What is Emerald Cut Diamond?
The extraordinary emerald cut diamond is the very embodiment of elegance. With clean lines and rich antiquity, this romantic cut is one of the first and oldest diamond cuts invented.
The open table of an emerald cut diamond reveals the diamond's natural qualities with its extreme transparency which showcases the diamond’s true beauty. This is a cut so authentic, that the world's finest diamonds have been cut in an emerald displaying their clarity and brilliance!
The emerald cut was initially created for emerald gemstones in the 1500’s. In order to preserve as much of the rough as possible, the emerald gemstone was cut into a rectangular shape. This cut became well-liked among gem cutters as it reduced pressure during the cutting process and prevented chipping. It was then applied to diamonds and named ‘emerald cut’ after the emerald gemstone.
The geometric shape and clean lines of the emerald grew in popularity during the 1920’s Art Deco period of visual arts, architecture and design.
It was so prominent in this time that the emerald cut was refined in the 1940’s, creating the elegant and contemporary design worn today.
One of the most popular choices for engagement rings in Melbourne is the highly sought-after emerald cut diamond.
The emerald cut has rectangular facets resembling stairs and through this acquired the term ‘step cut’. Its slender facets and cut corners display a unique light performance by creating a hall of mirrors effect so fascinating it is near impossible to look away!
The emerald cut diamond is typically rectangular in shape, however, is also available in a square (this isn’t to be confused with an asscher cut diamond).
The diamond ratio is an element to consider when choosing an emerald cut diamond. The ratio is found by dividing the length by the width to determine how rectangular or square the diamond is. The average ratio for an emerald cut diamond is 1.3-1.6 depending on your personal preference.
The emerald cut diamond features a large table and deep pavilion, drawing light to the centre, revealing the diamond's true beauty and any natural inclusions. For this reason, it is important to choose a diamond with a higher clarity grade or one with less visible inclusions.
Choosing an emerald cut diamond is no simple task. Other features to consider are cut, polish and symmetry as these affect the diamond's overall performance. You can be confident that all aspects are considered when we assist you in selecting your Janai diamond, as we ensure your diamond is no less than perfect!
When selecting an engagement ring, it is important to consider the craftsmanship of not only the ring but the diamond itself. This can make a considerable difference in the light performance and quality of the diamond regardless of the 4 C’s gradings.
At Janai, we will take the utmost care to provide you the knowledge to confidently select a diamond with premium craftsmanship, but also the promise of flawless aftercare service including lifetime complimentary cleaning and inspection.
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