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Aquamarine – March’s Glittering Jewel

There are a lot of reasons why having a March birthday is awesome: Firstly, you’re born right on the cusp of spring and the warm weather (especially for those of us in northern environs). Secondly, your birthstone is the lovely aquamarine, a gemstone which derives its name from the Latin term aqua – meaning water – and marine – meaning of the sea. Water of the sea. Stunning, no? And for those lucky individuals with a March birthday, Knox Jewelers offers an outstanding selection of handmade aquamarine jewelry to celebrate this special month. Now, let’s take a look at the history of aquamarine, how to pick the best possible gemstone for your jewelry, and some examples of custom engagement rings we have designed and crafted for our clients in the past.

Aquamarine Background

Even in its natural, unrefined state, aquamarine is one of the most visually awe-inspiring gemstones in the world, and these crystals are widely renown and valued very highly on the market. To be specific, aquamarine is a blue-hued variety of beryl, a mineral from which we also derive emeralds. Sometimes, a heat treatment is applied to increase the intensity of blue, though many instances found in the wild are often perfectly suitable as-is for use in jewelry making.

The availability of clean facetable rough—these rough and cut gems are from Vietnam—ensures the supply of fashioned aquamarine in a wide range of sizes. Photo Credit to

Choosing the Right Gemstone

The quality of a given aquamarine gemstone depends on a number of individual factors, including color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Let’s break down each factor one at a time to get a good feel for how these stones are valued in the marketplace. The color range for aquamarine tends to be confined to the spectrum of intense blue to greenish-blue. A general trend in color valuation is that more intense blues tend to be worth more in the open market, though this rule does have its exceptions. For clarity, most specimens have few if any visible inclusions. Stones that have inclusions of this sort tend to be worth less. As for cuts, any and all can be used, though ones that are used for emeralds are also widely used for aquamarine. Finally, larger stones tend to have less demand.

How to Care for Aquamarine Jewelry

In general, aquamarine is a hardy stone. However, it is susceptible to physical damage and heat, so it is very important to ensure that you keep it out of situations which could result in these forms of damage. As for cleaning, it is a relatively simple procedure to keep your aquamarine jewelry in tip-top shape: Simply use warm, soapy water to gently rinse and clean the surface. You should not expose your aquamarine jewelry to harsh chemicals or other invasive cleaning methods, as this could cause serious and irreparable damage.

Unique engagement ring shown with aquamarine center stone in a half bezel setting. The band is detailed with hand formed filigree curls and hand engraved patterns.

Unique Engagement Rings at Knox Jewelers

At Knox Jewelers, we’ve been crafting – by hand – stunning and unique aquamarine jewelry and engagement rings for our customers for decades, and we’ve always striven to provide only the best customer service and attention to detail in the industry. Whether you’re looking for, whether it’s an engagement ring for that special someone or just a surprise for their birthday, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for at Knox Jewelers.

Stunning Combinations

Aquamarine center stones look absolutely great with just about any combination of metal and design. On our website here at Knox Jewelers, you can browse through all of the designs that we have crafted for our customers in the past. Although the samples shown in their preview images will have different gemstones, we would be more than happy to customize your preferred piece with a beautiful aquamarine center stone – all you have to do is ask! As for what combinations work best, we think that white gold and platinum look great for those who are interested in a clean, elegant design. Yellow gold and rose gold can also be used to create a contrast effect that looks modern and sophisticated. Regardless of the direction you’re leaning toward, we have you and your aquamarine needs covered!

Stunning art deco style engagement ring featuring an aquamarine center stone. The micro pave halo and side bars are set with dazzling round dimaonds.

Have Any Questions?

Are you interested in aquamarine engagement rings or other jewelry? Great! We’d love to chat with you about your interests and get a feel for what you’re looking to create. Get in touch with our friendly staff soon, and we’ll get started on making your dreams a reality!

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Ametrine – A Fascinating Natural Phenomenon

One of the more unique and visually dynamic gemstones is the ametrine stone, a transparent quartz variant which incorporates two distinct zones of color derived from both amethyst and citrine. The stone acquires this stunning color gradient from the combination of the trace chemicals which comprise amethyst and citrine, thus leading to the development of this extraordinary and unique stone. If you are looking to represent both February and November birthdays, then ametrine is the perfect gem for the job. Let’s take a closer look now at how to choose the right ametrine stone, how to care for these remarkable gems, and how they can be incorporated into a custom engagement ring or wedding band, pendant, or other jewelry piece here at Knox Jewelers.

