EMERALD VS CUSHION CUT DIAMOND:
Emerald cuts have a glassy, understated elegance to them while cushion cuts have a softer, more modern look. Cushion cuts
will exhibit more brilliance and are the more popular cut. Emerald cuts cater to someone looking for a classy, timeless look.
Emerald Diamond Cut
Emerald cuts are rectangular.The Emerald cut has step- like facets, trimmed corners, larger, open table shape They produce a hall-of-mirrors effect, with the interplay of light and dark planes.
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
Cushion Diamond Cut
A cushion cut diamond is a squared shape with rounded corners. The shape resembles a pillow and hence its name. About 200 years old, cushion cut retains its popularity.
- If you’re looking for a halo setting, the cushion cut works especially well and is extremely popular.
G-H-I color is good
- Cushion cuts combine the energy of a round brilliant
with the symmetry of a radiant cut.
- Option to choose from crushed ice diamond cut (shattered glass) or antique cushion cut (chunky)
- Cushion cut diamonds tend to be about 25% less
expensive than their round cut.
- Table width percentage between 55% - 65%
- Depth percentage between 61%-68%
- GIA or AGS grading report
- Thick girdle and bezel setting
Slightly less sparkly than round cuts. Larger facets can show clarity inclusions so make sure to judge with your eye and examine the certificate’s diamond plot.