Emerald Cut Diamonds
The emerald cut diamond is also known as the “step cut” diamond for the way its facets resemble steps. The diamond is constructed as a square or a rectangle and includes 25 facets and tapered corners. As a result of the fewer facets, the emerald cut is noticeably less brilliant than all the other cuts. Keep in mind, when looking at emerald cuts diamonds it is recommended to look at high color and clarity. Color and inclusions are more visible in diamond with facets. After reading this you are probably thinking to yourself, why bother getting an Emerald Cut diamond? Despite all its disadvantages, the emerald cut is the most unique and clean cut out of all the fancy cut diamonds. It is said that women who prefer the emerald cut diamond are the ones that want to make a clear statement about their creativity and individuality.
The emerald cut is a very symmetrical and very clean cut. It stands for uniqueness and portrays and upscale appearance.
The emerald cut lacks some brilliance which causes some inclusion on the table to be visible that otherwise would not have been.
- Ideal Table Percentage:53% - 68%
- Ideal Depth Percentage:64% - 71%
- Ideal Length to Width Ratio:1.30 – 1.50
Emeralds are known to be set with any delicate settings but the most renowned setting for emerald cuts is a three stone ring with two emeralds on either side of the center stone.