The emerald cut is not a brilliant cut, and itís called a step cut. Step cuts are comprised of larger facets which act like mirrors. The emerald cut has 58 facets, 25 crown, 8 girdle, and 25 pavilion. Because of the angle, size and shape of the facets, this cut shows less brilliance and fire (dispersion) than other brilliant cut diamonds. However, the emerald cut stone reveals a classic beauty and elegance not seen in other cuts. Because of the open and large facets, we recommend a higher color and clarity than you might consider for a brilliant cut stone because they are more likely to become visible at lower grades. The classic emerald has a length to width ratio or 1.50, the recent trend is toward the more square shape.
Engagement rings with Emerald Shape diamonds are both sophisticated and elegant and can still show off sparkle and fire with more dramatic prisms of light.
Emerald Shape diamonds tend to be less expensive than other diamonds. They are neither as traditional as the Round Shape nor as trendy as the Princess Shape diamonds, they can still be as stunning without costing more money.
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