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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.

Blue Nile

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Blue Nile

Click here to visit Blue Nile and start making your ring!

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!

If you haven’t already, click here to find your perfect emerald cut diamond ring.

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

  • Cut: Ideal
  • Clarity: VVS1
  • Color: F
  • Depth: 65.3%
  • Table: 64.0%

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Emerald Cut Engagement Rings
1 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond

  • Cut: Ideal
  • Clarity: VS2
  • Color: G
  • Depth: 65.2%
  • Table: 64.0%

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1 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond
1.60 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond

  • Cut: Ideal
  • Clarity: VS2
  • Color: G
  • Depth: 66.3%
  • Table: 62.0%

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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.

5 Responses to “Emerald Cut Engagement Rings/Diamond Ring Buying Guide”

  1. marilou nuzzi on July 30th, 2010

    What’s wrong with a 75% table on an emerald cut diamond with a 65% depth?

  2. Diamond Lover on July 31st, 2010

    The depth of 65% is great, but the table of 75% is too high. Ideally, the table will be less than the depth (but it doesn’t have to be).

  3. Diamond seeker on October 21st, 2010

    There is a $850 difference between these two. PLEASE HELP! Is the difference visible and worth the $850??

    Carat weight: 1.02
    Cut: Very Good
    Color: F
    Clarity: VS1
    Depth: 66.1%
    Table: 63%
    Polish: Excellent
    Symmetry: Very Good
    Girdle: Medium to Slightly Thick
    Culet: None
    Fluorescence: None
    Measurements: 7.32 x 4.78 x 3.16 mm
    Length/Width Ratio: 1.53

    Carat weight: 1.02
    Cut: Good
    Color: F
    Clarity: VS2
    Depth: 73%
    Table: 72%
    Polish: Very Good
    Symmetry: Good
    Girdle: Slightly Thick
    Culet: None
    Fluorescence: None
    Measurements: 7.31 x 4.52 x 3.30 mm
    Length/Width Ratio: 1.62

  4. Diamond Lover on November 11th, 2010

    Very sorry for the late reply. I don’t know if it’s too late but I’m guessing the first diamond is the more expensive one? The main deciding factor to me would be the cut grade – one is “very good” and the other is “good.” It’s hard to say without seeing it in person but one step up in cut grade could possibly be worth an extra $850. Also, I think the depth % and table % are also playing a role in the price difference (between 60 and 65% is supposed to be the best). The first diamond (almost) fits into that range. I would look around – there might be another diamond the same size, with the same color and clarity, and a “very good” cut like the first diamond that is not $850 more.

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