The 100-Carat, $22 Million Diamond Has Nothing On These 5 Gorgeous Emerald-Cut Rings
If you haven’t already heard, an internally flawless 100-carat diamond sold for a whopping $22 million this month. Experts describe the brilliant, one-of-a-kind diamond as utterly ‘perfect.’ Its previous owner spent more than a year examining, cutting and polishing the rough diamond to achieve the spectacular finish. The staggering emerald cut, D color, internally perfect diamond is the largest of its clarity and cut in the world.
Specialists rave about its unparalleled features. After all, it is only one of six gloriously perfect diamonds in the entire world. Even more, it is one of the few classic emerald cuts ever to appear at an auction. While only 3% of all diamonds in the world are emerald cut, emerald cut engagement rings continue to attract consumers due to their distinguished vintage appearance.
“People everywhere have been drawn to it from across the room and they are in awe of its size, particularly when they put it on their hand. They can’t believe there’s a diamond this pure of such impressive scale,” said Gary Schuler, the head of Sotheby’s jewelry department in New York.
Although the 100-carat rock may be unattainable, we promise the five striking emerald-cut engagement rings below are so impressive, you’ll forget all about the $22 million diamond sold at Sotheby’s auction.
A simpler and more petite emerald cut is ideal for a pure style that’s as timeless as the woman donning it. The luminous, one of a kind diamond ring features a 3.0-carat GIA certified center emerald diamond and set with 42 round diamonds.
The Emerald-cut diamond halo engagement ring encompasses a delicate lotus flower-inspired filigree design that cascades under the head. As you shift the ring around, two unexpected diamonds appear in the filigree. The filigree comes in rose gold for a two-tone appearance.