner - with an average production time of 3-12 weeks
Frequently Asked Questions
What shape is an emerald cut diamond?
Emerald cut diamonds are elongated and usually rectangular in shape; they are unique and elegant and have a surface area that appears larger than other diamond cuts. They exude a clarity due to the longer facets that have been cut into the diamond, and they reveal colour more easily. It is estimated that emerald diamonds make up only 3% of the world’s diamonds, so they are fairly rare.
How big is a 1 carat emerald cut diamond?
The size of a 1 carat emerald cut diamond is around 7mm x 5mm. Our diamond specialists have access to diamonds from all over the world. If you’re looking for something specific, please connect with our in-store staff and they can assist you with the perfect diamond.
Are emerald cut diamonds less sparkly?
Most diamond shapes are cut for maximum brilliance. Emerald diamonds, however, are ‘step cut’ and their sparkle is more understated, revealing a classic and sophisticated style.
The ‘hall of mirrors’ effect that you get with an emerald cut diamond is due to the way the dark and light planes are accentuated by the longer facets that have been cut into the diamond.
Even though the emerald cut diamond doesn’t have as much ‘fire’ as a round cut diamond the edges of a beautiful emerald cut will still have sparkle.
Are emerald cut diamonds popular?
While the emerald cut diamond has been around since the 1500’s, it became prominent in the 1920’s and has remained popular ever since. The stylish Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor both sported emerald cut engagement rings, and the diamond cut has recently regained popularity after being seen on the hands of celebrities like Beyonce, Amal Clooney, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Paris Hilton. Known for its sleek lines and stunning flat surface, it will remain a beautiful classic engagement ring style.
What is a good size emerald cut diamond?
The size of diamond you select will come down to your budget. It is important to speak to a Simon Curwood diamond specialist who can help you select the best value diamond for your budget, while taking into consideration things like clarity and colour, which is important if you are considering an emerald cut diamond. With access to diamonds from all over the world, we can help you find the best value diamond for your budget.
Do emerald cut diamonds look bigger?
Emerald cut diamonds can look larger than their round diamond counterparts because their main surface (table) is bigger than a round cut diamond of the same carat weight.
When comparing both a 1 carat round cut diamond and 1 carat emerald cut diamond, the emerald cut appears larger.
Are emerald cut diamonds more expensive?
Emerald cut diamonds are more affordable than most other shapes, especially when comparing them with round diamonds. This is because there is less wastage when cutting an emerald diamond. You lose less of the stone in the cutting process than you do with other shapes.
However, you generally need to go for a higher quality diamond in an emerald cut. This is because the wide table (top surface of the diamond) can show any imperfections quite obviously, so clarity and colour become important.
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