We've been talking about and celebrating different shapes and cuts of diamonds recently, and this week the Emerald Cut Diamond takes center stage!
As you might've already realized, the "emerald cut" was originally developed for cutting emeralds, not diamonds! While a beautiful and relatively hard stone, emeralds are known for the many inclusions which make them vulnerable and challenging to cut. The stepped, rectangular cut was created to address these problems and make the most of this gorgeous stone.
It was discovered that diamonds look good with an emerald cut, too! The emerald cut is extremely sophisticated and elegant with it's long lines. Because of these lines, an emerald cut diamond has less fire than a round or princess cut diamond. It will tend to have more dramatic flashes of light than overall sparkle, but it can be just as beautiful.
CHOOSING AN EMERALD CUT DIAMOND
If you decide an emerald cut diamond engagement ring is your dream ring, be sure to get the highest grade stone you can afford. We recommend this because an emerald cut diamond, with its open look, will show its flaws and weaknesses more to the naked eye.
On the brighter side, your average 1 carat emerald cut diamond with its greater surface area and openness than a 1 carat round cut diamond will look larger!
Emerald cut diamonds make beautiful and memorable engagement rings, whether it's a solitaire or surrounded by accent stones. It's a unique cut with a vintage flair and it just may be the perfect look for you.
Here are some of our favorite emerald cut diamonds...
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