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The Emerald Cut

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The Emerald cut diamond is one of the first and most ancient cuts of diamonds and other precious stones, dating back thousands of years. The Emerald gemstone is the inspiration for the name of this cutting. Because they wanted to preserve as much of the gem as possible, they cut the stone into a rectangular shape. This shape has a history that dates back more than 500 years. Emeralds were extremely fragile and difficult to cut, making them a popular choice for jewelry. The search began for an approach to polishing stone that would not cause damage to the stone itself. They did not have the knowledge and tools available today.

The Cut's Development

In the Art Deco period, which lasted from 1920 to 1939, the Emerald Cut was quite popular among designers. They began to add more and more facets as time went on. The modern emerald cut first appeared in its current form in 1940. Today, the purpose of this diamond cut is primarily to demonstrate how clean the stone is as well as what a beautiful color it possesses. There is no room for mistakes in this cut. Because imperfections are highly visible in the stone's internal reflection, it is recommended to use it.

The Facets In An Emerald Cut Diamond

Step facets are present in emerald cut diamonds. This means that it, like the Asscher cut, belongs to the category of diamonds known as'step cut' diamonds. The facets are arranged in a stepwise fashion, with three rows of steps above and three rows below the stone, thus earning the name. There are 57 facets to the Emerald. They are subdivided into 25 facets on the top, 24 facets on the bottom, and 8 facets on the girdle, according to their position. The table's width is extremely large and well-lit. So the inclusions are extremely obvious. It is essential to use a stone of superior color and purity.

The Emerald's Proportions

The most common ratio for an emerald shape is 1:5, which results in a stone that is rectangular in appearance. Rings with green emerald stones are frequently found with this proportion. Women's fingers appear longer and more elegant when they are shaped in this way. A close match can be made between the cut and the natural shape of the diamond. As a result, only a small amount of the stone is lost during the process. As a result, the emerald is also extremely valuable in terms of money.

Mistakes

The "Bow Tie" effect occurs in Emerald cuts, just as it does in many other diamond cuts. If a polisher fails to properly align the facets, the light will not reflect in the desired manner. You'll end up with dark spots on your diamond as a result of this. Despite the fact that a bow tie is technically a mistake in an emerald, some people prefer it nonetheless. As a result, these effects are not taken into consideration when developing the quality requirements.

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