Emerald Cut Engagement Rings/Diamond Ring Buying Guide
Whether you’re looking for a ring with an emerald cut diamond for an engagement ring or for any purpose, I am here to help you make your purchase. My goal is to help you get the best ring for your money. I will give you some guidelines (that are specific to the emerald cut!) to make sure that you get a high-quality diamond, and I’ll also reveal the best stores for diamond ring shopping.
Here’s the first step: Find a reliable jeweler that has a good selection of emerald cut diamond rings. James Allen has proved to be deserving of my #1 recommendation. They have an A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau), 5-star rating from iVouch, and an outstanding rating from BizRate.
Another awesome, reliable jeweler is Blue Nile. They are Forbes Favorite Online Jeweler, and they have the largest selection of diamonds online. They are also rated A+ by the BBB and are the “Best E-Tailer” according to Kiplinger’s.
And now, the second step: Make sure that you get a high-quality diamond. Follow these simple guidelines for emerald cut diamonds and you’ll know that you’re getting the best diamond possible.
- The cut should be “TrueHearts,” “Signature Ideal,” “Ideal” or “Premium”. A cut that is “good” can also make a nice ring if budget is tight. However, the cut is the most important characteristic, so I recommend getting the best cut you can.
- The color should be D,E, F, or G. H is also acceptable, but don’t go below that. Don’t spend the extra money for a D color diamond – they are supposed to be the most colorless, but the difference is rarely, if ever, visible.
- The clarity should be F, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, or VS2.
Here are some more optional, additional criteria. Click on the “more search options” button to see these extra options when you’re looking through the diamond selection.
- Depth should be 60% to 67%.
- Table should be 58% to 65%.
- Polish and symmetry should be “excellent”, “very good”, or “good”.
Follow these guidelines and you can be sure that you’re going to get a beautiful diamond ring!
Of course, the third step is to select your setting, after you’ve selected the diamond. Add the diamond to the ring, and then the choices for settings will come up. Browse through the settings until you find one that you want for your ring. Then, just select the ring size and you’ll be ready to check out!
Here are some example emerald cut diamonds:
These are some emerald cut diamonds that fit these recommendations that you can use to make your diamond ring:
|.52 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond
|1 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond
|1.60 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond
Again, these are just a few examples of emerald cut diamonds that fit the recommendations above that you can use to make your ring. There are many more diamonds that you can find that are also high quality that you can find on James Allen (click here to search through all their diamonds).
Also, before I close this diamond guide, here’s one more tip. If you can’t find anything at James Allen, try looking at Blue Nile. These two are my highest recommended jewelers. They are the best of the best! Between those two sites, you will definitely find the perfect ring for your needs!
That’s the end of my buying guide for emerald cut diamond rings! I hope I have covered everything that you need in order to purchase your ring.
If you still have any questions about buying your diamond ring, please leave a comment and I will do everything that I can to help you with your ring purchase.
Also, you can email me at ringhelp(at)buydiamondrings.org. Just replace the (at) with the @ sign.