Typically featuring 57 facets, emerald cut diamonds are an elongated rectangular shape with cut-off edges. Their shape and facets play with light in differently than other cuts. While rounder shapes sparkle, the emerald cut refracts and scatters light in bright flashes. Because of this feature, emerald cut engagement rings are often thought of as commanding and regal. They are best suited for a strong personality or someone who wants to highlight the clarity of the diamond.