Tell Us More

Share a bit more information with us
to finalize your Free Quote request.

You are looking for information regarding:

2 to 10+ carat
Round Diamond
Country
United States Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Chinese Taipei Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea (South) Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People's Democratic Republic Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palestinian Territory, Occupied Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Republic of China Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Serbia and Montenegro Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Minor Outlying Islands Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

Wider dramatic flashes of light

The Emerald Cut was originally developed for cutting emeralds and not diamonds. Emeralds usually have numerous inclusions making them vulnerable to breakage and therefore difficult to cut. The Emerald Cut was initially developed to address these issues. The Emerald cut is a type of step cut, meaning it has a row of facets that resemble the steps of a staircase and is usually four-sided and elongated. Because of its long lines, these stones are usually less fiery than Round Brilliant Cut diamonds, yet they tend to have wider more dramatic flashes of light. This gives the diamond a unique look with a hall-of-mirrors effect as the light and dark planes interplay.

Picking a good Emerald Cut

Emerald Cut Diamond Sketch

When choosing the Emerald Cut, it is especially important to pay attention to the quality of the diamond and select the highest grade possible within your budget. Because of the open table and large facets, color and inclusions become more noticeable than with other cuts. For example, an SI1 clarity grade might be a good choice in terms of balancing budget and appearance, however, with an Emerald Cut, it will be better to go for a VS2 clarity stone.

The classic rectangular shape

Emerald Cut stones vary from a narrow rectangle to nearly square. If you prefer an Emerald Cut with a squared outline, then it will be good to consider the Asscher Cut diamond as well. To find an Emerald cut with the right proportions, look for the length-to-width ratio to give you an idea of the face-on appearance of your diamond. The classic Emerald Cut shape has a length-to-width ratio between 1.30 and 1.40. Rectangular shaped stones that are not too deeply cut may look larger from the face-up appearance than a Princess Cut, Radiant Cut and Round Brilliant Cut of the same carat weight.

What are the prices for an Emerald Cut?

Since 1961, the Diamond Registry has published an overview of up-to-date wholesale prices for GIA certified Emerald Cut diamonds. Buying diamonds at wholesale prices will get you the exact stone you want at a much better price than retail prices. Below you will find the wholesale price list for Fancy Shape diamonds per carat, arranged by clarity grade and carat weight. To get the average wholesale price for the exact diamond you want, multiply the per carat value by the number of carats you want.

What to do next

Fill in the quote form to receive a free quote for the exact price of your Emerald Cut. Our diamond expert will personally contact you to give all the information you need. Sourcing our global network of diamond cutters and suppliers, we can find GIA certified diamonds at the best available wholesale prices. Your diamond expert will answer any further questions you might still have. He is your dedicated contact from beginning to end.

Related Articles

Marquise Cut  Explained
Diamond Cuts & Shapes

Marquise Cut Explained

Marquise cut diamond
Diamond Cuts & Shapes

Marquise cut diamond

Choosing loose diamonds for unique engagement rings
Diamond Cuts & Shapes

Choosing loose diamonds for unique engagement rings

WhatsApp chat