Emerald Cut

The Emerald cut is a rectangular shape, with long step cuts and linear facets, usually arranged in parallel down the stone. These long lines provide flashes of light, rather than an all-over sparkle. It’s a strong, elegant and sophisticated shape, with quite different qualities to a brilliant round. Emerald shaped stones tend to appear larger than rounder diamonds with the same carat weight, making it a popular choice for those wanting a big bold stone.


“Emerald cuts tend to be more cost effective per carat than most cuts. However due to their glassy nature, Emerald cuts highlight the clarity and colour quality of the diamond. We recommend a clarity grade of VS2 and higher to ensure an eye-clean diamond”.

- Roshan, Co-Founder of Alicia J


The rectangular Emerald cut is one of the oldest diamond shapes, dating from the 1500s. But the term Emerald cut didn’t arrive until the 1920s, when it suddenly grew in popularity. During the Art Deco movement, clean lines and symmetry in jewellery were admired, which inspired the Emerald cut trend. Since then, emerald cuts have remained a popular choice for engagement rings and other jewellery. People often have a natural preference for either the round brilliant or the emerald cut style.

Emerald Cut?

• The elongated lines help give the appearance of longer, slimmer fingers.
• Tapered edges make it one of the more durable cuts.
• Emerald cut diamonds’ large facets and step cut pattern create an illusion of a bigger diamond.