The Rich History of Ametrine

The history of ametrine stems from a long and rich cultural heritage. A legend surrounding the genesis of ametrine comes to us from the Europeans: It is said that a Spanish conquistador in the 17th century happened across the original Bolivian mine, and subsequently introduced the unique gemstones found within to the Spanish monarch. However, the location of the mine faded into mythology, only to be discovered again in 1960. Commercial mining operations began shortly thereafter, and in 1970 production ramped up, thus introducing ametrine into the marketplace once more.

The Anahi mine in eastern Bolivia is the source of these rough ametrine crystals. Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA, courtesy Bart Curren.

How to Choose the Perfect Ametrine Gemstone

The only extant source of commercial ametrine mining lies in a deposit residing in eastern Bolivia. Unsurprisingly, this is also a mining site which produces commercially significant quantities of amethyst and citrine stones. In choosing a quality ametrine stone, you’ll want to look at the following factors: color gradient, cut, clarity, and carat weight. In terms of color, the finest ametrine specimens typically display an intense purple to orange gradient, usually with a clear boundary between the two poles. For ametrine cuts, the most expensive and fine stones typically incorporate the craftsmanship of designer cuts to achieve breathtaking effects. Clarity is also essential, and the majority of quality ametrine stones exhibit no visible inclusions or other artifacts. Finally, the size of a particular ametrine specimen and its color gradient are closely correlated – bigger is better (especially in the range of over 5 carats).

The rough output from the Anahi mine produces amethyst, citrine, and ametrine finished gems in a range of tone and color intensities. Photo © GIA and Tino Hammid.

How to Care for Ametrine Gemstones

Caring for ametrine jewelry is quite simple. Hot water and soapy, foamy water are all that is necessary to keep your jewelery looking as good as new – no cleaning solutions or other potentially damaging products are required to keep these gems clean and spotless. We strongly recommend avoiding exposing your ametrine jewelry to harsh chemicals or other situations which could result in damage to the stone – exercise caution, especially in situations of physical exertion.

Ametrine Rings at Knox Jewelers

We have designed numerous custom engagement rings and wedding bands for our customers in the past, and many of these designs would look even more stunning with an ametrine center stone. Whether you are interested in a gold (yellow, white, or rose are all great choices)or platinum band, ametrine is bound to look great. We can also incorporate a number of stunning design flourishes, including hand engraving and other forms of handcrafted design elements. All of these facets are combined to form a beautiful finished product that connotes the special bond that you share with your loved one. Check out our collection of unique designs and see for yourself just how much attention to detail and innovation our designers put forward on each and every piece.

This large ametrine makes for a stunning center stone. The two tone nature of the stone is highlighted by the surrounding white gold and white diamonds. A unique engagement ring with antique inspired filigree patterns.

Design a Custom Ametrine Ring for Your Loved One

At Knox Jewelers, it is our mission to help you design a beautiful ametrine engagement ring or wedding band with a unique character that encompasses your love and admiration for your partner. To learn more about the design process and how you can be an essential part of it, get in touch with our friendly staff today to get started. We will walk you through each and every step on the way to designing your very own engagement ring or wedding band for your partner, and it is sure to be an experience of a life time. We look forward to meeting you soon and embarking upon this journey!

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Half Bezel Engagement Rings – A Mesmerizing Focal Point

You might be wondering what the differences are between standard bezel settings and their younger siblings, half bezel settings. The answer is simple: a half bezel setting is just a regular old bezel setting, except that it only encompasses approximately half of the edge of the stone rather than the entirety of it. Now, you probably want to know why on earth someone would only want to have a bezel setting that covers half the edge of the stone rather than all around it. Once again, the answer is simple: By keeping around half the edge of the stone uncovered, you can show off the unique edges and angles of that particular stone. We truly enjoy designing rings with half bezel designs, and we think you’ll love how they look.

