The carat weight

The carat is a unit of weight. It originates from the orient, where, in ancient times people used carob seeds to weigh precious stones.

The emerald-cut diamond is one of the most prized after the brilliant-cut diamond.

A colloquial name for rectangular-shaped stones whose corners are cut. Know as ‘tiered’ or ‘graded’, this cut is the most common for emeralds of beautiful quality. Despite its name, it can be used on all coloured stones or on diamonds.