(Closed) Emerald diamond question

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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 # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

*double post*

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 Fiance 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.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I absolutely love them, especially the 3-stone ones!

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@medsie35:  I am DROOLING over your ring. Wow.

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I just asked my friend who is a jeweler, and according to his stats marquise and princess are the least expensive cuts, but it’s also harder to find emerald cuts in typical B&M stores. Like anything, a cut’s popularity will also affect the price.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee

I always always wanted an Emerald cut and look what my Fiance made me! I love him so much 😀

I don’t think they are more expensive but I know you can’t get away with a lower clarity stone as the cut really shows any imperfections. 

They don’t sparkle anywhere near as much as rounds but then you do get large blinding flashes of light that you don’t get with any fancy cuts. 

 

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