An engagement ring or wedding band with a half bezel setting that exposes sides of the center stone tends to fall into the contemporary camp, though this kind of setting can look absolutely stunning in just about any context and with any kind of stone, not simply diamonds. Whether you are working with emeralds, sapphires, rubies, or diamonds, a half bezel setting can add a modern flourish and round out the rest of the design of the ring. Now, let’s take a look at some of the half bezel engagement rings and wedding bands we have crafted for our customers at Knox Jewelers in the past. If you see any you particularly like, be sure to let us know! Onto the rings…

Luna – A Contemporary Half Bezel Ring
This unique engagement ring is a contemporary style which focuses on smooth lines and minimal details. The luster of the high polished metal is a beautiful contrast to the vibrant center diamond.
The most common contexts where half bezel settings tend to be found are in rings which are generally labeled as contemporary, or modern. Our Luna design is a prime example of these kinds of rings, and it really showcases how a half bezel can add a level of intricacy to more pure designs – being able to view a side cross section of the center stone truly livens up the piece and gives it an elegant appearance.

Here are some other contemporary styles:

This bold contemporary engagement ring features a wide band that swirls around the center stone. The sculpted form of the band adds dimension to the design.Calla is a contemporary solitaire with its sophisticated half-bezel setting. Raised shoulders contour around the stone adding dimension and security to the diamond. On the side view, the open curve of the band displays the lovely silhouette of the round brilliant.Breeze is a delightful modern solitaire featuring a 0.75 carat center stone. The bypass securely fashions the round diamond at the top of the band for a contemporary feel. The sleek high-polished finish enhances the brilliance of the diamond. This low-profile setting sits closely to the finger for comfort and style.

This sophisticated solitaire design features a 0.75 carat round brilliant cut diamond. The lustrous band creates a sense of flowing movement and embraces the center stone. The open pockets between the split shank keep the design delicate and maintain the fluid aesthetic.This unique engagement ring features a princess cut center diamond in a half-bezel setting. A gentle twist of the band seamlessly showcases the brilliant center stone adding movement to the top of the ring. This unique engagement ring features a wrapped half bezel setting that has the look of a tension setting, but is more secure. The high polish finish of the flowing band creates a sleek transition for the eye to focus upon the flashes of color projecting from the center stone.

Motion Channel – A Diamond Band Half Bezel Design

The Motion Channel design unifies modern styling with a feminine flair. The graceful flow of the band forms the half bezel setting of the round brilliant center stone. The ring is set with graduating diamonds that get larger as they approach the center.

Of course, half bezel settings are not simply limited to those designs that we might call “contemporary.” Our Motion Channel design is a great example of this fact: Motion Channel incorporates a half bezel that remains fluid with the entirety of the 14k white gold band in order to both show the sides of the round brilliant center cut diamond as well as remain faithful to the broader visual motifs we designed into this piece.

Some additional designs featuring a half bezel setting with a diamond adorned band:

Design 2088 boldly displays the crisp lines of a princess cut diamond. The half bezel setting twists to secure the top of the center stone in a kite-set position. Square princess cut side stones are channel set into the handcrafted 14k white gold band.The Oval Novara is uniquely designed with a 0.75 oval center cut diamond set in a horizontal half-bezel. The high polished 14k white gold band is channel set with many round diamonds. This looks stunning with the added touch of perfectly placed hand wrought filigree.Design 1956 is a design of decisive lines and crisp form. A natural 1.00 carat cushion cut sapphire exhibits an impressive profile from a half bezel setting. Crafted in 14k white gold, the high polish band forms a slight flare towards the center stone with channel set graduated princess cut diamonds.

Dreams – The Stunning Synthesis of Filigree and Half Bezel Settings

Dreams is a sleek low-profile design featured with a 1.00 carat oval brilliant. The half-bezel setting built around the mounting securely fashions the center diamond. Yellow gold filigree curls accented with micro pavé creates a beautiful two-tone contrast to the lustrous white gold metal.

Our Dreams design is a brilliant example of how filigree and half bezel settings can work together to create an entirely new and distinctive visual style that catches the eye and guides it towards those exposed edges of the center stone. The yellow gold filigree curves gently guide the war towards the center stone, wherein it then views the side perspective of the center stone.

