Emerald cut diamond engagement rings are very desirable, thanks to their fancy shape and incredible clarity. A step cut that’s often rectangular, they stand out from the more popular round brilliant cut. A large table means that while emerald cut diamonds tend to have less sparkle than round shapes, they more than make up for it with a striking clear look. Here are some of the most famous – and beautiful – emerald cut engagement rings.
Beyoncé’s engagement ring from Jay-Z is absolutely incredible. An 18-carat flawless emerald cut diamond is set in a double band that emphasizes the size of the diamond. The Lorraine Schwartz ring has a simple solitaire design that showcases the emerald cut in the best possible way.
Mariah Carey’s emerald cut engagement ring has a very different design. Reflecting the singer’s glamorous tastes, the pink center diamond is set in a halo of 58 smaller diamonds, with two half-moon side stones. The 17-carat beauty is a blend of contemporary and vintage design from Jacob & Co, with an estimated worth of $2.5million.
Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring is one of our all-time favorite celebrity rings. Brad Pitt designed the beauty with jeweler Robert Procop – and you can tell it’s a genuine expression of his love for the star. An elongated emerald shape is mounted in a band of smaller emerald cut diamonds, for a multifaceted design that fits Angelina’s edgy style.
Matt Bellamy proposed to Kate Hudson with a nine-carat emerald cut engagement ring. Set in platinum with two tapered baguettes, it is a modern and stunning piece to celebrate the actor’s second engagement.
Eva Longoria’s marriage to the unfaithful Tony Parker ended in 2011, and while we all know a beautiful ring can only do so much for a couple, it was a truly remarkable piece. A four-carat emerald cut diamond was paired with two emerald side stones by Jean Dousset.
Whether you’re a fan of the Kardashians, or you can’t stand them, it’s hard to deny that they know their bling. Though they were together for only 72 days after saying ‘I do’ in August 2011, there’s no doubt that Kim’s engagement ring from Kris Humphries is simply stunning. A total carat weight of 20.5 includes a 16.5-carat emerald cut diamond, set with two trapezoids. Another three-stone emerald cut engagement ring, it’s one of our favorite looks that blends vintage and contemporary design. The 3rd Kim K engagement ring, from Kanye West, is a large cushion-cut diamond style.
Evelyn Lozada engagement ring features a 10-carat emerald-cut diamond, set into a french-set diamond halo, with even more diamonds across the band weighing over 4 carats.
Other celebrity engagement rings with emerald-cut center stones include Ellen Pompeo, whose engagement rings Tacori set on a pave band in platinum.