Discover the Modern Classic, the Emerald Cut Halo Engagement Ring
Move over, round cut diamonds: There’s another diamond cut coming for your throne.
OK, while round cut diamonds will likely always be the most popular, emerald cut diamonds — especially emerald cut halo engagement rings — are rapidly surging in popularity.
The reason? They’re both elegant and timeless. While brilliant diamonds sparkle and shine like nobody’s business, emerald cut diamonds offer a more subdued look that she’ll love in an engagement ring just as much in 50 years as she does the first time you open that ring box.
And we’re not the only ones noticing their beauty: many famous faces are now rocking emerald cut halo engagement rings — and they aren’t afraid to show them off.
Celebrities with emerald cut halo engagement rings
Newly married Heidi Klum is one of the biggest celebrities wearing an emerald cut halo engagement ring. While she hasn’t talked in detail about it, reports say that Tom Kaulitz gave her a 3.5-carat emerald cut halo diamond ring. The center stone looks to be a fancy colored diamond or perhaps a gemstone, accented by two cushion-cut diamonds set in either white gold or platinum. (Yes, you read that right. It’s both a halo ring and a three stone ring.)
The estimated cost? Anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000.
Reality television stars Evelyn Lozada and Ali Fedotowsky were both given the same style of ring by their partners. Basketball Wives star Lozada received a huge emerald cut halo ring from pro baseball player Carl Crawford back in 2013. The ring — valued at anywhere from $1.4 to $1.7 million — featured a huge emerald center stone with a pave diamond halo and additional accent diamonds on the band.
Unfortunately, that couldn’t save their relationship and they split in 2017.
Fedotowsky — best known for her stint on The Bachelorette — said her engagement was the “BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!” and “Happiest time of my life!!!!” when now-husband Kevin Manno gave her a beautiful emerald cut halo engagement ring set in a petite pave diamond-accented band.
You aren’t just limited to halo settings when you decide on an emerald for your engagement ring, though: Amal Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and Kristen Bell all wear stunning emerald cut diamond engagement rings in different sizes and styles.
Things to consider before getting an emerald cut halo engagement ring
You really can’t go wrong with an emerald cut halo diamond engagement ring (even if you budget isn’t celebrity big).
That said, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before you make a final decision.
The main thing you need to know about emerald cut diamonds is that they still sparkle and shine, but the facets — known as step cuts — make the light reflect a little differently. It would be more accurate to say they “flash” instead of “sparkle.” Step cuts are less brilliant, but show off clarity of diamonds well, so make sure to invest in a diamond with no visible inclusions.
Also, the halo part of your diamond engagement ring will be made with brilliant cut diamonds, while your center stone will be a step cut. Some people like this look, but all is not lost if you don’t. Instead, you can match your emerald cut diamond with two step cut side stones, like baguettes, in an elegant three stone engagement ring setting.
Top emerald cut halo engagement rings
So, you have your heart set on an emerald cut halo engagement ring. What next? We’ve rounded up a couple of our favorites to help you get started on your search for the perfect ring.