An emerald-cut diamond is a rectangular stone with cut corners and is one of the most popular and suggested engagement ring styles. Based on their long, elegant body alone, it’s easy to see their high appeal!
The History of the Emerald Cut Diamond
Despite possessing a modern look, the emerald-cut diamond is one of the oldest diamond shapes. With stylistic origins tracing back to the table cut of the 1500s, the shape was originally created for emerald stones in an attempt to prevent cracks and chipping.
Having gained popularity during the 1920’s Art Deco movement, it’s now extremely common to find emerald diamonds as the centre stone in vintage engagement rings.
Celebrities with Emerald Cut Engagement Rings
If you have or are considering an emerald-cut engagement ring then you’re in good company as they’ve become a celebrity favourite in recent years – from Jennifer Lopez to Beyoncé, we’ve put together a list of celebrities who sport the iconic shape.
Nineteen years after their first breakup, JLo announced her engagement to Ben Affleck – wowing fans with a huge green diamond engagement ring. Worth millions, the rings centre stone is an estimated 9 to 10 carats, with an elongated cushion cut and two tapered baguettes.
Steven Stone’s Managing Director, Zach Stone said: “Jennifer Lopez’s engagement ring is sensational. With an incredibly vivid colour, it looks like it could be a natural green diamond that’s been enhanced using HPHT temperature treatment, which is a well known method to change the colour of a diamond. I’ve never seen a diamond quite like it.
“Just like the pink diamond engagement ring she received from Ben Affleck previously, this ring is worth millions. The centre stone is an estimated 9 to 10 carats, with an elongated cushion cut. It also looks to feature two tapered baguettes, making this a three stone ring.
“Taking all this into consideration, this is no doubt the most expensive engagement ring we’ve seen in a long time, with an estimated value of over $3,000,000.”
It’ll be no surprise to you that Beyoncé’s iconic engagement ring is one of the most popular engagement rings of all time. Renowned for it’s emerald-cut 18-carat diamond, the gorgeous ring is estimated to have cost £4 million ($5 million).
Actress Nicola Peltz received a 4.5-5 carat emerald diamond in a classic solitaire setting on a thin band from her now husband, Brooklyn Beckham. The pair got engaged back in July 2020, when Brooklyn got down on one knee with the ring that’s believed to be worth around £160,000 ($200,000).
Paris Hilton’s engagement ring from Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis boasts a twenty four-carat emerald shaped diamond. Worth £3.7 million ($4.7 million), the 24-carat weight shot the ring to the top spot on the list of the heaviest emerald diamond pieces in the world. Paris Hilton reportedly auctioned the ring off to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims.
Tony Parker proposed to Eva Longoria with a four-carat emerald cut ring with emerald side stones. Worth £120,000 ($150,000), the stunning ring was designed by Jean Dousset.
The daughter of music legend, Lionel Richie received a huge emerald cut diamond ring from partner Elliot Grainge. Set on a yellow gold band, the ring is likely to be worth £380,000 ($500,000) and looks to be around 5ct!
When taking a closer look at the ring, our Creative Director, Maxwell Stone said: “Sofia Richie’s engagement ring is a real showstopper. An emerald-cut diamond is a timeless choice, offering both modern and vintage elements. This cut has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Beyoncé, and Nicola Peltz all wearing this style of ring.
“Sofia’s ring looks to be around 5cts and is no doubt worth around £380,000 ($500,000).”
Simon Guobadia proposed to ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star, Porsha Williams with a 15ct emerald cut blinder that’s estimated to be worth up to £800,000 ($1,000,000).
Vicky Pattison showed off her engagement ring on Instagram, telling the world how happy she was after Ercan Ramadan asked her to be his wife on a beautiful beach near the Burj Al Arab. The ring boasts a stunning emerald cut diamond, set on what appears to be a white gold or platinum pave band.
Zach Stone said: “Vicky has a stunning emerald cut diamond set on a white gold or platinum pave band. Emerald cut stones are a great choice for those who want to add a touch of vintage glamour to their ring, as Hollywood stars including Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor were huge fans of this style, both opting for emerald cut engagement rings. Beyonce, Amal Clooney, and Kim Kardashian were also given emerald cut diamonds.”
Believed to weigh around four to five carats and boasting a £160,000 ($200,000) price tag, Jennifer Lawrence’s emerald-cut engagement ring from Cooke Maroney made its debut at Paris Fashion Week in 2019. The dazzling ring features a gigantic diamond on a thin gold band.
If you’re looking for an emerald cut engagement ring of your own, we have a stunning selection to choose from. Perhaps you already have a ring on your finger and are searching for the perfect wedding ring? If so, be sure to get in touch – we have showrooms in Manchester and London.