Emerald Cut or Oval Diamond? (LONG POST, First Time Bee!)

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I choose my "dream ring", or go with a newly discovered favorite?
    Go with your dream! Emerald Cut with side trapezoids. : (56 votes)
    82 %
    Be adventurous and choose the romantic Oval diamond ring! : (11 votes)
    16 %
    Neither, I have a better option for you! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    73 posts
    Worker bee

    I think you should get the emerald cuy ring you always dreamed of. you could probably find a cheapo ring with an emerald center stone to try on somewhere jusy to make sure. I think you would be sad if you didn’t get your dream ring after all these years. You can still get an oval right hand ring.

    Post # 3
    Member
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    TexasBride2Be:  I agree with Jonesishere:  . Go for your dream.

    But then again, I thought I wanted an oval, but had never tried one on, then went shopping with FI and fell in love with the pear instead. 

    I’d try and find an emerald cut in your diamond size to get a feel for it. Nothing matches to looking at it on your hand.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    TexasBride2Be:  Hehe, what an awesome dilemma! But seriously, these decisions are really hard.

    Personally, I looooove a good oval, but I get the overall impression from your post that while you might be having a brief novelty fling with the rounder stone, you’re true love is the emerald, which are also so stunning and quite a statement. 

    I agree with RhianfaHW: that your best plan of attack would be to go to a jewellers and try to find one of each in about the size you’d go for. Try them both on, take photos, and sleep on it. 

    Ovals are beautiful, but I can see you potentially having regret about not getting an emerald cut, and not really so much vice versa. It sounds like the emerald is ‘you’, rather then that you’re fixated on an old dream.

    Try them both on, and go with your gut. The ring is going to be absolutely stunning – pleeeeease post pictures when you get it!

    Post # 5
    Member
    74 posts
    Worker bee

    I would go with emerald cut for your engagement & get an oval RHR too. That way you could swap them out if you want and have the best of both worlds. 

    I have a stunning oval dark blue sapphire with diamond halo, split shank which I love. 

    Then I came across cushion cut & morganite… So as an anniversary ring, I had a solitaire cushion cut custom made – so I can swap them when the mood takes me 🙂 I’ll post pics of both x

    Post # 6
    Member
    7262 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I think you should go to a jewelry store and try both stone shapes on. I personally much prefer an oval stone to an emerald stone, but nobody here can really tell you what is going to be best for you. I remember thinking that I would like a round stone set in a round halo, but I tried some on and hated all of them on my finger. Then I tried on a round stone in a cushion halo and instantly knew that was the type of ring for me. Go have fun trying rings on!

    Post # 7
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    5228 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I say order a couple CZ rings in both shapes and wear them around for awhile. If you stll can’t decide, I’d let the FI’s preference be the tie breaker.

    Post # 8
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    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 1975

    TexasBride2Be:  Agree with the PPs… Go for the Emerald cut. It is stunning & it’s the ring of your dreams.

    Post # 9
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    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    TexasBride2Be:  what size diamond are you considering? Personally, I think emeralds look best at 2+ carats, so I would choose that. Ovals are nice at every carat size, though.

    Post # 10
    Member
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Bridey77:  This! Go to a store, order cheap CZ ones, find a way to try BOTH styles on to find out what you like. And if you really can’t decide, go with oval because that’s what your FI prefers, and this way you’ll maximize the happiness! 

    Post # 11
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    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I love and have an oval!!! When I look at it it totally looks like me! After reading your story I would tell you to go for the emerald cut.  It is your dream ring  and feels most true to your self.  

    Post # 12
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    1538 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I would go with the oval. I think the emerald represents you, but the ring isn’t just about you, its about you and your fiance. You both love the oval! I always wanted an oval halo, but my fiance did not care for the style or the shape. He would’ve bought it for me happily but I wanted it to be about us. We found a ring that we both loved and I have never once regretted not getting the ring that I had been dreaming about for years because the one I have represents us both. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    637 posts
    Busy bee

    Have you seen an emerald cut in person?  I find that most people either love or hate emeralds or step cut diamonds.  They have a completely different personality than the brilliant cut stones.  You said the emerald cut was your “dream ring” but if you’ve never really had one, how do you know?

    If you were enamoured by the sparkle of the oval, you will be very underwhelmed by an emerald cut.  Emeralds and other step cuts give off bigger flashes of light and color, but since you do want diamonds on the band, you will have some sparkle.

    My grandmother had an emerald diamond ring and I grew up admiring that so I knew I always wanted a step cut stone. I am also a bit understated and I loved the understated but glamorous look the emerald offered.  I just got my asscher ring yesterday.  At first my FI wasn’t as keen about step cuts as I was, but once he bought it, before he had it set, he said he would just stare at it and was amazed at the deepness of it and could see why I loved that cut.

    This is a decision none of us could make but you.  If you think you’ll always regret not getting the emerald, that’s what I would chose.

    Post # 14
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    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    What about radiant? It has the sparkle of the oval but the overall rectangle shape of the emerald?

     

    Post # 15
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    2314 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I vote Emerald cut, but I am biased b/c I have one. They have the most magnificent sparkle if you ask me! 🙂

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