Filigree detailing can be added to half bezel settings in a variety of ways:

This is a stunningly elegant design. The 0.75 carat round brilliant cut center diamond is set in a half bezel that stays low to the finger. The split shank band has delightful handmade filigree in the pockets. Some of the curls are shaped like small leaves and have diamonds set in them.Design 2385 is a sophisticated solitaire featuring a natural 0.75 carat round cut blue sapphire. The high polish band portrays flowing movement as it embraces the center stone with a half bezel. The open pockets between the split shank make the perfect frame for filigree curls, keeping the design delicate.This custom wide band features an oval cut diamond center in a half-bezel wrap setting. The elegant flow of the relief-engraved filigree pattern compliments the center setting. The stippled background highlights the polished luster of the vines, while blue ceylon sapphires sparkle from the curls.

Princess Seville – A Half Bezel Ring Inspired by Antique Designs

The Princess Seville displays a 1.0 carat square center stone in a half-bezel setting. The band tappers from a lovely three stone array of diamonds to intricate scroll hand engraving. The side profile of the ring displays hand-formed platinum filigree and a hand engraved wheat pattern.

More examples of beautiful antique inspired half bezel designs:

The Stella design is simply mesmerizing! The pierced pattern is ornately decorated with milgrain detail on every edge of this design. Multi-faceted round brilliant diamonds embellish the ring from every angle, and the center stone is held with a half bezel setting.This is a vintage-inspired design that uses intricate details to accent the half bezel set round brilliant diamond. The center stone is bordered by a small triangular array of side stones for added embellishment. The exquisite handmade filigree and hand engraving gives it that heirloom-quality finish. The pierced pattern is exquisitely hand-finished with micro pavé diamonds and milgrain detail. A half-bezel secures a 0.75 carat round brilliant diamond for a dramatic appeal. The side view openly displays the distinctive profile of the diamond for a magnificent perspective.

Sapphire Seville displays a 1.25 carat vibrant blue gemstone. The high polished half-bezel fashions the vivid round sapphire. A cluster of three diamonds flank each side the center stone. Hand engraved patterns and milgrain adorn this antique inspired ring for a picturesque view.A beautiful design with a half-bezel set 0.75 carat round brilliant diamond fashioned on either side by a single side stone. The band is accented with splendid hand-formed platinum filigree curls and fascinating hand engraving. The edges have been textured with milgrain for a refined finish. The striking 1.30 carat asscher cut natural purple sapphire is set perfectly within Design 2492. The half bezel design is complimented by round diamond side stones. The hand engraved band displays fine milgrain edges. Four pockets within the 14k white gold band frame intricate hand wrought filigree scrolls.

To demonstrate how a half bezel setting can be used in just about any sort of jewelry context, we wanted you to have a look at our Princess Seville design, an antique-inspired ring which incorporates intricate hand engraving, a beautiful 14k white gold band, and a half bezel setting that shows off the stunning center stone. Truly, half bezel settings can have a place in any kind of ring, and they can truly take them to another level of exquisiteness and fine design.

Interested in Half Bezel Settings? Get in Touch with Knox Jewelers Today!

If you enjoyed this overview of half bezel settings and some of the examples of our fine craftsmanship here at Knox Jewelers, then you may want to consider having an engagement ring or wedding band with a half bezel setting designed by hand for you. We will work together with you throughout the entire design process to ensure you have a piece at the end which is unique, stunning, and crafted specially for you and your loved one. If you have any questions about how a half bezel setting can be best used in an original design, please do not hesitate to contact us today to learn more about getting started. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Design 1540 features 7 half-bezel set princess cut diamonds totaling 0.80 carats. Each square stone is fashioned in a single row along the band and is evenly spaced between a bar of metal. This high polished band pairs beautifully with a princess cut solitaire or by itself for a modern right hand ring.

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Wide Wedding Bands – Boldly Beautiful

What do you think about wide-banded rings and wide wedding bands? Most commonly, our customers at Knox Jewelers order wide bands for use in wedding rings or as anniversary bands. But, these rings are starting to evolve in terms of their function. Today, it is not uncommon to see individuals wearing a wide band for no other reason than “just because,” and that’s great news! When our designers have the opportunity to work with a wide band, they can incorporate far more creative ideas and visual motifs into their designs than when they do not have has much real estate with which to work. When it comes to ring design, every millimeter counts, and wide wedding bands give us a huge canvas from which to craft something truly amazing. But, don’t just take our word for it – let’s have a look at some of these magnificent and unique wide-band design styles.

These elegant styles capture some of the beauty of nature. Flowing vines are adorned with leaves and flowers that have been fashioned out of precious metals and gemstones.
Some of these bands feature free-flowing borders, while others are framed with bands of micro pave.

