What is a Emerald Cut Diamond ?

What is a Emerald Cut Diamond ?


The emerald cut diamond epitomizes timeless elegance, characterized by its clean lines and rich historical significance, rendering it one of the earliest and most revered diamond cuts.

With an open table that allows for unparalleled transparency, the emerald cut diamond unveils the inherent beauty of the stone, showcasing its natural qualities with remarkable clarity. This cut has garnered acclaim for adorning some of the world's most exquisite diamonds, accentuating their inherent clarity and brilliance.


Originating in the 16th century, the emerald cut was initially devised for emerald gemstones, aimed at maximizing the utilization of rough material while minimizing the risk of damage during the cutting process. This method gained favour among gem cutters and was subsequently adopted for diamonds, earning the designation 'emerald cut' in homage to its roots.

During the Art Deco movement of the 1920s, characterized by its penchant for geometric forms and streamlined designs, the emerald cut experienced a resurgence in popularity. Its enduring appeal led to further refinement in the 1940s, resulting in the sophisticated and contemporary design that remains coveted to this day.


The emerald cut diamond is highly esteemed for its distinctive characteristics, including its rectangular facets that create a striking visual effect reminiscent of staircases, commonly referred to as the 'step cut.' This unique facet arrangement, coupled with its slender proportions and precisely cut corners, produces a mesmerizing play of light, captivating the beholder's gaze.

While typically rectangular, the emerald cut diamond is also available in a square shape which offers versatility in design choices.


When choosing an emerald cut diamond, several factors merit consideration, including the diamond's ratio, which determines its rectangular or square proportions. The average ratio for an emerald cut diamond ranges from 1.3 to 1.6, contingent upon individual preferences.

Moreover, the diamond's large table and deep pavilion are integral to its aesthetic appeal, drawing light to the center and accentuating its inherent beauty. Opting for a diamond with superior clarity or minimal inclusions ensures the preservation of its brilliance and overall visual appeal.


In conclusion, the selection of an engagement ring demands meticulous attention to craftsmanship, encompassing both the ring itself and the diamond it showcases. This discerning approach significantly influences the diamond's light performance and overall quality, transcending conventional grading criteria.

At H&H Jewellery, we are committed to providing comprehensive guidance and expertise to empower our clients in selecting a diamond of unparalleled craftsmanship. Additionally, our dedication extends to exemplary aftercare services, including lifetime complimentary cleaning and inspection, ensuring the enduring beauty of your cherished piece.


Experience the allure of emerald cut diamond rings first-hand by visiting our stores in Melbourne CBD, South Yarra, or Elsternwick. Alternatively, explore our exquisite collection of emerald cut diamond rings online, where craftsmanship meets convenience. Embark on your journey to find the perfect symbol of everlasting love today.