The enthusiast in search for a unique cut, a little varied from the generic sparkle, loose emerald cut diamonds are an excellent choice. Emerald cut diamonds contain stepped facets that stresses on the clarity of the diamond. So rather than blazing shimmer, it casts subtle bright pristine shine that gives elegant appearance that suits both traditional and voguish styles of jewelry. As from the name, it can be estimated that this cut was first discovered to shape green emerald gemstone but later this cut was applied to diamonds and it became equally popular. If traced back to the historical era, then during Art Deco period the term “emerald cut” was first used and gained immense fame with its geometrical pattern. The Emerald cut loose diamond has generally angled corners and rows of pavilion and crown facets that run parallel to the girdle. The traditional Emerald cut is rectangular in shape. Recommended length to width ratio for Emerald cuts is 1.50-1.75. Emerald cuts are known for their understated elegance not the sparkling shimmer seen in most of the brilliant cut diamonds.
Emerald cut diamonds vary from nearly square to a narrow rectangle, forming a modern geometric shape that is highly preferred nowadays. Square emerald cut diamond appears very much similar to the asscher cut diamond once it is settled in a ring or other diamond jewelry. Every Emerald Cut Diamond includes precise measurements, as well as the length to width ratio, so you know the exact shape of the emerald cut diamond you are selectin.
|Types of Diamond Cuts
||Length to Width Ratio Of Square Emerald Cut Diamond
||Length to Width Ratio Of Rectangular Emerald Cut Diamond
||1.00 - 1.03
||1.40 - 1.50
||1.00 - 1.03
||1.30 - 1.39 or 1.51 - 1.60
||1.04 - 1.05
||1.20 - 1.29 or 1.61 - 1.80
||1.06 – 1.08
||1.15 - 1.19 or 1.81 - 1.90
||< 1.15 or > 1.90
The above displayed table represents the variation in length to width ratio depending on the cut of diamond and the geometric shape of the emerald shaped diamond. This chart will help to pick the right diamond according to the exact measurement.
Every type of diamond cut has a few specific characteristics regarding the size of the table, depth, culet. The table shown below discusses the complete features of every respective cut of emerald loose diamonds.
|Types of Diamond Cuts
||61 – 69
||61 – 67
||Very Thin - Slightly Thick
||57 - 60 or 70 - 72
||59 - 60.9 or 67.1 - 70
||Very Thin - Slightly Thick
||54 - 56 or 73 - 74
||57 - 58.9 or 70.1 - 74
||Very Thin to Thick
||51 - 53 or 75 - 79
||54 - 56.9 or 74.1 - 79
||Very Thin to Very Thick
||< 51 or > 79
||< 54 or > 79
||Ex. Thin to Ex. Thick
The size of the table and depth of the cut decides how the GIA certified loose emerald shaped diamond will appear and thus the price of the emerald diamonds also differ depending on the cuts. Since in emerald cut the diamond has a chunkier look rather than the irresistible shimmer, hence, it is important to focus on the clarity of emerald cut diamonds as the inclusions in the diamonds may be visible to the naked eyes.
The price range of diamond fluctuates based on the 4C’s of diamonds i.e; the cut, color, clarity and carat of the diamonds. The color range of diamonds start from D, E, F till Z. D is considered to be colorless and hence the best quality diamond with high prices and as we descend towards Z, the price decreases and the diamond reflects slight yellowish or brownish tint. In case of clarity, it is measured as FL, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, I1, I2 and I3. FL indicating flawless diamonds are free of any inclusions or blemishes, so can be regarded as the supreme quality diamonds and also pretty expensive quality diamonds. But as we descend towards I3, the diamond becomes internally included that may be visible to the naked eyes thus depleting the worth of the natural diamonds. Similarly, the cut of the emerald shaped diamonds detected as the Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor also influences the brilliance of the diamond. The excellent cut diamonds very beautifully reflect the light causing the full seven rayed spectrum of light that we observe as intense fire and brilliance. So, it can be concluded as the excellent cut is the superior one and such a diamond has high worth, on the other hand, a poor cut diamond is not appreciated much for its lack of shimmer and blaze. To guide you through the purchase of loose emerald shaped diamonds, a list of price range relying on the carat and other attributes of genuine emerald cut diamonds are discussed below.
0.50 Carat Emerald Cut Diamonds:
Fascinating Diamonds presents numerous options of 0.50 carat emerald cut natural diamonds to select from. With the deviation in cut, color and clarity of the diamonds the net cost of the emerald diamond also varies. A 0.50 carat emerald cut diamond can be acquired in between a price range of $ 850 to $ 1300 depending on the color, cut and clarity you select according to your requirement.
0.75 Carat Emerald Cut Diamonds:
A large collection of 0.75 carat emerald shaped diamonds is existent in this section. Slightly under 1 Carat, the emerald cut diamonds of this carat are very much preferred for their visible size and affordable cost. Basically, a 0.75 carat emerald shaped loose diamond costs around $ 1900 and above depending on the cut, color and clarity you select.
1 Carat Emerald Cut Diamonds:
An ideal carat weight to be mounted in any jewelry, 1 carat emerald shaped diamonds signify a benchmark in diamond jewelry. With a variation in price range, starting from $ 4000 to $ 6,500 solely depending on the cut, color and clarity of the emerald diamonds, these diamonds are perfect to be mount in your preferred engagement ring settings too.
1.25 Carat Emerald Cut Diamonds:
Slightly over standardized 1 carat emerald cut diamonds, the 1.25 carat emerald cut diamonds also add a larger bling to your jewelry. Available in a price range of $ 6,500 to $ 11,500, these emerald loose diamonds add priceless glitter to a jewel with its larger size.
1.50 Carat Emerald Cut Diamonds:
Pretty large in size, the GIA certified 1.50 carat emerald cut diamonds are very much preferred size. Although it sounds a little over 1 carat only but its size appears very larger. They can be bought within a price range of $ 8500 to $ 15000 explicitly depending on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
2 Carat Emerald Cut Diamonds:
Gigantic size of the GIA certified 2 carat emerald cut diamonds are very much adored. Due to the rarity in availability of such huge carat weights in diamonds, they can be bought within a price range of $ 17,500 onwards, explicitly depending on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
2.5 Carat Emerald Cut Diamonds:
A sparkle that will hold your sight, the genuine 2.50 carat emerald diamonds with its brilliance and fire are perfect to be mounted in any rings or other diamond jewelry. This unique cut diamond can be acquired at a price range starting from $ 20,000 onwards based on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
3 Carat Emerald Cut Diamonds:
Ideal carat weight to be flaunted to all; 3 carat emerald shaped diamonds signify the true brilliance in diamond jewelry. With a variation in price range, starting from $ 27,000 onwards solely depending on the cut, color and clarity of the emerald diamonds, these diamonds are perfect to be mount in your preferred engagement ring settings too.