I searched the archives and there are quite a few threads on emerald cut diamonds but most are concerning their ratio. I have a question about their actual shape and not their length to width ratio. Are there any differences in emerald cuts? Is a stepped emerald cut different from a emerald cut? What are all the kinds of emerald cuts and where can I find examples? My GF, who once wanted a heart diamond as you may remember, now is leaning to an emerald cut but doesn''t like the ends to be too sparkly. I know, I know, she also likes "real" jewlery that is so nice and perfect or big that it looks fake! Is there a term for the corner facets of an emerald? You know the knocked off corners. I think she wants one in which these facets are smaller and the end is more squared off and does not look like three sided. Is there a way to determine this by a diamonds specs like when browsing pricescope?