(Closed) 1ct Round or Princess?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Alright this is a test to see if I can insert a pic of my ring….

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Willow1991: Technically I guess it’s closer to 2 cts– It’s about 1.8cts. We lowered the color to G and the clarity to SI1 in exchange for a larger stone. Truly it’s my setting that makes the stone look bigger- It’s very thin and delicate behind the diamond which makes the center stone appear large.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have princess, and love it. I’m big on structure and lines though, so I’m very square not circle. I’d even have square tables if round weren’t free and square more expensive… 

 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The most important thing to note is that pricess cuts are cheaper but you can get away with a much lower grade color in a round than a princess cut.

Ex. My SIL 1.5ct round H colored diamond looks beyond amazing. A 1.5ct princess color H is less expensive however you can really see the color difference. Colors hide on corners that is why a round diamond is called a brilliant because of the way it gives off light.

Just be careful because you can notice the flaws in a princess cut 10x more than you can in a round. However if your Fiance can afford a near perfect stone then I like princess cuts much better (I may be a little partial since that is what I have lol)

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

All else being equal (cut, quality, color, clarity), rounds are much sparklier (if that’s a word)!!! That’s why I decided to go with a round. Even though my ring is 1 ct, it sparkles so much more than my friends who have different shapes which are bigger. I’ve had people walk across a room and tell me that they noticed my ring sparkling out of the corner of their eye.

It always makes me beam just as bright!!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here’s my bling!

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Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have a 1.25 ct princess in platinum! I LOVE MINE! So classic and elegent 🙂 timeless.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

mine has a 1ct round center stone…if you check out one of my first blog posts you can see it there 🙂

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mine is a 1.2 round.   Looooooooove the classic look!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My is a bit under a carat, but I thought I’d post it anyways:

Post # 30
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Honey bee

My vote is also round! I’m partial though b/c I have a round. Sparkle factor, nothing beats a round brilliant cut diamond! Princess cuts are also very beautiful, bit if you’re going for sparkle, round is the way to go!

Here is a picture of my 1 ct. center stone round…

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Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ella86 – You have to be very careful when looking at rings in a jewelry store. 99% of the center stone in the settings are not real diamonds, they are CZ. Make sure you ask to see a real diamond in the setting you want. You will most likely find that a princess cut CZ that the jewelry store puts in their settings for show purposes has more sparkle than the real stone. It will make a big difference.

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