The quality of an Emerald diamond’s cut effects how beautiful it is. It determines whether the stone has a lovely hall of mirrors effect or whether it looks haphazard or lifeless. Like all fancy cut stones, the GIA does not grade Emerald cut diamonds for cut quality. If you see a cut grade listed on an Emerald cut diamond, it has been assigned by the jeweler, not GIA. So, the accompanying GIA certificate will not have a cut grade. While there is no problem with this, we strongly recommend you verify the cut grade yourself.
In order to do this, it is crucial to understand cut specifications. Unfortunately, there is no industry standard for what makes an “Ideal Emerald Cut Diamond.” However, there are certain tips to finding a great stone. The table below serves as a general guideline for evaluating the cut of an Emerald cut stone.