Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Rings: Universally Popular

The key to choosing an Emerald cut engagement is quality. The rectangular shaped diamond style is an open cut, causing flaws and variations in color to be more noticeable than in other popular styles like Round or Princess diamond engagement rings.

The word ‘emerald’ is derived from the Greek word for green, and this style of cut was traditionally used for the emerald colored gems, hence the name for the cut, and was a favorite of Cleopatra.

The requisite quality of an Emerald cut engagement ring has made the style popular with royalty and celebrities today as well. Camilla Bowles, who eventually married Prince Charles, has perhaps one of the most well-known Emerald cut diamonds overseas, and in the U.S. Paris Hilton made news when she received a 15 carat Emerald cut diamond ring during her brief engagement to Greek shipping heir, Paris Latsis. The ring, reportedly worth $2.1 million, was auctioned off to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, appropriate since it was once believed that the green colored gems for which the Emerald cut was named for were once used as a temporary relief from stress.
Emerald cuts are popular here at Verragio as well; the Paradiso-3009E is a certain staff favorite. Templar Tunon, our account manager here at Verragio, has singled this ring out as her preferred Verragio ring.

From our Paradiso collection, this ring features micro pave’ on the wide band, seven diamond bezels set under the band, and a pave’s set halo of brilliant Round cut diamonds surrounding an Emerald cut diamond center. But despite so much going on with this ring, it still manages to retain its elegance, and is easy to see why it’s popular. “Because it makes my finger look awesome,” Tunon says, and the way she would make it her own? “Platinum set with a 1.5 Blue diamond center.”

Choose your favorite Verragio engagement ring and go on to Facebook to share how you would make it your own. And don’t forget to participate in our 10-10-10 contest  for the chance to make your dream ring a reality.

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