A woman's hand wearing an emerald cut engagement ring paired with a gold wedding band and yellow gold eternity band.

Is an Emerald Cut Diamond More Expensive?

While the cut is one of the essential aspects affecting a diamond's brilliance and beauty, it doesn't necessarily dictate whether a gem is more expensive. The characteristics of the diamond you select, jewelry type, and customization options will also impact how much you pay for an emerald cut diamond jewelry piece.

Mark Broumand celebrates the fusion of classic elegance and timeless design in the world of fine jewelry. We believe that luxury should be accessible, and we want to help you find the ideal emerald cut diamond jewelry within your price range. Call us today to share your vision.

Understanding Diamond Pricing Factors: the Four C's

Understanding diamond pricing involves considering various factors that collectively determine the value and cost of a diamond. Our experienced jewelers will guide you through pricing the four C's of diamonds so you can find the gemstone that reflects your personal style.


Carat quantifies a diamond's weight, with one carat equal to 0.2 grams. As a general rule, higher carats tend to be more expensive due to their rarity. However, a higher carat is not always better; this, for example, is not directly linked to sparkle.

The emerald cut can create an optical illusion, making the diamond appear larger than its carat weight might suggest. This characteristic makes the emerald cut a popular choice for those who desire a visually impactful look without necessarily opting for higher carat weight.

While a one-carat emerald cut diamond may seem more substantial than a round brilliant of the same weight, it's essential to balance carat size with other factors like color and clarity.


The cut is a precise art that dictates how effectively light interacts with the diamond's facets. A well-executed cut enhances the diamond's brilliance, fire, and scintillation, transforming it into a captivating spectacle.

The craftsmanship involved in shaping the stone significantly contributes to its overall beauty. The precision and quality of the cut play a crucial role in determining a diamond's value.

Characterized by its rectangular shape with trimmed corners, the emerald cut emphasizes clean lines and a step-cut facet arrangement. Unlike the brilliant cuts that prioritize sparkle, the emerald cut showcases a more subtle radiance, allowing for a hall-of-mirrors effect within the stone.


The absence of color is usually highly prized, with colorless diamonds being considered more valuable. Gemological laboratories use a scale that ranges from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown) to grade a diamond's color.

The emerald cut creates an open, mirror-like appearance that can either accentuate or mitigate the impact of color. While colorless diamonds are traditionally favored for their brilliance, the emerald cut offers a unique canvas that allows for a different kind of beauty.

Some individuals appreciate the understated elegance of a slightly warmer color in an emerald-cut diamond, as it can contribute to a vintage aesthetic. On the other hand, those seeking a more contemporary and bright look may opt for a colorless or near-colorless stone.


This refers to the presence or absence of internal flaws or inclusions within the diamond. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) grades diamonds on a clarity scale ranging from Internally Flawless (IF) to Included (I3). Diamonds with fewer or no inclusions are prized for their purity and often command higher prices.

The emerald cut's step-cut facets and open table showcase the internal characteristics of a diamond. Unlike the brilliant cuts that may mask inclusions with their dazzling sparkle, the emerald cut's clarity becomes a focal point.

While a higher clarity grade is generally sought after for its purity, the emerald cut allows for a more forgiving approach. Some enthusiasts appreciate diamonds with slightly lower clarity grades in emerald cuts, as these inclusions may be less conspicuous within the stone's mirrored effect.

Jewelry Type

Whether you are looking for an emerald cut diamond engagement ring to celebrate your love or jewelry for any other special occasion, Mark Broumand will help you find the perfect piece within your budget.

Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

When set in an engagement ring, the emerald cut diamond exudes a sense of grace and sophistication, making it a favorite among those who appreciate clean lines and a more subdued sparkle.

Whether paired with a simple solitaire setting for a minimalist look or surrounded by complementary side stones for added brilliance, an emerald cut diamond engagement ring is a symbol of timeless romance.

Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Band

This exquisite ring features a continuous band of emerald cut diamonds, each meticulously set to create an unbroken circle of brilliance. The emerald cut's clean lines add a touch of sophistication, making it a standout choice for those who appreciate refined beauty.

The eternity band, symbolizing eternal commitment, becomes a dazzling representation of a love that knows no end. Whether worn as a standalone piece or paired with an engagement ring, the emerald-cut diamonds in an eternity setting create a mesmerizing display of light and luxury.

Emerald Cut Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Forming a continuous line of meticulously set emerald cut diamonds, this bracelet showcases the distinctive step-cut facets characteristic of the cut. The result is a mesmerizing display of brilliance that graces the wrist with refined glamor.

The emerald cut diamonds, linked seamlessly in a tennis bracelet, create a harmonious flow of light, capturing the gaze with each movement.

Emerald Cut Diamond Earrings

Characterized by their rectangular shape with trimmed corners, these earrings showcase the unique elegance of the emerald cut. The diamonds, carefully chosen for their clarity and radiance, add a touch of understated glamor to the wearer. The elongated silhouette of the emerald cut accentuates the wearer's features, creating an air of refined grace.

Emerald and trapezoid cut mosaic diamond earrings in yellow gold.

Emerald Cut Diamond Tennis Necklace

The distinctive step facets of the emerald cut, arranged in a seamless line, create a mesmerizing play of light that adorns the neckline with refined sophistication. This necklace, whether worn for formal events or to elevate everyday style, serves as a testament to timeless beauty and enduring charm.

The emerald cut diamonds, linked gracefully in a tennis necklace, make a bold statement while maintaining an air of understated glamor.

Emerald Cut Diamond Pendants

This diamond pendant is a breathtaking embodiment of elegance and craftsmanship. The emerald and trapezoid cut diamonds are intricately arranged in an invisible mosaic setting, creating a stunning display of brilliance.

The dimensions make this pendant a commanding presence, ensuring it stands out as a captivating statement piece. While the chic yellow gold setting adds a touch of warmth and sophistication, complementing the impeccable arrangement of diamonds.

An emerald and trapezoid cut mosaic diamond pendant in yellow gold.

Mark Broumand Will Help You Find an Emerald Cut Diamond Jewelry for Your Budget

With a reputation for combining classic elegance with timeless design, Mark Broumand understands the significance of a unique cut. Whether you're seeking an emerald cut engagement ring, earrings, or a necklace, we'll help you find a piece that aligns with your aesthetic preferences and meets your budgetary considerations.

Our passion for creating beautiful and high-quality jewelry, hand-selecting each diamond, ensures that you receive exceptional value. Contact us today to discuss your preferences.