History of the Emerald Cut Diamond

As one of the oldest diamond shapes in history, the emerald cut is definitely one to be admired. With its sleek and modern architecture, this diamond has been worn by women for centuries. The emerald shape is known for having a one-of-a-kind sparkle and shine that is unlike any other.

Tracing back as far as the 1500s, the emerald cut diamond has an interesting history. Named after the emerald gemstone, this style was made famous due to its iconic shape. Emeralds were the first stones to be carved in this fashion, in order to prevent chips and cracks in the soft stone. Diamond cutters took notice of the clean lines and symmetry of this technique and began incorporating it into their own diamond cutting work to create beautiful pieces.

The emerald cut diamond rose to fame again in the 1920s during the art deco period. Art deco is an artistic style known for its unique geometric form. This time period admired emerald cut diamonds for their elegant and contemporary designs.

Now you can find women all over the world sporting emerald cut engagement rings, including celebrities like Beyoncé and Eva Longoria. Paired with other gemstones or worn by itself, this diamond is perfect for someone who cherishes its vintage history. Here are some of our Brian Gavin Diamond emerald-cut rings that you will never want to take off.


Simple, yet intricate, this emerald cut diamond ring will have your finger sparkling all day long.

Emerald and Baguette

This Emerald and Baguette ring is a unique and beautiful take on the three-stone setting.

If emerald cut diamonds aren't your cup of tea, don't fret! There are many other beautiful Brian Gavin Diamonds pieces that can be the newest addition to your ever-growing jewelry collection. Visit our website to see them all!

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