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For most people, diamonds are beautiful even in their raw, uncut form. Much of that beauty is hidden: it’s the beauty inherent in a clear stone that has lain secret in the earth for millions of years. Cutting a diamond is intended to release the intense reflective qualities of a diamond. However, very often cutting a diamond is also intended to hide flaws in the diamond behind the flash of sparkle. The “round brilliant” cut and “princess” cut diamonds are so popular today because they’re used on many smaller, imperfect stones. Only the finest, clearest and most brilliant diamonds are suitable for the amazing emerald cut.

The emerald cut is categorized as a stepped cut which means that the pavilion, the flat top and the cut sides down to the widest part of the cut, are cut in rectangular facets. This makes a larger flat area which highlights the clarity of the stone. For this reason, this cut is reserved for stones of the best clarity. The shape is rectangular, and for the classic emerald cut, the ratio of length to width is between 1.30 and 1.40 but you can choose a wider or narrower stone to accent the finger or setting better. The same cut in a square shape is called Asscher.

More Elegant Than Round
True to its name, the emerald cut was developed to bring out the color and beauty of emeralds. Before long, people realized that other stones would also be enhanced by this type of cut. In the case of the diamond, the longer lines of the stone results in less fire than the “round brilliant” cut. It however, brings out more dramatic flashes of light. An emerald cut engagement ring may seem more elegant than the round cuts.

Because the stone itself is displayed without excess flair, it is important that the diamond for an emerald cut engagement ring be of the highest quality. Any flaws or inclusions will be more exposed and the flash is more dependent on the clarity of the stone than on the cuts. While many couples look for tradition at this special time, traditional cuts are more in demand and therefore, cost more.

An emerald cut engagement ring actually costs less than a ring with a diamond of the same size and quality cut in the “round brilliant” or “princess” cut. The emerald cut calls for a four prong setting is striking as a solitaire or flanked by smaller stones.

In short, there are no downsides to the emerald cut engagement ring. It is the traditional stone with a non-traditional cut appropriate to yellow or white gold settings. And, of course, an engagement ring is mostly about the meaning rather than the stone. That makes your emerald cut engagement ring more valuable than any other ring in the world.

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