Emerald

EMERALD CUT DIAMONDS: in such diamond we can easier to see inclusions or body color. Its unique is due to the step cuts of its pavilion and its large, open table . Emerald cut diamonds produce a hall-of-mirrors effect, with the interplay of light and dark planes. Emerald cut diamonds vary from nearly square to a narrow rectangle. The classic emerald cut diamond has a length to width ratio of around 1.50.

EXCELLENT VERY GOOD GOOD FAIR POOR
Table % 61 - 69 57 - 60 or 70 - 72 54 - 56 or 73 - 74 51 - 53 or 75 - 79 < 51 or > 79
Depth % 61 - 67 59 - 60.9 or 67.1 - 70 57 - 58.9 or 70.1 - 74 54 - 56.9 or 74.1 - 79 < 54 or > 79
Girdle Very Thin - Slightly Thick Very Thin to Thick Very Thin to Very Thick Ex. Thin to Ex. Thick
Culet None Very Small Small Medium > Medium

Often, body color is easier to see in an emerald cut diamond (especially over 1.50 carats) because of the large, open facets. The color chart below provides a general guide for evaluating color in emerald cut diamonds.

EXCELLENT VERY GOOD GOOD FAIR POOR
Square 1.00 - 1.03 1.04 - 1.05 1.06 - 1.08 > 1.08
Rectangle 1.40 - 1.50 1.30 - 1.39 or 1.51 - 1.60 1.20 - 1.29 or 1.61 - 1.80 1.15 - 1.19 or 1.81 - 1.90 < 1.15 or > 1.90

Many customers may actually prefer the ever so slightly warmer colors of a G-H diamond over the cool colorlessness of a D-F diamond. So evaluating color in round cut diamonds is subjective. Customers want the D-F color grades, and are willing to pay a premium to get them and most of the premium in price associated with diamonds at the higher end of the color scale is driven by supply and demand.

EXCELLENT VERY GOOD GOOD FAIR POOR
< .50 ct. D - G H - I J - K L - M > M
.51-1.0 ct. D - F G H - I J - K > K
1.0-2.0 ct. D - F G H - I > I
> 2.0 ct. D - F G H - I > I
Fluoro None Faint - Med Strong Very Strong

The actual differences in color are difficult to perceive.But the color chart below provides a general guide for evaluating color in diamonds.

Еach customer will have a unique standard for clarity so evaluating clarity in round diamonds is subjective, like color. GIA provides excellent help with their clarity grades The clarity chart below provides a general guide for evaluating clarity in diamonds.

The clarity chart below provides a general guide for evaluating clarity in emerald cut diamonds. In emerald cut a VS2 might be a comparable choice, while an SI1-clarity might be a great balance of price and appearance in other diamond shapes.

EXCELLENT VERY GOOD GOOD FAIR POOR
< .50 ct. FL - VS2 SI1 SI2 I1 > I1
.51-1.0 ct. FL - VS1 VS2 SI1 SI2 > SI2
1.0-2.0 ct. FL - VVS2 VS1 - VS2 SI1 SI2 > SI2
> 2.0 ct. FL - VVS2 VS1 VS2 SI1 > SI1