Even for a skilled lapidist, cutting emeralds presents a special challenge, firstly because of the high value of the raw crystals, and secondly because of the frequent inclusions. However, this does not detract from the lapidists’ love of this unique gem. In fact, they have developed a special cut just for this gem: the emerald cut. The clear design of this rectangular or square cut with its smoothened corners brings out the beauty of this valuable gemstone to the full, at the same time protecting it from mechanical strain or accidental impact.
Emerald gems are very often bezel set. Emeralds look great with diamonds or white sapphires as these add to the royal charm of the gem.