Emerald cut diamonds
Clean lines and exacting precision give the classic Emerald cut diamond modern appeal.
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Our guide to Emerald cut diamonds
Our tips for finding the Emerald cut diamond meant just for you.
An Emerald cut diamond is one of the oldest diamond shapes in the world. This rectangular shape features step-cut facets running down the sides to draw attention towards the center of the stone. These long, symmetrical and narrow facets add depth and dimension, while drawing in light and spotlighting clarity, making this shape look modern and elegant. The long, narrow facets are known for creating a stunning “hall of mirrors” effect.
When it comes to selecting the Emerald shaped diamond right for you, consider prioritizing clarity. The step-cut facets make this diamond’s natural inclusions more visible, so opt for VS or higher grades.
For color, consider the metal color of the fine jewelry design it will be featured in. Yellow gold can help mask hints of yellow in near colorless diamonds. Platinum and white gold work best for colorless diamonds as they will not imbue the diamond with additional color.
Choosing a setting to highlight your Emerald-shaped diamond is a matter of personal preference. However, there are certain timeless engagement rings that are well-loved.
VRAI’s Signature Solitaire and Classic engagement ring settings highlight an Emerald-shaped diamond’s linear elegance to perfection. Its elongated form is also spotlighted by Halo and Bezel settings. Three Stone engagement rings featuring an Emerald shaped diamond trio or simply as a center stone are popular choices for their substantial look and sophistication.
Explore VRAI’s inventory to buy diamonds. Browse the selection of Emerald shaped diamonds and make your selection. Then choose “Purchase without setting” to complete your purchase. Loose VRAI created diamonds of 0.5 carats and more are sold with a Lifetime Warranty, so you can choose your lab-grown diamond with confidence.
Frequently asked questions about Emerald Diamonds
Like Oval, Pear, Marquise, and other elongated shapes, the Emerald shaped diamond can often look larger than other diamond shapes of the same carat weight. But there are tips for making it look even larger when it's time to buy an engagement ring. Settings such as Halo or Signature Bezel outline the diamond’s shape, making it appear larger. A Cathedral setting lifts the diamond up and away from the finger, creating the optical illusion of a larger center stone. Three Stone and Toi et Moi settings will make diamonds look bigger because of the addition of other diamonds.
The main difference between the two is that a Baguette shaped diamond is longer and narrower. From the French word for “stick” or “wand,” a Baguette shaped diamond is more suitable in fine jewelry designs or as a sidestone in an engagement ring. Its thin shape doesn’t work as well as the more substantial Emerald shaped diamond does when featured as a center stone.
A VRAI created Emerald cut diamond features 49 rectangular facets.
The cost of an Emerald cut diamond is determined by the 4Cs, not its shape. This means it is not more expensive than other diamond shapes of the same quality. The only exception to the rule is with Round Brilliant diamonds, which can be more expensive due to high demand.