Using the technique first conceived to cut an emerald gem, this particular diamond shape goes by its name and rightly so. With its big table surface, an emerald cut diamond gives plenty of reflections through its steps or straight lines. The gemstone with this cut comes in rectangular and square shapes. Below is a quick guide to help you purchase an emerald cut diamond ring that will not break the bank.
A classic emerald cut diamond’s length to width ratio ranges from 1.3 to 1.6, with 1.5 being the popular choice. Due to its big table, an emerald cut diamond’s inclusions may be more obvious. Due to that, it is best to seek an emerald shaped diamond with VS-1 or VS-2 clarity. Usually, the inclusions in one with SI-1 clarity have a good possibility of not being easily visible. However, that is seldom the case in emerald cut diamonds.
The diamond cut highlights its size better than other gems with equal carat weight. Emerald shaped diamonds are a premium option for those who desire a bigger piece sans an enormous price tag. To make the most of a purchase, choose 1 carat diamond ring emerald cut with I-color, VVS-1 clarity and well cut stone.