Different from other stone cuts, emeralds themselves have a very rich history. Emerald comes from the Greek word for green. The emerald cut diamonds were rumored to help restore poor vision in ancient Greece. They were also used as temporary stress relievers, a much more expensive version of today’s squishy stress ball. Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile, loved emeralds.
An emerald cut diamond can be rectangular or square shaped cut with cut corners and stepped facets. The emerald cut diamond reflects less light than the standard brilliant cuts and needs to be of the highest quality as any inclusions can be visible. Typically higher carat emerald diamonds are preferred. The ratio of the length to the width should be about 1.5:1. A clarity range of VS1-2 is recommended.
The emerald cut diamond, along with most square or oblong cuts, utilizes the ‘step-cut’. Longer, thinner cuts are referred to as baguettes. The facets on a 'Step cut' or 'Table cut' are cut in steps, parallel to the edges which could be described as a pyramid with its top chopped off. These diamonds are bright, clear and shiny in appearance as its facets usually span the length or width of the stone, the facets gradually decreasing as they approach the table and culasse. The corners of an emerald cut stone are cut to protect the stone, as generally, sharp points are more vulnerable to getting chipped. This particular style of cut is very effective at reflecting light, especially in colored stones.
The most important thing you can do to make sure you get the most for your Emerald Cut diamond is to know exactly what you have. Pawngo’s team of evaluators are all GIA certified gemologists. The Gemological Institute of America is world renowned for their accuracy in evaluating diamonds, so a stone certified by the GIA is sure to bring you top dollar. Knowing the four C’s (carat, cut, clarity, color) for your Emerald Cut diamond will help in being sure you get the most accurate estimate possible and the funding you need when you need it.
With Pawngo, loaning against your Emerald Cut diamond is easier than ever. Our GIA certified evaluators have decades of experience in diamond evaluation as well as the stone market as a whole. Pawngo will make absolutely sure that you receive a fair market price for your stone when getting a loan. It’s as simple as filling out an application and agreeing to the initial estimate by our team of evaluators.. You can pawn your Emerald Cut diamond and be sure that it is safe and sound for the entirety of your loan period in Pawngo’s secure vault. Biometric security, steel-reinforced walls and all the bulletproof glass you can shake a stick at makes sure that your Emerald Cut diamond stays locked up and out of harm’s way. Click the button above Get Started Now!