The Linneys Guide to Emerald Cut Diamonds

If you are looking for a stone with a clean, sleek aesthetic, consider an emerald cut diamond. The flat surface of this cut offers timeless elegance and has been favoured by royalty for centuries. From vintage style earrings and eye catching dress rings to stunning engagement rings, this gorgeous cut draws attention whenever it is worn.  

Emerald Cut Diamonds


Typically consisting of 57 facets and boasting an elongated rectangular shape with cut-off corners, an emerald cut exudes flashes of light, rather than sparkle, due to its linear, straight facets. This effect is known as the “Hall of Mirrors”. 



The origins of the emerald cut diamond date back to the 1500s. Stonecutters during this time traditionally used this shape while preparing emeralds, which is where the cut and style gets its name. Emeralds with this shape grew in popularity as pressure was reduced during the cutting process, decreasing the risk of the stones chipping. Diamond cutters noticed this and expanded the cutting style to include diamonds and other gems.

The 1920s saw this cut rise to prominence, with a focus on clean lines and symmetry. Since then, emerald cuts have remained one of the most popular engagement ring styles.

Why buy an Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring?


The emerald diamond cut exudes flashes of light, standing out against traditional brilliant cuts like round brilliants or cushion cut diamonds. The rectangular shape of the emerald cut is flattering, elongating the finger, and adding elegance and sophistication when used in a pendant.

This gorgeous cut is popular across the world, with household names from Beyoncé to Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall sporting magnificent specimens on their hands. Beyoncé’s centre diamond weighs an incredible 18 carats and is an exceptional flawless stone. 

Emerald cut diamonds offer a huge range of versatility in engagement ring design. From a traditional solitaire to something bespoke, an emerald cut diamond is a unique choice to reflect a unique love.

Most emerald cut diamonds have length to width ratios ranging from 1.30 to 1.50. A ratio of 1.40 is considered “ideal”. However, ratios are dependent on personal preference. A lower ratio gives a squarer shape, while a higher ratio delivers an elongated, more rectangular shape.

Commitment to Quality Ethical Diamonds

Linneys are committed to selecting only premium quality diamonds from guaranteed sources. The Kimberley Process is a United Nations mandated forum, with a focus on stemming the flow of conflict diamonds into the international market. When purchasing a diamond from Linneys, rest assured you are buying a quality, hand selected stone from a conflict free source. 

Why choose Linneys for your emerald cut diamond engagement rings?

Our award-winning jewellers’ experience, skill and expertise are tantamount to the high quality of Linneys jewellery. Our diamonds are individually selected by our certified diamond specialists and only the best emerald cut diamonds pass our rigorous quality control. 

Contact us for more information regarding emerald cut diamonds in Perth.