Emerald Cut Diamonds

Emerald diamonds are the epitome of class and sophistication. The emerald cut is rectangular (square emeralds are commonly referred to as asscher cut diamonds) with cut corners and rows of step-facets that reflect off each other. This effect is sometimes referred to as a “hallway of mirrors”. Because of its large step-facets (as opposed to brilliant-facets), inclusions are easier to detect in an emerald diamond with the naked eye. For this reason, we recommend selecting a diamond clarity grade of SI1 or higher when selecting an emerald cut.

Emerald cut diamonds are a popular choice among budget-conscious jewelry consumers. The decreased number of facets preserves more of the diamond’s rough weight when cutting, making them less costly than a similarly weighted round or princess stone. Emerald diamonds look best in rings that highlight their clarity and size, such as three stone settings or settings with small accent diamonds. Emerald cuts, because of their wider shape, look great on longer, slender fingers and can actually look larger than they actually are.

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Emerald Cut Diamond Guide

Every diamond shape has a length-to-width ratio that determines how a diamond will appear when viewed from above. When selecting a loose emerald diamond, look for a length-to-width ratio between 1.0 and 1.3.

Emerald Diamond | Side View

Ideal

72-60

Excellent

76-56

Very Good

78-54

Good

80-50
Emerald Diamond | Top View

Ideal

72-60

Excellent

74-55

Very Good

76-50

Good

80-50
Emerald Diamond | Length to Width (1.0
1.0
Emerald Diamond | Length to Width (1.1
1.1
Emerald Diamond | Length to Width (1.3
1.3
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