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What You Need to Know About Emerald Cut Wedding and Eternity Bands

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Elegant artistry and flawless clarity are the hallmarks of the emerald cut diamond's classic cut.

Even when worn on its own, an emerald cut wedding band or eternity band maintains the cut's elegance and can be the perfect complement to any style of engagement ring.

What Kind Of Diamond Is An Emerald Cut?

An emerald cut diamond has a large table (top) and a deep pavilion (bottom), making it an elegant cut (bottom). The emerald cut diamond, also known as a "step cut," has 58 total facets (flat surfaces etched by a diamond cutter). On top and bottom, the diamond has rows of parallel facets that appear to be steps, creating an ethereal hall of mirrors effect.

Due to the "steps" in the emerald cut, which draw the viewer's attention to the diamond's center, its clarity and color are unmatched by any other diamond cut. Wearers and onlookers alike notice the slimming effect of the emerald cut because of its long, parallel lines.

Diamond brilliance is not magnified by the emerald cut despite the beautiful white and colored light reflections it produces. If you're looking for a diamond with the best clarity, the emerald cut should be your first choice.

The Emerald Cut's History

Over the course of more than 500 years, the emerald cut has evolved. The richness of emeralds is often highlighted by stonecutters using step facets. The stone was protected from damage during the cutting process because of this particular cut's low pressure requirements.

Popularized by art deco style, the emerald cut grew in popularity in late 1920s and early 1930s. Elegant lines and geometric shapes of the emerald cut perfectly complemented the Deco style.

Since the 1930s, Deco artistry has faded, but the emerald cut has not. Emerald cut diamonds remain popular for engagement, wedding, and eternity bands because of their unique beauty.

The Emerald Cut's History

Over the course of more than 500 years, the emerald cut has evolved. The richness of emeralds is often highlighted by stonecutters using step facets. The stone was protected from damage during the cutting process because of this particular cut's low pressure requirements.

Popularized by art deco style, the emerald cut grew in popularity in late 1920s and early 1930s. With its polished lines and crisp shapes, the emerald cut's geometric emphasis fits right in with the Art Nouveau style.

The emerald cut has remained popular despite the decline in popularity of Art Deco design since the 1930s. Emeraude cut diamonds are still popular for engagement rings and wedding bands.

Buying Tips

Color, clarity, and ratio are all things to keep in mind when searching for the perfect emerald cut wedding and eternity band.

Color

  • Diamonds are graded on a color scale from D to Z by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). To put it another way, if you want a diamond that is completely colorless, you'll want to get a "D."
  • Diamonds with D, E, or F color grades have no noticeable differences in appearance to the untrained eye.
  • Near-colorless diamonds are defined as those with a color grade of G, H, I, or J, which have only the slightest traces of color in them. They are ideal for white gold or platinum settings, which will eliminate any trace of colour in the diamond.

A D to J color grade emerald cut diamond is what we suggest. Since a diamond's color is virtually undetectable in the G to J range when cut into an emerald shape, many of our clients prefer to go with a G to J diamond.

Clarity

Diamond clarity is the most important consideration when selecting an emerald cut wedding and eternity band because the elongated lines of the emerald cut cannot effectively conceal imperfections.

If your emerald cut wedding or eternity band has a high degree of clarity, you'll be pleased. Any visible flaws in the diamond's heart will be prevented by a higher degree of clarity. Emerald cut diamonds with VS2 or higher clarity are ideal for eye-clean diamonds from all angles.

Ratio

It is determined by dividing the diamond's length in half and then multiplying the result by the diamond's width. Diamonds with an emerald cut are typically rectangular in shape, with a ratio of 1.3 to 1.5. A 1.30:1 emerald cut diamond ratio is the most common The emerald cut is longer when the ratio is higher. The more square the diamond appears, the lower the ratio.

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