Post # 1
There’s something that I just LOVE about emerald diamonds!! But it seems like they’re not very popular or least where I live I never see them! Are they the most expensive diamond cut is that why? Anyone have some that you could post? I’m in the mood for some ring porn! 🙂
Post # 3
I’m happy to oblige! I have a 1 ct emerald in a halo. I was set on emerald cut, actually but the halo was a surprise. I like it because it is unique with an emerald cut. I don’t think that emerald cuts are necessarily more expensive, but they will show more flaws just because of how they are cut so it is important to get a good quality and that is what ends up costing.
Post # 4
@medsie35: Your ring is gorgeous!! I love it! I was always curious about them because I rarely see them but they are beautiful that’s for sure!!!
Post # 5
Step cuts tend to be more expensive because they show a lot more in the flaw department than something like a round or a princess so high clarity is crucial. Some people don’t like the more understated sparkle, but I do like emerald cuts, just probably not for a ring.
Post # 6
@medsie35: Beautiful! They’re rare in my area too…I’ve never actually seen one in person!
Post # 7
I have an emerald cut. It’s considerably smaller, the center is about .25ct with halo. I didn’t know it’s what I wanted when I went in, but I just loved it. The center stone doesn’t sparkle but the halo diamonds really do set it off. I’ts like a little oasis of clarity in the middle. It also has a very vintagey feel to it, that I love.
Post # 8
I think emerald cuts are so classy and elegant!! Mine is 1.39ct vs1 G color and I paid considerably less for it than a round cut of the same quality. It doesn’t sparkle as much as rounds but don’t let that put you off! When the sun hits it right, it can be blinding!! Mine puts off a lot of sparkle (more than I was expecting) and I love it to death! Sorry if the pic is huge I can’t resize on my phone
Post # 9
My dream e-ring was an emerald cut solitaire, but we were young and on a very tight budget when we got engaged, so I ended getting a three stone princess. I still love emerald cuts though. If anything were to happen to my ring or we decided to upgrade I might still go that route!
Post # 10
I always thought I wanted a princess cut, until we started looking and I caught sight of an emerald cut. I still love the sparkle of a princess (and have seven small ones channel set down either side my ring), but I was struck by the elegance of the emerald and I love the flashes that come from a step cut.
Here’s mine 🙂
Post # 12
Actually, emerald cuts are considerably less expensive than persay a round cut! It is true however, that you will need a better clarity diamond when it comes to emerald/asscher cuts because flaws are more obvious with these types of cuts.
Emeralds used to be more expensive, however they have become less popular- most likely because they dont sparkle like other cuts. I love them though, especially when you add a halo for sparkle, the contrast between the halo round cut diamonds and the emerald center stone is beautiful.
Post # 13
Mine is an emerald cut, and it sparkles a lot! I’ve received a lot of comments on my ring even when I’m out and about shopping!
Mine is 3 stone 1.5 ct. I’m terrible at taking pics of it on my finger, but here’s a pic with my heels.
Post # 14
Emerald is actually the least expensive cut. I used to look up loose diamonds all the time on James Allen’s search tool. Here’s the comparison (I tried I get as similar specs as possible).
Emerald: VS1, J color, Excellent Cut, 1.68 carats: $7,330
Round Brilliant: VS1, J, Excellent, 1.59 carats (couldn’t find higher under 2.0): $11,960
Princess: VS1, H (none lower in the same clarity), Excellent, 1.57: $10,180
My point is that, in my research, most diamond cuts are more expensive than emeralds of the same stats.
Post # 15
@Big Truck: Love your ring. It’s gorgeous.
I think emeralds are very pretty and they have grown on me. PP’s are right about the clarity having to be nice, though.
Post # 16
I have an emerald cut and I LOVE it! It’s pretty much the only cut I wanted for my e-ring. I will say that both the cut and clarity are very important for it to look good. My FI did a TON of research before he bought my ring from Blue Nile, so he knew all the parameters he wanted, even down to the depth and the length to width ratio. If you do your research, you can find a really beautiful stone. I love the step cuts because they look so clear, and there is definitely still a lot of sparkle. I only have really crappy cell phone pics of mine (I broke my camera) but here it is anyway:
ETA: It’s 1.5 carats and my ring size is 4.5.