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Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Rings for Any Budget

Updated on September 15, 2013

Choosing an Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

No matter what your budget, there are emerald-cut diamond engagement rings available. If your fiance-to-be loves this shape of stone, there are great options to choose from. The emerald-cut is a rectangular shape with pavillion-style "steps" up the edges and a smooth top surface. Buying the highest quality diamond you can afford is important for this shape, because it can expose natural flaws. Looking for a smaller stone with a higher degree of clarity will give you a sparkly diamond ring within your budget.

This list was designed to include a variety of ring styles. Although the main stones are all emerald-cut, there are so many different options available! From a simple diamond solitaire ring (just the diamond on a plain band) to ornate diamond pave bands, or gemstone accents, there are many choices available. This list also includes the three most common metals used for engagement rings: yellow gold, white gold, and platinum.

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Rings Under $1000

Just because you have a limited budget doesn't mean that you can't afford a beautiful engagement ring! In these tough economic times, it doesn't always make sense to spend a lot of money on a ring. Forget what people tell you that you should spend - the concept of putting two or three months salary towards a ring is outdated. The best ring is one that you can comfortably afford.

In this price range, I suggest buying a solitaire ring or a simple three-stone ring. By forgoing some of the ornate details, you can put your budget towards a better quality diamondt that really shines. Emerald-cut diamond engagement rings are available in both white and yellow gold for under $1000.

.29ct Emerald Cut Diamond Solitaire G Color SI2 Clarity Appraisal IncludedBUY NOW

14K White Gold Diamond Wedding Engagement Ring Band with Side Stones (1/2 CTW., GH, SI)BUY NOW

Rings Between $1000 and $2000

For just a little more money, you can increase the size of the stone in an engagement ring or look for improved clarity and color. More ornate options are available in this price range than are typically available for under $1000.

Rings Between $2000 and $5000

If it fits within your budget, this is a great price-range for finding beautiful emerald-cut diamond engagement rings. There are many options for under $5000 that have beautiful diamonds.

0.95ct Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring 14k GoldBUY NOW

1.20 Ct Emerald Cut 3 Stone Diamond Engagement Ring Pave CUT: VERY GOOD SI1 IGIBUY NOW

1 Carat TW Certified Emerald and Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold (HI/SI)BUY NOW

4 C's of Diamond Buying

When you look at a diamond, there are four characteristics to think about: cut, carat, clarity, and color. The cut is the shape of the diamond and the carat refers to a unit of weight.

Clarity and color can be harder to judge. Most diamonds have internal flaws, and clarity refers to how obvious those flaws are. Color has to do with how far from being clear.

Read more about the 4 C's at

The Diamond Buying Guide

Rings from $10,000 to $25,000

Emerald-cut diamond rings in this price range will feature some of the most exquisite diamonds. There are also fun extras that you can consider, such as the pink sapphire accent stones on the ring below. For a bride that loves color and something unique, there are creative choices available that no one else will have.

2.03 ct Emerald Diamond W Round Pink Sapphire Ring 18KBUY NOW

1.50CT Total Weight Emerald Cut Diamond Solitaire H VS2 GIA CERTBUY NOW

Rings Above $25,000

Alright, so the vast majority of us will never be able to justify spending this much money on a piece of jewelry. But, isn't it fun to look sometimes? Check out these emerald-cut diamond engagement rings that cost as much as a nice car. Colored diamonds or sapphire accent stones are two features that you may find on these pricier rings. Or, you could always get a simple solitaire ring that is much larger than what you can afford on a smaller budget.

More Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Rings on eBay

eBay is an interesting place to look for jewelry, especially if you want a vintage piece. However, you should be careful to check that the seller is reputable and have the jewelry appraised as soon as it arrives. This is a time when buying from high-volume eBay stores can be a smart idea. There are many great emerald-cut diamond engagement rings available for sale, but you have to take care to protect yourself when buying an expensive item.

Build Your Own Engagement Ring

There are many great sites where you can build your own engagement ring by selecting individual diamonds and one of many setting options. Two popular options are Blue Nile and Brilliant Earth. Both websites have a wide variety of emerald-cut diamonds available for use in engagement rings. Because there are so many stones available, you can decide what your priorities are. If your fiance wants a larger stone and is willing to have a slightly less perfect color, you can find those stones. There are tons of great options!

These two websites are not only great for their selection, but because they feature conflict-free diamonds. These ethically sourced stones typically come from Canada or are antique stones, so they do not have the same sourcing that "blood diamonds" do. You can feel good about buying a conflict-free diamond for your engagement ring!

Do you have a favorite shape of diamond? What do you think is a reasonable amount to spend on an engagement ring? Share your thoughts here!

What do you think of these emerald-cut diamond engagement rings?

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      GerryTheJeweler 3 years ago

      I think that the amount you should spend is... Whatever you are comfortable with.

      Truly, the idea that has been marketed and promoted of 2-3 months salary... Well, who thought that up? You guessed it, the diamond companies.

      My personal opinion, spend what you can afford. $500? $1000, $3000, $5000 + Can you afford to part with that money? That's what should decide the amount, a sensible purchase based on affordability to you individually.

      You did post some gorgeous rings here, great work!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Good to know about the jewelery product, and also the information and the facts about it is also good to read.

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      They're stunning!

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      BackyardChickenK 5 years ago

      Nice lens and some very beautiful rings!

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Beautiful selection of emerald-cut diamond engagement rings that can fit almost any budget. Very helpful information about the 4 C's...sometimes one can substitute carat weight for a smaller gem with "fire"!

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      HolidaysDex 5 years ago

      Some very beautiful rings.

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Stunning! How much you spend really depends on the budget of the groom.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gorgeous.. Simply gorgeous.. :D

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These certainly are gorgeous!