What is a square emerald cut diamond?
The square emerald cut diamond is a classic vintage cut part of the Step cut family. It is often confused with another classic old Art Deco cut, the Asscher. But the Square Emerald is not an Asscher cut diamond. The emerald cut has been around for hundreds of years. It wasn't until the 1920s Art Deco period that it got it's official name "emerald cut" which came from the fact that it was so popularly used for emeralds. Like the traditional rectangular emerald, the square emerald cut also features straight parallel lines that create a hall of mirrors effect. Like all Step Cuts the diamond should be of exceptional quality as this style exposes any imperfections and inclusions.