EMERALD VS ASSCHER DIAMOND CUT:
Emerald Diamond Cut
Setting Style: Emerald cuts look fantastic in elegant tapered baguette style settings. Emerald cuts go well with solitaire and simple pave settings, and are perfect for three stone settings.
- Depth: 60% to 69% (under 65% is relatively hard to find) you don’t need any built-up depth to maintain brilliance, you should go as low as possible in terms of depth
- Table: 61% to 67%
- Girdle thin to slightly thick.
- The classic emerald cut diamond has a length to width ratio of around 1.50
- VS2 Clarity for the best value
- Color D-F
- suited for diamonds which have the superior clarity and color
- This shape highlights the clarity of a diamond. If you choose an emerald-cut diamond with a lower clarity grade, such as SI, be sure to review the clarity plot on the diamond certificate to judge the visibility of the inclusions.
- Overlap between a Classic Asscher-cut and Square Emerald shape, you should go for Asscher-Cut diamond.
Asscher Diamond Cut
Setting Style: Asschers are well suited for a square halo setting like this. Once mounted in a four prong setting, the diamond maintains its unique shape within a square silhouette.
- Depth: 60% to 68% (under 65% is relatively hard to find) you don’t need any built-up depth to maintain brilliance, you should go as low as possible in terms of depth
- Table: 60% to 68%
- Polish/Symmetry: Good, Very Good, or Excellent
- Asscher: 1.00 to 1.05 is GIA’s acceptable range for defining a diamond as “square.”
- Emerald: 1.25-1.55
- Color - G, H, I
- VS2, VVS1, VVS2