The emerald diamond shape has a large, open table and rectangular step-cut facets, reminiscent of its green gemstone namesake. Emerald cut diamonds are growing in popularity for engagement rings and make a great choice for earrings and diamond necklaces.
As an engagement ring, the emerald cut diamond can create the illusion of elongating your finger. The emerald cut diamond is an incredibly sophisticated choice that evokes Art Deco glamor.
If you’re looking for a sparkly diamond, an emerald cut diamond may not be right for you - the large facets of this shape means that clarity tends to be its defining feature, as opposed to the sparkle of a brilliant cut. However, they do produce flashes of light that create a hall of mirrors effect.
If you are purchasing an emerald cut diamond engagement ring but want to add more sparkle, choose a classic diamond band or a halo setting.
When purchasing an emerald cut diamond, choose a clarity grade of at least VS1. Emerald cut diamonds can be square or rectangular. A length to width ratio of 1.00 – 1.03 is excellent for a square emerald, while a 1.40 – 1.50 is best for a rectangle.
H color diamonds are in the near colorless range on the GIA color scale. These diamonds will usually appear colorless to the naked eye. Since H color diamonds are usually indistinguishable from colorless diamonds, they make for a great choice as you will get a white diamond for a better price. H color diamonds are best set in white gold or platinum so as not to detract from the whiteness of the diamond.
Earth Grown Diamonds
Earth grown diamonds are mined from deep under the earth's surface where they have lain dormant for millions of years. When you hold an earth grown diamond, reflect on the immense journey this diamond has taken and the history it has endured.
A diamond starts out in the lowly form of graphite, such as you might find in the tip of your pencil. Over the course of hundereds of millions of years, the immense pressure and temperature produced deep inside the earth rearrange the carbon atoms into a crystal structure.
Then miners dig deep tunnels under the earth and collect the rough diamonds. The rough diamond looks nothing like the sparkly diamond you are holding. It has an irregular shape, is very dirty and looks dull. The diamond is then cleaned, cut into it's desired shape, and finally polished into the beautiful diamond you are now holding!
All Ritani earth grown diamonds are certified by either the AGS or GIA – the two most respected independent grading labs in the world.
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