This stunning wide band features an intricate flow of vines, leaves, and floral motifs. Small diamonds are set among the the leaves on the top section of the band to add flashes of radiant light. All of the edges are carefully hand detailed with milgrain texture.This unique wedding band features a leaf and flower pattern shown is warm hued yellow gold and set with brilliant white diamonds.This nature inspired wide band is a graceful design that combines organic metal work detail within the unique pierced pattern. Diamonds are nestled among the woven vines and leaves for a touch of enchantment. The gentle flow of the pattern is mesmerizing.

Belladonna is a hypnotic floral band that is fashioned from a mix of large filigree curls, leaves, and flowers. Diamonds accent this interior pattern. All the edges are refined with milgrain texture to create depth in the design. The wide band is bordered on each side with a band of micro pavé diamonds.This unique, hand-crafted floral band is inspired by the stunning flowering cherry trees. The edges of each branch are detailed in milgrain texture for dimension. There are two rows of micro pavé framing the design, and each flower and leaf is adorned with vibrant diamonds.

Minimalistic designs that highlight brilliant, dazzling diamonds, and lustrous high polished or satiny brushed metal. These rings also often feature geometric elements or movement in the band to create dimension.

The Fireworks band is a glamorous, heirloom quality right hand ring. This mesmerizing design uses four split-shank bands to create layers and add dimension to the entire piece. Each band is set with micro pavé to dazzle the eye with bursts of white and rainbow light.The Vega is a stunning example of modern artistry while utilizing traditional jewelers techniques. Two rows of round cut diamonds totaling 1.63 carats are set with unique split-prongs and U-shaped detailing for maximum sparkle. Crafted in 14k white gold, the lustrous high polished center adds a contemporary flair.

Our Concave Perfection is a contemporary twist to the traditional. Three rows of gleaming micro pavé diamonds totaling 1.38 carats embellish the band and capture the light. The design is hand cut by our experienced jewelers and each stone is precisely set in place to last a lifetime.Function and design join in the Virage design beautifully. A single row of round cut diamonds totaling 0.67 carats gently waves around the whole band. The diamonds are channel set by hand for maximum security and sparkle. A satin finished 14k white gold band compliments this innovative design.

Mokume Gane
The stunning wood grain patterns of these designs are created from scratch each time, so every ring is truly one-of-a-kind! These bands are easily customized with different color combinations and the addition of diamonds or gemstones.

The artistry of our Solstice-Autumn Wind ring is astounding. A beautiful mixed-metal Mokume Gane inlay in rose, yellow and white make this ring truly breathtaking. The simplistic and contemporary look of the wide mounting design elegantly displays the round brilliant cut diamond in a channel setting. This stunning band is created from a technique called mokume gane. 14k white gold and sterling silver merge together under high heat to form a brilliant "wood grain" design. The pattern is flush set with scattered diamonds adding an elegant sparkle. The design is hand forged in-house by our talented Mokume artist.Warm color tones in 14k white, yellow, and rose gold separated by sterling silver merge together under high heat to form a brilliant "wood grain" mokume gane pattern. The pattern is framed with two rows of bead set diamonds adding elegant sparkle. The design is hand forged in-house by our talented Mokume artist.

Hand Engraved
The breathtaking patterns shown are all hand-carved into the metal of these rings with a sharpened steel tool called a graver. When the jeweler creates these intricate designs, they must be very precise with each and every line they make. Changing the pressure and depth of their strokes as they carve into the metal produces dimension when the light hits the engraved design.

Continual scrolls grace the surface of Design 2487. The unique hand engraved style displays a raised relief in which each of the scroll designs are higher than their background. Perfectly placed round cut diamonds are flush set within the larger curls.This glamorous concave diamond band is featured in a lovely 14k rose gold metal. Curved edges are decorated with hand engraved scroll-work for a picturesque view. Two rows of bead set diamonds line the top of the ring for brilliance. The sandblasted finish adds a chic texture along the center of the design.Flora is an elegant band that uses old world techniques in the form of hand engraving to create a mesmerizing pattern. The design is hand cut in the traditional scroll pattern and raised in relief for a 3D effect. The design is embellished with two rows of micro pavé diamonds that truly capture the light.

