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When planning to create the ultimate diamond engagement ring, the cuts of the stones are an integral aspect that impacts the sparkle factor in one way or another. This short article looks into two popular diamond cuts, namely the emerald and the brilliant round cut, offering information on both.
The Emerald Cut
Of all the many diamond cuts, it is the emerald cut that stands out because of the step cuts and long lines. Normally an emperor cut diamond is rectangular, but they can be square. Ask any seasoned jeweller about the emerald cut, and they will tell you that high-clarity diamonds are best suited for this modern step cut. If, for example, you would like to see images of an emerald cut diamonds; the jeweller has many from previous projects.
The Round Cut
The brilliant round cut is conical in shape and one reason that this cut is popular is the minimum waste, plus the 57 facets create maximum sparkle, hence the use of the word ‘brilliant’. The original round cut was invented in 1919 by Marcel Tolkowsky, with 57 facets if you don’t count the culet (very top); this cut is a mathematical system to reflect the most light from each facet. Take a look at round brilliant cut engagement rings and you can see the fire and brilliance that this cut creates.
Emerald Cut Has No Sparkle
The sparkle factor with the emerald cut is zero, whereas if you have a central emerald cut diamond with a brilliant round halo, you get the sparkle and the fire from the step cut. Combining cuts enables you to compensate and make the most out of the gemstones, in terms of fire and brilliance. The custom jeweller is the person to talk to regarding choosing the best cuts for your engagement ring.
Emerald Cut Is Cheaper Than Brilliant Round Cut
Due to the complexity of the brilliant round, it costs more than the emerald cut, which is worth bearing in mind. Another important aspect is the shape of the uncut stone, which can determine what is the best cut to use. Talk to one of the Australia diamond brokers about acquiring high clarity stones that are ideal for your preferred cut. You can also search online for brokers in your location. A custom jewellery maker can design and hand-craft the perfect diamond engagement ring.
The Benefits Of Bespoke Jewellery Solutions
If you are looking for a unique diamond engagement ring, contacting a custom jeweller is recommended. This professional artist can take any design concept and turn it into reality. You get to have a say in every aspect of the ring design, from the precious metal to the gemstones and setting. The jeweller uses state-of-the-art 3D imaging software to create a hi-res 3D image of the ring. This allows you to make some minor last-minute adjustments, should you wish and when finally approved, the expert jeweller can work his magic.
The Importance Of The Cut
The importance of your choice of gemstone cuts cannot be overstated; the custom jeweller has the ability to look at a raw and uncut diamond and know how it will look with any given cut. This is invaluable when you are planning a diamond engagement ring and the jeweller has a wealth of experience designing and making customised jewellery.
Side By Side Comparison
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A good way to make an informed decision on whether to use the emerald or brilliant round cut, ask the custom jeweller to show you both cuts. You can inspect both stones and compare fire, sparkle and brilliance as they sit side by side. Of course, clarity is paramount when choosing a cut; the jeweller can find diamonds that are similar to the stones you are planning to include.