OEC culet (moissy) question

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s like the black “arrows” on modern round brilliants. It’s something that you see in pictures when you view the stone head on but since you observe the stone from multiple different views throughout the day when you actually wear it, it’s not something that is glaringly obvious like a missing part or anything. 

Also, when you watch those videos do they have a black background? Because once the stone is set, you may just see the metal (or your hand underneath if you have an open gallery) and it won’t be a dark gaping hole.

Post # 3
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I finally got to see one in person the other day. It was a .75ct and I had to search for that cutlet.  I thought it was going to be this big prominent circle in the middle of the stone but it’s not. I can only see it if I’m moving it around trying to look at it. I was actually kinda disappointed since I was so used to seeing it in pictures. At first I thought I got the wrong stone. But usually the OECs that I see on here are at least 1.5 ct which would make the cutlet bigger and more noticeable. 

Post # 4
797 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

I have a 1.25 oec and my culet is smaller than I expected. It is much more noticeable in pictures than in person that is for sure. I was afraid that it would bother me but it doesn’t at all. I don’t even really notice it unless I’m looking straight down at my ring which doesn’t happen as often as you’d think. But that said, it’s all part of that specific cut. I wanted an oec because it is vintage and different from what everyone else has, ya know? I love the chunkiness of it and the GORGEOUS rainbow flashes it throws. The culet will most likely be bigger the larger the stone size. Don’t worry too much about it, your stone will be perfect! 


Post # 5
4070 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

It does not bother me.  In one of my OEC moissy it was so small I could not notice it.  In the other, I could see it clearly.  My diamond’s is noticable, but again, it doesn’t bug me.  In real life, I think it looks kinda cool, like the stone has something special about it.

Post # 6
678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have a 1 ct OEC moissy set as a pendant and I’ve never even noticed the culet, it’s something you have to examine the stone carefully to even see on a stone that size. The OEC is a beautiful cut, you’re going to love it!

Post # 7
3641 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

If someone on the Bee had not mentioned it, I would have never noticed it. I have a 2.5 ct moissanite, so I think if anything my cutlet is more pronounced. It’s not so obvious that I’m distracted or it’s all I see, but I do take notice of it sometimes. But all in all it’s not a problem. The bigger you go, the more you will see it. No one has noticed it besides me, though, and it’s just because I know to look for it. I would rather have the cutlet with the OEC cut. The OEC cut is to DIE for!!!

Post # 8
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

nope, doesn’t bother me at all. as other have said, barely even notice it. what I see more of is the reflections of the culet inside (kozibe), which is beautiful!

Post # 9
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

The culets of the new batch of moissanite are infinitely smaller than they originally were- I asked about this when I ordered my ring from moissyco. When I got my ring, I expected to be able to see the culet hole, but it’s really tiny!

Here’s a pic for reference (and this picture is the only time I’ve been able to see the culet at all) :

Post # 10
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

When I ordered my OEC, I specifically asked for a stone with a smaller culet. I wanted one there because it is part of the charm of the stone, but not too big. Some people prefer a large culet and some none at all. You could ask for a stone without one. This is my moissy.:)

Post # 15
1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I have an OEC diamond, and the hole is barely noticeable. it usually looks white and does not stand out any more than the surrounding highlights. 

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