The Emerald cut diamond is one of the first and oldest cuts of diamonds and other precious stones.
The name of this cutting is taken from the gemstone Emerald. This green gemstone has been cut in a square shape in order keep as much left from the rock as possible.
The history of this cutting is more than 500 years old. Emeralds were very vulnerable and difficult to cut because this gemstone is very soft. A way was sought to look for a way to polish the stone without the stone getting damaged. Then they didn’t have the knowledge and tools of today.
In the years when art deco was popular, from 1920 to 1939, the Emerald was quite popular. More and more facets were added and in 1940 the modern emerald cut received its present form. Today it is mainly a cut that shows you that the stone is clean and has a beautiful colour. The cut leaves no room for imperfections., these can clearly been seen in the reflection in the stone.
Emerald cut diamond gets’ step facets(step cut).
This name comes from the stepwise positioning of the facets, three rows of steps above and 3 below to
The Emerald has 57 facets that are subdivided into 25 on the top, 24, at the bottom and 8 facets on the girdle.
The table width is very large and bright and inclusions are clearly visible. A high quality stone in colour and purity is very important
The most common ratio in the cut is 1: 5 what makes the stone rectangular.
This ratio is often used in rings with emerald stones. Women fingers look longer and more elegant with this shape.
The shape of the cut is close to the natural shape of the diamond, and therefor relatively little loss of weight from the stone. Therefor the price of this diamond shape makes the emerald also very popular.
As with many diamond cuts the Bow Tie effect happens in Emerald cuts.
If the step facets are not completely right, the light is not reflected in the proper way, which can cause dark spots.
This picture clearly shows the left and right sides of the table with dark spots. This will not be taken along in the quality requirements. It is a matter of taste.
The value of every diamond is determined by the four C’s:
Emeralds make the most beautiful and elegant engagement and wedding rings. It is no wonder diamond emerald rings are very much beloved by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian.
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