Tips and Tricks

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About Emerald Cut Diamonds

  • The emerald shape is classic - Beyoncé and Paris Hilton chose emerald cut diamonds.
  • Emerald shape diamonds have what is called a “step cut”. Meaning, not only will your diamond have incredible flashes of light, it also won’t need to have an excessive depth, which leaves all the carat weight right on top (and thus looks bigger).
  • When it comes to color, my advice is; don’t go below H, emerald cut diamonds are not forgiving.
  • Emeralds are even also terrible at hiding inclusions. I wouldn’t go below a VS2 clarity diamond. Also, make sure you see an actual picture of the diamond to see where the inclusions are located.

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