Like its green gemstone namesake, emerald-cut diamonds feature a broad, open table and rectangular step-cut facets. In addition to being an excellent option for earrings and diamond necklaces, emerald-cut diamonds are becoming an increasingly popular choice for engagement rings. When worn as an engagement ring, an emerald-cut diamond creates a finger-lengthening effect, increasing its appeal.
Emerald-cut diamonds are as elegant as they are timeless, evoking the glamor of the Art Deco era of the 1920s. If you prefer a diamond with intense sparkle, an emerald-cut diamond may not be the best choice. The large step-cut facets of an emerald-cut diamond make clarity its distinguishing characteristic rather than the sparkle of a brilliant cut. Emerald-cut diamonds emit bursts of light and are renowned for having a hall of mirrors-like effect due to their step-cut facets. If you want to add more sparkle to an emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, choose one with a diamond band or a halo setting.
Due to emerald-cut diamonds showing more transparency than other diamond cuts, it is crucial to choose a clarity grade of at least VS1. When selecting the length-to-width ratio of an emerald-cut diamond, a ratio of 1.00–1.03 is best for a square emerald-cut diamond, while a 1.40–1.50 is ideal for a rectangle.
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