Emerald Cut Diamonds
Considered by many as the most elegant of all diamonds, Emerald cuts tend to be the shape of choice for those seeking larger diamonds [3.00 carats and above].
The Gemological Institute of American (GIA) describes Emerald cuts as ‘rectangular step-cuts’.
Emeralds cuts have 45 degree corners and should be beautifully layered on the underside of the diamond [pavilion] creating the illusion of infinite depth.
Emerald cuts may have different length to width ratios. One individual might respond to a rectangular shape while another might prefer more square.
While there is no one perfect length/width ratio, the most desirable Emerald cuts fall within the range 1.25:1.00 and 1.50:1.00. As the length/width ratios fall outside of this range the diamond becomes somewhat less valuable.
The most beautiful Emerald cuts have multiple steps on the underside of the stone and have clearly been cut to optimize elegance, beauty and face size.
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