Filigree and Scroll-work
Filigree curls of all shapes and sizes create a beautiful movement within a design. These scrolling lines can easily add vintage inspiration to a ring. Many times the sweeping line of metal is accented with diamonds or gem stones, hand engraving, and a beaded milgrain texture.

The Cirrus design frames beautiful scroll filigree curls which capture varying sizes of round cut diamonds. The hand stippling on this design makes a wonderful background to the high polished turns of filigree. The domed band is finished with edges of milgrain.This vintage inspired wide band features a flowing pattern with pierced elements and art deco inspired fan shapes. There are bezel set diamonds within the center design and two rows of micro pavé diamonds framing the pattern. The edges of each section are detailed with milgrain texture for added definition.

Design 2749 is a brilliant display of pierced filigree scrolls and micro pavé diamonds. The wide 14k white gold band presents a significant display with two outer bands of round cut micro pavé diamonds. Within the bands, the open spaces and milgrain edging highlight the filigree design.Intricate pierced scrolls created in 14k white gold and adorned with bead set diamonds. For Design 2352, the natural 3.50 carat cushion cut blue sapphire is embraced with four regal, diamond capped prongs. Hand applied milgrain finishes our Knox Signature heirloom band. This design can be made for any type, shape, or size center stone.Intricate pierced scrolls created in 14k white gold and adorned with bead set diamonds. The Britty design showcases the emerald cut green gem stone with distinction by four diamond capped prongs. Two rails of shared prong round diamonds are finished with hand applied milgrain on our Knox Signature heirloom band. This design can be made for any type, shape, or size center stone.

Two Tone
A great way to create a unique ring is to incorporate two different colors of metal. These two tone designs showcase how much different parts of the design can be highlighted simply by

This breathtaking wide band is hand crafted in 14k white and rose gold. The flowing white bands of micro pavé lead the eye toward the asscher cut diamond center. Sprigs of high polished rose gold leaves fill the wide pockets in a warm contrast to the dazzling sparkle of the white diamonds.Capturing hues of leaves turning in the Autumn, Design 2857 wraps tones of rose and white 14k gold around your finger. Alternating patterns of crisp bright-cut vines join turned leaves with brilliant, bead set round cut diamonds. Hand applied milgrain on every ring edge finishes this unique band.

Our Dolce design features .67 carats of shimmering natural pink and white diamonds. The 14k rose gold marquise shapes are flanked by full bezel set round diamonds. Two rows of micro pavé diamonds frame the pattern. The edges of the design are finished with milgrain texture for added detail.This enchanting two tone design can be worn for any occasion. The inner pattern is made up of alternating white round bezel set diamonds and yellow gold marquis elements set with two fancy yellow round diamonds. The pattern is framed with micro pavé bands.

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At Knox Jewelers, we’re here to help you design the custom wide wedding band of your dreams. Or, if you are not currently looking for a wedding band, we can help you to design the perfect ring for any context. Any of our pieces can be created with or without a center stone. If you have any questions about the process, or if you just want to get in touch with us, please contact us right away. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Emerald Cut Engagement Rings – Reflecting Nobility and Elegance Throughout the Ages

Emerald cut engagement rings are stunning, beautiful, and unique, and we are proud to offer them at Knox Jewelers. Why should you consider an emerald cut center stone over the plethora of other options available to you? For one, rings with emerald cut center stones are popular among the powerful and famous, including Camilla Parker Bowles (wife of Prince Charles), Grace Kelly (fiancée of Prince Rainier), and Melanie Knauss (fiancée of Donald Trump). The emerald cut is an elegant cut which incorporates a stepped square stone with cropped corners in order to reduce light dispersion and brilliance. Let’s take a closer look at this cut now and show you just how versatile and lovely it can be in any context or design.

The History of the Emerald Cut

Originally, the emerald cut was designed – unsurprisingly – as a special way to cut emeralds in order to address the issue of inclusions that emeralds naturally have. However, as time progressed, the emerald cut found its way into use with other stones, too, including diamonds. Today, the emerald cut is widely regarded as bold, elegant, and striking- all of which are attributes we strive to imbue within our own designs at Knox Jewelers. And, as we’ll discuss shortly, we’ve taken this classic cut in innovative new directions.

