One of the least ‘sparkling’ shapes. Matter of fact, this Art-Deco model is not even meant to sparkle. It excels in soberness and is –together with Cushion- regarded as the choice of the ‘upper-class’. Unlike many other cuts, will this shape reveal an inclusion easier than say a more faceted shape. We therefore recommend VS2+ for Clarity. The emerald cut comes in many dimensions, ranging from square (the so-called Asscher) to oblong. Personally, we prefer the 3x4(-ish) shape.

Red Flag:Regardless the cut description on the certificate, many emerald cuts come with way too much weight in their depth, resulting in a visually ‘small’ diamond.