Emerald cut diamonds have grown in popularity as buyers look beyond the traditional round diamond. In 2019, only 8% of Ritani customers chose the emerald cut, so you'll definitely stand out with this diamond. Amal Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, and Beyonce all wear emerald-cut diamonds.
If So, How Much Bigger?
The top surface (table) of elongated stones like emerald cut diamonds is larger than a round cut diamond of equal carat weight. A 1-carat emerald cut diamond appears larger than a 1-carat round cut diamond. Emerald-cut engagement rings can also lengthen and slim your fingers.
What To Look For In An Emerald Cut
The standards for an emerald cut diamond vary, and as with all diamonds, your personal preference should be paramount. To that end, here are some suggestions.
The 4 Cs: Length, Width, And Depth
Define your ideal length/width ratio. To find this ratio, divide the diamond's length by its width. An emerald diamond can be a long, thin rectangle or a nearly square shape.
The best ratio for emerald cut diamonds is 1.45-1.55, though some prefer longer, thinner cuts (around 1.6) and others prefer shorter, squarer cuts (around 1.3).
The diamond's total depth percentage also affects light reflection. Choose a depth percentage of 60–70% of the stone's width for maximum brilliance.
Due to their long, open facets, emerald cut diamonds don't hide flaws well, so clarity (absence of inclusions) We recommend VVS1 or higher clarity.
The proportions and symmetry of a diamond are measured by the diamond cut grade. While the GIA and AGS do not grade emerald cut diamonds, they do grade polish and symmetry. In the absence of a true cut grade, many diamond retailers use polish, symmetry, and proportions to estimate an emerald shaped diamond's sparkle. For maximum sparkle, choose an emerald cut diamond with Excellent polish and symmetry.
Emerald cut diamonds have no “best” color grade (or any diamond). While diamond grading labs (and retailers) value colorless diamonds highly, you should choose the color grade that appeals to you. With colorless diamonds like D, E and F, customers have come to prefer the slightly warmer colors (and lower prices) of G and H diamonds.
The price of an emerald-cut diamond varies greatly depending on its carat weight. Find a diamond with ideal proportions, symmetry, and polish within your desired carat weight range.
What Is The Best Emerald Cut Diamond Setting?
The most popular settings for emerald cut diamonds are solitaires and halos. An emerald cut halo engagement ring is a stunning vintage-inspired engagement ring with the added benefit of enhancing the center diamond's sparkle.
Do Emerald Cut Diamonds Cost More?
Only 3% of the world's diamonds are emerald cut, making them rare and expensive. However, due to their elongated shape and large table, they cost less per carat than other shapes.
How Much Is An Emerald Cut Engagement Ring?
The cost of your emerald cut engagement ring is determined by the diamond and the ring setting. Our virtual gemologists can help you choose a diamond. We're always here to help you find the perfect ring at the perfect price.
Why Is It Called An Emerald Cut
A 1 carat emerald cut diamond costs between $1,400 and $6,000. View our 1 carat emerald cut diamond inventory.
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