This unique engagement ring is stunning with a three stone halo design. The emerald cut center stone is set in between two beautiful half moon diamonds, and each stone is surrounded by its own glittering micro pave halo. The side features hand formed filigree to add to the antique inspirations of the piece.This elegant vintage inspired design features an emerald cut diamond on a hand engraved band. Hand formed filigree curls compliment the flow of the scroll and half wheat patterned engraving.The beautiful Lorrie design is a solitaire featuring an emerald cut diamond on a wider, hand engraved band. The intricate scroll pattern of the engraving is mesmerizing as light shimmers in and out of the bright cuts forming the pattern.

The Advantages of the Emerald Cut

The emerald cut has a number of valuable properties which make it a great and versatile choice for those customers looking to incorporate elements of nobility and boldness in their engagement ring for that special someone. What makes an emerald cut stone so versatile is its ability to be placed in almost any context and still look amazing and harmonious with the other elements of the ring. For instance, it is not rare to see an emerald cut center stone crafted in conjunction with such features as micro pave and halos, to name a couple.

The Imperial design is a contemporary engagement ring with a wide, high polished band sweeping up to the cathedral setting of the emerald cut center stone. The luster of the metal perfectly compliments the mesmerizing mirror effect of the diamond's step-cut facets.This breathtaking diamond engagement ring features a split shank band leading to a cathedral set halo. The center stone is a mesmerizing emerald cut diamond, whose mirrored step-cut facets stand out perfectly from the brilliant micro pave of the band and halo.The gorgeous Britty design features a rare emerald cut green sapphire on an intricate wide band. The ring is designed with an intricate pattern of filigree curls, bezel set diamonds, milgrain textured edges, and micro pave.

Customization Options

To that end, we offer an almost unlimited variety of customizations options for your emerald cut engagement ring at Knox Jewelers. To best show you the variety of options available to you, let’s take a close look at some of the engagement rings we have designed for our customers.

Emerald Cut Whisper – Hand Engraved Emerald Cut Beauty

A stunning example of a hand engraved solitaire we have designed in the past is our Emerald Cut Whisper ring. This beautiful design features a hand engraved pattern reminiscent of wheat that gently guides your eye to the luxurious .65 ct emerald cut center diamond.

The Emerald Cut Whisper is an elegant hand engraved solitaire engagement ring. The full wheat pattern on the band flows towards the emerald cut center diamond with its mirrored step-cut facets.

Design 1158 – A Stunning Emerald Cut Sapphire

Naturally, you are not limited to emeralds or diamonds when it comes to the emerald cut. Our lovely Design 1158 is a striking variation of our Lucille design which swaps the center diamond for a gorgeous sapphire that truly gets the spotlight on this platinum-based ring.

This stunning three stone engagement ring features a 2.00ct emerald cut blue sapphire center stone with a diamond baguette on either side.

Design 1857 – An Exquisite Combination

We are quite fond of micro pavé stones, here, and Design 1857 takes our fondness for them to an entirely new level. This exquisite ring evokes a sense of nobility and pride due to the .80 ct emerald cut diamond that is framed in a four prong setting. Micro pavé stones are present all along the exterior of the 14K white gold band. This design truly exemplifies the versatility of an emerald cut stone.

This beautiful diamond engagement ring features a micro pave band set with an emerald cut center stone. The mirrored facets of the step-cut center diamond are vibrantly contrasted by the scintillation and fire of the small round diamonds on the band.

Design 2754 – A Lovely Halo-framed Emerald Cut Stone

The final ring we want to showcase is our brilliant Design 2754. As we said before, an emerald cut center stone can be used in just about any kind of context, including within a halo arrangement. In this piece, a 1.00 ct emerald cut emerald is embedded within an Art Deco-inspired micro pavé halo and shoulder detail. No matter the surrounding elements, an emerald cut stone is guaranteed to both enhance those elements as well as look fantastic all on its own.

This stunning emerald engagement ring is shown with an emerald cut emerald gemstone center. The band is set with a double row of diamonds leading to baguette side bars which frame the halo.

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If you are interested in incorporating an emerald cut center stone in an engagement ring for that special someone, then please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff here at Knox Jewelers. We would be thrilled to discuss the options available and how best to utilize this remarkable cut in a stunning piece just for you. We’ll explore different customization options, including band types, engravings, and more. We look forward to working together with you to design a unique emerald cut engagement ring!

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