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Emerald cut diamond Rings: Hatton Garden London
Here in Hatton Garden London EC1 UK, Hirschfelds have been sourcing, collecting, buying and selling loose Emerald cut diamonds, since 1875.
This list shows a sample of our Emerald Cut Diamond Rings and emerald cut diamond solitaire rings. We have a comprehensive range of loose emerald cut diamonds and mounted Emerald Cut Diamonds or step cut Diamonds from .25 (A Quarter of a Carat) upwards. Certified GIA Emerald cut diamonds, plus some natural Fancy colour diamonds such as "Intense Yellows" and "pink" diamonds.
Stones whose outlines are either square or rectangular and whose facets are rectilinear and arranged parallel to the girdle are known as step- or trap-cut stones. These stones often have their corners truncated, creating an emerald cut (after its most common application to emerald gemstones) with an octagonal outline. This is done because sharp corners are points of weakness where a diamond may cleave or fracture. Instead of a culet, step-cut stones have a keel running the length of the pavilion terminus. Because both the pavilion and crown are comparatively shallow, step cut stones are generally not as bright and never as fiery as brilliant cut stones, but rather accentuate a diamond's clarity (as even the slightest flaw would be highly visible), whiteness, and lustre (and therefore good polish).
The step cut's rectilinear form was very popular in the Art Deco period. Antique jewelry of the period features step-cut stones prominently, and there is a market in producing new step-cut stones to repair antique jewelry or to reproduce it. The slender, rectangular baguette (from the French, resembling a loaf of bread) was and is the most common form of the step cut: today, it is most often used as an accent stone to flank a ring's larger central (and usually brilliant-cut) stone.
Square step cuts whose corners are not truncated are known as carree.
The unique look of the emerald cut diamond is created by the step cuts of its pavilion and its large, open table. Instead of the sparkle of a brilliant-cut, emerald cut diamonds produce a hall-of-mirrors effect, with the interplay of light and dark planes. While less fiery, the long lines and dramatic flashes of light give the emerald cut an elegant appeal. The shape was originally developed for the cutting of emeralds, thus the name.
Emerald cut diamonds vary from nearly square to a narrow rectangle. The classic emerald cut diamond has a length to width ratio of around 1.50. If you prefer the look of the square emerald cut diamond, be sure to consider the asscher cut as well (which has a very similar appearance, and is defined by GIA as a square cut emerald).
Evaluating the colour in an emerald cut diamond is subjective. Customers may prefer the ever so slightly warmer colors of a G - H diamond over the cool colourlessness of a D-F diamond. In fact, most of the premium in price associated with emerald cut diamonds at the higher end of the colour scale is driven by supply and demand; customers want the D - F color grades, and are willing to pay a premium. In a world without diamond colour grading, the price premium for higher grades would be much lower, as the actual differences in color are difficult to perceive.
Body colour is easier to see in an Emerald cut diamond because of the large, open facets. Like colour, evaluating clarity in emerald cut diamonds is subjective. Every customer will have their own ideal standard for clarity. Some may be perfectly comfortable with an inclusion as long as they cannot easily see it. Other customers may insist on a more technically flawless appearance. Often, inclusions are easier to see in an emerald cut diamond. While an SI1 clarity might be a great balance of price and appearance in other diamond shapes, in emerald cut a VS2 might be a comparable choice.
Please contact us for ordering or buying Emerald loose diamonds, Emerald cut certificated diamonds or certified Emerald cut diamonds or Emerald cut diamond rings bespoke made to special order in Platinum and 18 carat gold. Trade prices on request.