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A close look at Reece Witherspoon's engagement ring

As leading Hollywood actress, Reece Witherspoon, celebrated her 10-year wedding anniversary to Jim Toth this year, we’ve taken a close look at her incredible engagement ring to reveal what makes it so special.

According to our experts, Reece Witherspoon’s ring is extremely rare, featuring a unique Ashoka diamond, a cut which has been patented by US designer, William Goldberg.

This diamond is a new variation of the emerald cut, which is known for its step-cut design. It has 62 facets in comparison to a classic Emerald diamond which has 46.

Diamond jewellery expert, Max Stone, said: _"Reece Witherspoon’s engagement ring features a precious Ashoka diamond on a cut down shoulder setting design. The defining characteristic of this cut is its facets, which ‘criss-cross’ each other.

"The shine on the diamond is particularly brilliant and more distinctive than any other rare diamond.This particular ring is around 4ct in total, with an estimated value of $500,000 (£365,000) on today’s market._

He added: "Whilst emerald cuts are timeless, the Ashoka, along with the Crisscut diamond, are beautiful alternatives, growing in popularity as more people become aware of their unique properties."

Although you might not be able to get your hands on an Ashoka diamond, if you’re a fan of the emerald cut and want to steal Reese’s style, a Crisscut could be a great alternative.

Here’s everything you need to know…

**The benefits of a Crisscut engagement ring
**A Crisscut diamond is very similar to an emerald cut, as they both feature a rectangular, elongated shape. However, unlike the Emerald cut, Crisscuts are extremely rare -with just a few diamond jewellers (including us) selling them globally.

The emerald cut also tends to expose the slightest of imperfections and inclusions, meaning it’s best to select a higher clarity diamond to ensure you don’t go short of sparkle. On the other hand, if you opt for a Crisscut, the expertly designed facets allow these natural inclusions to be disguised, which means you won’t have to pay more for clarity.

**They have almost double the number of facets
**The beauty of this unique diamond cut lies in the stunning step-like facets that cross within the stone. The diamond is elongated in shape with trimmed corners and typically has 85 facets in comparison to a classic Emerald which has just 46.

They can look up to 45% larger than an Emerald cut

If you’re looking for a large stone but don’t have enough cash for the carats, a Crisscut diamond could be exactly what you need. Although they look very similar to an Emerald cut diamond, a 1ct Crisscut stone can look up to 45% larger than an Emerald cut of the same size thanks to the increased number of facets. This means you get a diamond that looks almost twice as large for a similar price.

Platinum Crisscut Classic Wedfit Halo Engagement Ring

**The Crisscut maximises the stone’s brilliance
**Instead of cutting a diamond deep with a lot of carat weight hidden way down in the setting, Crisscut diamonds have a broader surface and silhouette, making the diamond reflect light better and maximising their sparkle.

Platinum Crisscut 3 Stone With Rounds Engagement Ring with Crisscut

They are very exclusive
Just like the Ashoka diamond worn by Reese Witherspoon, the Crisscut diamond is extremely rare. Steven Stone is the only UK diamond retailer to stock the cut, which means you’ll be getting a ring unlike any other.

18ct Rose Gold Crisscut Classic Wedfit Engagement Ring with Crisscut

If you want to find out more about the Crisscut diamond, book a consultation with one of our jewellery experts, shop the collection, or create your own design.

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