@V_for_Vixen: I know exactly what you are talking about. I think you are asking about being able to see the culet (hole) in the bottom of the stone through the top of the stone (table).The answer to this depends on the stone, because I have the smallest culet I have ever seen on a moissaite OEC, so unless you are very seriously looking for it, it can’t be seen at normal viewing distance. Other stones with larger culets do show the “hole” from the top of the stone. I personally like big culets though, it’s a staple of the antique cut. But as far as I know, all of the new OEC cuts have smallish culets. Did I made that understandable? lol
Also, I used to have a regular Ring Bearer cut moissanite and I LOVEEEEEE my OEC wayyyy wayyy more (can you tell how much I mean it? ) I did a review/comparison of the two cuts on BTD forums and I’m going to post it below. It’s really long, sorry lol.
“I would say that I can see a bit of warm [in the OEC], but it is just a very very light ivory color. It’s sort of the way I would describe a very light ivory wedding dress. I honestly like it sooo much and I wouldn’t want it anymore white, which is great because this way I don’t have to regret not waiting for an Amora Gem OEC. Unless someone is going to put one of these into a very modern setting (and even then, I would still do it) I couldn’t see why this color would leave anybody wanting something whiter.
As for the cut, my stone has a very small culet, and I think the rest of the batches will too. I love it! Also, the cut of this stone verses the cut of my previous Ring Bearer (in the same size) is just abaolutely breath taking! Let me put it this way: I was going to set my Ring Bearer into a custom setting that would look like the one in my avatar. But I got this stone because I just wasn’t happy with the Ring Bearer. If I had to set my current OEC into a solitaire or have to keep the old stone and set it in my dream setting (avatar pic) I would hands down, a million times over, pick the OEC! I’m completely astonished that C&C has the ability to cut a stone this perfectly, but they continue to cut the RB’s which are way too shallow, and seem to have way too many facets. This stone is chunky, it has a high crown and a small table, and in general feels in the hand much for cumbersome than the 9mm Ring Bearer. It’s a lot more hefty. The facets are extremely crisp, and very flowery.
Last things of note would be that this stone seems to have a LOT more fire than my old Ring Bearer, and it is just so much more striking at first glace! It also shows abolutely ZERO green. I have tested it in all the places that the Ring Bearer showed green (such as our cars) and it only gets a little warmer, and that is a very diamond-like characterist. I am hesitant to even call this stone “warm” because I feel like people have this perception that any amount of warth equates to “yellow” but that is not at ALL how anybody would, or even could, explain this stone. It just has a very sort of “wet” appearance (super hard to explain if you haven’t seen one first hand), and it has a lot of depth! Also, when viewing the stone from the underside, it’s very different, color-wise, from the Ring Bearer. The Ring Bearer didn’t really let you see through the stone, but this stone does and it makes it face up a lot more clear. I never understood what people meant when they said that RB’s looked “murky” but I agree after having seen a different cut. I think it’s all the facets in the Ring Bearer, and they aren’t every crisp.
I’ve never seen a diamond OEC, but I don’t think anything about this stone looks fake. For the people around here that know diamonds, they can usually attest to the fact that many CZ’s have a plastic look, but the color of this stone and it’s almost “dewy” appearance make it very diamond-like. Also, other women that have antique cut diamonds think the OEC moissys are very similar, and think the moissy has no problem passing off as diamond. “