The unique look of the emerald cut diamond is created by the step cuts of its pavilion and its large, open table. Instead of the sparkle of a brilliant-cut, emerald cut diamonds produce a hall-of-mirrors effect, an elegant appeal. Emerald cuts, like Asschers mask color very well, but not inclusions (VS2 or better is recommended). They are the more popular of the two step cut shapes since their elongation makes them appear larger than Asschers. As Asscher of the same Carat Weight will appear visibly smaller then an Emerald. Emeralds need to be cut well otherwise they can look like glass and not have a nice shine and sparkle to them. At Josh Levkoff we only carry the finest Emeralds on the market.