The cut of the stone – Help!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Newbee

@missamysmiles:  I like the round cut bezel setting the most. It’s elegant and understated. Prong settings do not have a higher chance of breaking off, so you need not worry about that issue. It would really require extreme abuse to make a prong break. Of course, if you’re worried about your stone popping out and losing it, you can just go with the bezel. The ring in that photo you’ve posted looks so classic. The branch band is so beautiful! 

Post # 4
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301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Bezel settings are the most secure for the stone and the least likely to get caught on things.  However, many bezel settings are low set, meaning that you would either have to get a contoured wedding band or have a gap between your e-ring and your wedding band.  Nothing wrong with either of those, it’s just a matter of taste.  There are also higher set bezel rings out there that can be worn flush with a straight wedding band.

I’m not a moissy expert, but I don’t think you can get an emerald cut moissy, or they are rare.  Also, the stone in your picture is not an emerald cut.  I think it might be a radiant cut.

In choosing a stone shape, I think the best approach is to go to a store and try on some rings with different stone shapes.  Your preferences for how they look on your finger may be different than your preferences from photos.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Your rectangular one is a radiant, not an emerald. Emerald cuts (and asschers–square emeralds) don’t have many facets and are called step cuts. Personally, that one is my favorite.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

With the branch band, I think either the bezel round or the oval looks the best.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

These are all from kristin coffin on etsy right? Her twig rings are beautiful. She has a beautiful oval in the same setting as the radiant. 

 

I love the look of bezels but I’ve heard your wedding band will most likely be a gap. 

Post # 10
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285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Are these Kristin Coffin rings? If they are, I have the middle ring and it’s absolutely gorgeous in person. I have a white sapphire as the stone and the only time it’s ever stood out as “not a diamond” is when I paired a white gold eternity band with it. 

 

I can’t say enough good things about working with Kristin. She was super patient – which we needed because my fiance was TERRIFIED to buy a ring on etsy AND use paypal. 🙂

 

 

Post # 13
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285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Sorry it’s gigantic. I’m having resizing issues.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@GatsbyMama:  I also think when we bought it she listed it on etsy as “emerald cut”.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i really dont see an issue with the prong setting in terms of the security of the stone. technically a bezel might be more secure, but i would not worry about prongs at all. you really wont snag or hit things with the ring like u r thinking u might. my stone is high set and only has four prongs and i never really hit it or snag it on anything, and i have never had an issue with it. u will probably be paranoid for the first…oh, year maybe, that it will have fallen out somehow. or at least i was. but my stone is still in my prongs and its been 18 months so far. im not worried at all.

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