HELP!! Best simulant for OEC cut

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t have an OEC but have done my share of gemstone research.  The OEC cut itself often has an OPEN culet, which can cause a “window” through the bottom of the stone.  A closed culet would be a stone with a perfect point at the bottom.  This allows no light to escape, therefore leaving no dark center.  Say the stone is an ice cream cone, and you nibble the bottom point off.  This leaves a hole through which ice cream, or LIGHT in a stone, to escape.

The culet and the look of a stone can vary from stone to stone/cutter to cutter.  I would suggest going with a reputable jeweler like Schubach and have them hand pick your stone for you.  This way you can choose exactly which stone you would like….including things like culet.  You could also choose a stone with a larger or smaller table etc as to your preferences. 

Hope this helps….I’m sure there are alot of Bees out there that can help!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Danielle844:  I have a FB/moissanite OEC and I LOVE it! The culet at the bottom of the stone does NOT mean a dark center at all. It just means you can see a round circle and frankly I wish mine was bigger now because I think that’s part of the charm of the OEC. It looks different in different lights and it does take on color in different scenarios.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

RedHeadKel:  As I recall, it’s a 7.5 mm that’s equivalent to a 1.5 carat. The culet is never dark, it’s just like another facet really. I wish it was biggerrrr! It’s not a diamond simulent, though, it’s its own stone so you have to embrace that. Just like an emerald, a sapphire, or a topaz. It WILL take on colors, but that’s part of its charm. It takes on colors around, where you might get a chunky flash of pink sparkle if you’re wearing a pink shirt for example. And the big thing people notice is a champagne color, especially in clouded over weather conditions. Don’t get one to replace a diamond, it’s just not the same stone. I’d recommend ordering a loose moissanite (from a reputable dealer) and see it in person for yourself. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Danielle844:  I have an OEC FB Moissanite and I LOVEEEEEEEE it!!!

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