(Closed) Any experts on emerald cut?

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Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

 

mrsB052315:  good choice on clairity, but I’d go up to G or higher. step cuts show color more than other cuts.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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I am no expert but this is mine.  It is a g and at times shows fluorescence?  It just looks cloudy sometimes but not sure if that is just dirt as its not always there!   I am not sure of the other specs.  I think it is an SI1. 

Good luck.  I love emerald cuts.  My husband had it custom made and I was not involved in the process so I do not really have anything to compare it too 🙂

 

Edit:  I think mine is an h and the side diamonds are g! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I actually think the H is fine- it looks a little shallow for some reason, like there isn’t a crisp center like you see in some EC’s. I love the way it sparkles on the corners!               

ETA: yep, a little shallow. Still very pretty though 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

mrsB052315:  Hi Bee, I would recommend you go for s higher color grade as step cuts like emerald keep more color. Alternatively, go for a G-H color with fluorescence, the blue in the fluorescence will counter the yellow a bit. Also, I agree with some of the other bees that the stone seems a little too shallow and does not seem very well cut. This would make the stone sparkle less. I would perhaps look at a clarity grade that is lower, but higher in color and better cut. 

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

 

mrsB052315:  I would try looking at stones down at VS1 and try to get a better color and cut that stays in budget. It will stil be eye clean and I think at the size you are considering you won’t notice the slight clarity downgrade  but will notice the better cut and color. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I know everyone is saying go down in clarity and up in color, but here is a J internally flawless in about the same range… I don’t think IF is necessary, but a step cut is def going to show inclusions more than color even if it is just pins and needle inclusions. This is the J compared to the H you were looking at.. Significantly warmer in color, but you can see how the H doesn’t look warm at all.. It actually looks about colorless, and I’m not sure you would notice a G, H or even I unless u had it set in a three stone next to Truley colorless stones

Post # 9
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Helper bee

mrsB052315:  the stone you have linked is slightly too shallow, which will affect it’s sparkle. However, it will look larger than the carat weight as the weight of the stone is on the top. It really depends on your priorities. 

The beauty of james Allen is the ability to see each stone in 360 degrees under a 20x zoom. Because of this, I would look for a stone in the VS1-2 range. This would save you money, and you will be able to check for yourself whether the stone is eye clean.

With regard to the colour grade, you do not need to go higher, unless you are extremely colour sensitive. Going down to an I or even a J would not be noticeably yellow, especially if set in yellow gold, in a solitaire, or in a halo of colour-matched stones. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

mrsB052315:  I would also recommend entering the measurements of any prospective stone in diamdb dot com which will tell you whether the stone is too deep or shallow etc.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would suggest that you look for a diamond on Pricescope.com.  It is a forum devoted to diamonds and colored gems and many on-line diamond mercnants list their products there.  You would be able to choose from multiple merchants and pricescope also provides education on diamonds.  I heartily reccommend this site for anyone searching for a diamond. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Just a note – my cousin has a 2 carat H color with a really great cut and VS2 clarity. It is eye clean and doesn’t show yellow at all. Unless you’re color sensitive an H is a great way to save money.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

mrsB052315:  my custom 1ct I1 color I.  I can barely see warmth.. Only in some lighting.. The inclusion in front and center but you really have to look to see it.  So if you can see stones in person. I wouldn’t steer away from lower clarity.  Color is all preference.  🙂 

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