What are Emerald Cut Diamonds?
The emerald cut was one of the first cuts used in jewelry. It has a timeless, elegant beauty. Some say that looking into an emerald cut diamond is like looking into a clear pool of water. It won’t blind you with its brilliance, but it will draw you in. Emerald cut stones may be square or rectangular, according to personal preference.
The square or rectangular shape has beveled corners and 57 step type facets set concentrically around the edges. The cut is meant to showcase the clarity of the diamond, therefore select a diamond with little or no color and a VS1 or VS2 clarity grade.
The emerald cut can give the illusion of a larger stone with a smaller carat size.