4Cs Guide for Emerald Cut Lab Diamonds
Emerald cut pieces are increasingly becoming the talk of the town. And with their unique step-cut facets and one-of-a-kind brilliance, this comes at no surprise. So, we made this quick guide to help you find the perfect emerald cut lab diamond as the heart of your forever piece.
Overview of an Emerald Cut Lab Diamond
Before we get into the nitty gritty, let's look at the emerald cut lab diamond that's taking women's hearts by storm. This fancy lab diamond cut features a hall of mirrors the reflect her beautiful soul, with each corner tapered for maximum durability. For engagement rings, designer accents elevate its timeless grace and classic beauty.
1. Unique mirror-like facets unlike any other jewel
2. Appears larger than other lab diamonds of the same carat weight
3. Timeless brilliance with an understated elegance
1. Crystal clear center requires a high color and clarity grade
4Cs Guide for Emerald Cut Lab Diamond Rings
An emerald cut lab diamond's step-cut facets can easily show flaws and inclusions. So, it's best to work with a trusted jeweller with an internationally recognized certification from IGI in choosing your center stone. We recommend a clarity grade of VS1 or better when going for an emerald cut engagement piece.
An emerald cut's open facets show color more vividly. Focusing on choosing a quality color grade will enable your forever piece to look bright, radiant, and look colorless when admired. Especially for engagement rings set in white gold or platinum, our jewellery experts recommend a color grade of G or better for an emerald cut center.
Unlike round cut lab diamonds, IGI created a separate Cut Rating System for fancy cuts. Similar to other shapes such as oval, pear, and princess, an emerald cut is rated for Polish and Symmetry, with Excellent being the highest rating. These reflect the maximum light and sparkle thanks to their perfect angles and proportions, and we recommend no less than the best for our emerald cut pieces.
Finally, choosing the carat weight relies entirely on preference, ring size, and budget. Here is a handy guide showing how different emerald cut carat weights look when worn.
Discover Emerald Cut Designer Pieces
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Lucce's Premium Lab-Grown Diamonds
We commit to use only the finest IGI-Certified Lab Diamonds with the best light performance at the optimal carat weights. Lucce’s Premium Lab Diamonds are only available in G or better color grades with a minimum clarity of VS1 along with an Excellent to Ideal Cut.
💎 Color: G or better
💎 Clarity: VS1 or better
💎 Cut: Excellent to Ideal