Introducing The Emerald Cut
The Emerald cut is one of the most unique diamond shapes available at the moment and only accounts for roughly 3% of all diamonds. The name of the cut is derived from the fact that the cut was originally used in Emeralds, a popular green gemstone that also features exquisite beauty and convenient features. The shape was later adapted to provide a fresh twist on older diamond cuts and shapes. Today, the Emerald cut is considered very popular for many reasons.
One of the primary advantages that the Emerald cut holds over the popular round brilliant is the fact that you can get a diamond that looks similar in size for a cheaper price as compared to a round cut diamond. This is because the surface area of the Emerald cut diamond shape is approximately 5% larger than the round cut diamond shape’s surface area. This means you can opt for a lower carat weight Emerald cut diamond, and it will look similar in size to a larger carat weight round cut diamond.
It should also be noted that the Emerald cut diamond tend to show color and clarity more obviously than the round cut diamond. For this reason, you should try to prioritize these two features of the diamond when buying an Emerald cut diamond.
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