With Angelina Jolie’s elegant emerald-cut engagement ring recently making headlines, many women will be begging their beaus for emerald-cut engagement rings. Here is a look at some of the most famous emerald-cut rings for inspiration, as well as tips for finding your own perfect emerald-cut diamond ring:
- Angelina Jolie’s understated sparkler is estimated to be valued at $250,000 and carries its own unique look with the custom design, befitting of the elegant actress.
- Kim Kardashian’s famed engagement included plenty of attention for her engagement ring, a dazzling 20-plus carat, emerald-cut sparkler from NBA player Kris Humphries. Although the relationship did not last, the larger than life ring lives on in celebrity history.
- Pop star Jessica Simpson donned a dazzling emerald-cut diamond engagement ring from former flame Nick Lahey with a 4-carat center stone flanked by two diamonds. Although the relationship did not last, the ring remains a beauty.
- Starlet Reese Witherspoon wore a 5-carat emerald-cut vintage bauble with an Art Deco-inspired design that still stands out for its stylish beauty, despite that fact that her relationship ended.
- Socialite Paris Hilton paraded around in a 24-carat emerald-cut diamond ring from Greek shipping heir Paris Lastis. The gaudy bauble was perfect for the outlandish party girl, whose engagement did not last.
- Donald Trump proposed to his current wife, Melanie Knauss, with a 12-carat emerald-cut ring reported to cost more than $1 million.
Tips for Buying an Emerald-Cut Engagement Ring
- Emerald-cut engagement rings are best for accentuating long, slender fingers and can make chubby fingers look bigger. For women who do not have slender hands but still want the emerald cut, go for emerald-cut rings with side diamonds or baguettes to help make the ring appear wider and less oblong. The side stones will help draw attention from the finger.
- The diamond color and clarity is especially important when choosing an emerald-cut engagement ring because the larger, rectangular center stone will show flaws more easily than a round-cut ring such as a solitaire. Go for a color that is G or higher and a clarity rating in the VS range.
- Emerald-cut diamonds are generally less expensive than some of the popular cuts, so you can get more carats for your buck with emerald cuts, as well as an elegant looking diamond that, with the right care, will last a lifetime.