Emerald diamond shape
The Emerald shape diamonds are rectangular, if looking from the top, with step-cut facets and specially trimmed corners. The cut is composed of wide, flat surfaces so the picture of lengthened stairways that perfectly reflect light are always the first impression to observers. Emerald diamond shape is often mistakenly confused with the green emerald mineral. This cut isn't a brilliant and it has previously been applied for shaping emeralds. It was ascertained later that the Emerald cut shapes can be eligible for different gemstones such as diamonds. MOHS scale of mineral hardness states that emerald stones are comparatively hard (about 8 of 10 on the scale) but tend to roughly break during cutting, which complicates the cut process. The reason for such weakness is inclusions or internal flaws. The Emerald cut solved the problem by applying stepped edges and simpler facets. Actually, cut was specially developed for shaping hard and fragile stones. Today, this diamond shape isn't popular as it used to be during its lingering existence (Round brilliant took this place) and so the price drops down as time passes, making it more affordable. Clean facet lines reveal the age of this shape and concurrently the lack of fire and brilliance but Emeralds can still create a spectacular optical effect. Despite that fact, the Emerald shape is incomparably elegant and still in use after the Round Brilliant and Princess diamond shapes.
While Asscher cut is square shaped, traditional rectangular Emerald diamond shapes will look exceptionally short and thick if the ratio is 1.30 or less. All above that size will lengthen the visual aspect of a diamond and this number sometimes grows to the 1.7, whereas traditional length-to-width ratio is 1.5 when the length is 50% greater than the width. Sometimes smaller numbers better fit on jewelry, but because of an effect on the hand, the larger measures are taken and vice versa. The emerald shapes have exactly 58 facets: 25 crown and pavilion, and 8 girdle parts. The diamond's pavilion or precisely its outline is specified by the length-to-width ratio. Common depth will be excellent if percentages range between 60 and 63.
The clarity and color have great importance for Emerald diamond shape. Since greater facets on the top are prominent for optical appearance, diamonds should be perfectly polished and flawless to improve the visual perception. With this shape, flaws would be easily eye-catching so diamonds even with a few modest blemishes should be avoided. Slightly imperfect clarity grade diamonds won't have flaws visible to the eye and won't degrade sparkling effect, but may have dramatically reduced value. This information leaves you the possibility to combine the size and quality of shape depending on the budget, of course. The fact that wide gemstone shapes haven't got a great price, despite a lack of shine, makes Emerald diamonds suitable for purchase as a valuable gift.
Emerald diamonds have a price approximately 30% lower than the Round which is the cause of simple processing from rough diamonds and lower popularity compared to other shapes. This might be the reason to choose a high class Emerald diamond, great Color and Clarity grade as well as larger carat weight and equal cost. Flat surfaces of a diamond shape are perfectly blended with a large assortment of jewelery, mostly engagement or wedding ring settings. They are usually placed for special purposes such as center diamonds of the expensive baguette, side stone, or engagement ring sets to establish proportion among left and right side-diamonds. Solitaire rings, four-prong settings or rings with accent stones are also well-known for the use of Emerald shape diamond.