Diamonds have fascinated us for centuries with their alluring charm, sparkle and cuts. With the numerous types of diamond cuts that have already flooded the diamond market, the choice has widened. You must be wondering what is so special about a diamond cut and what makes each cut different from the others! Needless to say, it is the cut of a diamond which renders it an identity and gives us the much needed variation. Though all diamond cuts have climbed the ladder of popularity, year by year, one rule over the others. In the present scenario, the emerald cut diamonds are making a comeback again.
What sets the emerald apart from the other diamond cuts is its unique look. The very cut evokes the feeling of love at first sight. The uniqueness of the emerald cut lies in the step cuts of its pavilion, open and large table. Instead of the sparkle of the round brilliant cut, what you will encounter here is the hall of mirror effect, accompanied by the interplay of dark and light planes. It is the unique features which gives it a unique art deco-ish look.
Emerald cuts, as the very name elaborates was originally developed for emeralds. The trend later followed it way to diamonds and other gemstones. Emerald cuts are available in two versions; the square and rectangular. If the emerald cut diamonds are making a comeback, it is due to their sheer elegance, versatility and timelessness. There are several features which give emerald cut diamonds the added perk and glamor.
Emerald cut diamonds appear larger than what the actual carat portrays due to its larger surface area. Hence, a one carat emerald cut diamond will have a surface area that is 5% greater than the surface area of a 1 carat round cut diamond. Moreover, due to the elongated look, they make the finger of the wearer appear more slender and longer. Though they are rare and constitutes only 3% of the diamonds in the world, they are less expensive and hence, far more affordable than the round brilliant or princess cut.
Some famous personalities sporting an emerald cut diamond ring are Lady Camilla Bowles, wife of Prince Charles Windsor of Great Britain, third Mrs. Donald Trump, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. Other celebrities with emerald cut diamond rings are Kate Hudson, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and the likes.