Similar in shape to a baguette cut, and, as the name suggested, originally

designed for emerald stones, an emerald cut appears rectangular, although it has

mitred (cut off) corners which make the silhouette octagonal rather than oblong.

Emerald cuts traditionally featured a step-cut silhouette. Less brilliant than some
cuts, due to the arrangement of the facets, clarity and colour are also more visible
in emerald (and baguette) cut diamonds.


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