3 Carat Emerald Cut Diamonds – Searching for the Perfect Diamond

3 carat Emerald cut diamonds compared EVS1 and DVS2

Two GIA certified 3 carat Emerald cut diamonds. E VS1 and DVS2 – but can you tell which is which?

Finding the perfect 3 carat Emerald cut diamond

One of our recent commissions required our expertise to source a beautiful 3 carat Emerald cut diamond. Our client’s intention was to set the chosen diamond into one of our Emerald cut diamond engagement ring styles.

What to look for in a 3 carat Emerald diamond

When buying 3 carat diamond, we recommend viewing the stone to gain an appreciation of how the stone looks in the flesh. In this instance, our client lived overseas—unable to travel to view diamonds in person. For this reason, our diamond concierge service provides additional help sourcing larger diamonds. Using high definition photography with video, clients get a better idea of the appearance of a stone. Many of our clients favour this a realistic impression of the diamond. For UK clients, we provide showroom viewings in contemporary surroundings.

How much are 3 carat diamonds?

The cost of a 3 carat diamond, depends on the diamond shape, colour and clarity of the diamond. As a very wide indication on price, based on D – K colour and Flawless to SI1 clarity, you would be looking at between £15,000 and £175,000 for the stone. Round 3 carat diamonds are more expensive than fancy shapes. More specifically, the E colour VS1 clarity 3 carats Emerald cut diamond referenced above, would work out to around £60,000 as a guide, at the time of writing, inclusive of VAT in the UK.

Are prices for 3 carat diamonds flexible?

Larger diamond prices are somewhat flexible. There are many criteria affecting the price. Furthermore, our own margin is far smaller when it comes to negotiating the sale of larger diamonds. We work competitively with most clients who wish to purchase diamonds of this size. We recommend GIA certification due to the consistency of pricing and grading. Greater fluctuations in price occur between other laboratories, some of which are unrecognised by international diamond merchants.

Ring designs for 3 carat Emerald cut diamonds

Once we have sourced your 3 carat diamond, most clients require a setting for the stone. There are many possible styles to choose from. From dainty bands to show off your diamond, to chunky, substantial designs, we have most styles.

Chunky large Emerald cut diamond solitaire ring suitable for men or women

Are 3 carat Emerald cut diamonds suitable for pendants?

3 carat Emerald cut diamonds are suitable for pendants. The substantial size and show of a 3-carat diamond guarantees incredible impact. Our example below shows the addition of small grain set diamonds added to the bail, giving extra sparkle to the design.

3 carat Emerald cut diamond pendant

What is the size of a 3 carat Emerald cut diamond?

The typical size of a 3 carat Emerald cut diamond is 9.5mm long x 7.5mm wide. In reality, most 3 carat Emerald cuts vary in size a little. Such variations provide clients with a choice of models, from longer, slimmer proportions to shorter, wider alternatives.

If you are looking for an Emerald cut diamond of any size, contact a member of our team. We will gladly provide a competitive quote for your loose diamond or for your complete ring design.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.