Radiant vs Emerald?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@luna_c:  Someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see why not. The only thing the setting cares about is the dimensions of the stone, the specific cut shouldn’t matter. Congrats on your upcoming engagement!!

Post # 4
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Definitely- emerald and rectangular radiant are the exact same shape, they just have different facet patterns.

Try James Allen- my radiant is from them and they have colored diamonds now! Not sure what your price range is, but here is a lovely fancy yellow VVS2 1.03ct rectangular radiant. It actually has a great depth- radiants are often cut deep unfortunately, shoot for below 70%.

Post # 5
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@luna_c:  Diamonds by Lauren specializes in yellow diamonds, and they will size anything to what you need it to be. I would seriously look into them.

Also, Blue Nile has many colored diamonds. You can choose any of their settings or buy the stone loose and have another jewler set it for you.

And I agree w. @littlegraykitten: – it’s more about dimensions than anything.

Post # 6
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yeah it’s about the dimensions, so I can’t see a problem with that!

 

 

 

I was hoping for a radiant yellow, but we ended up going for a variety of a ‘square modified brilliant’ which basically is a square radiant but with corners (or an extra-faceted princess however you want to look at it!) 

 

 

 

I have a 6.5 finger and my 1.23 solitaire (5.8mm square) gives pretty good coverage IMO

 

If you’re looking for a vendor, I can recommend Leibish (Israel based) but they have photos of all the stones (Blue Nile don’t) and some of them have videos (as do James Allen). For picking coloured stones of non-RB cuts its impossible to get a good idea of the cut quality based on the GIA alone

 

Post # 8
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749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I Love, Love Emerald Cut!

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