Antique Cut Oval Moissanite or ZAYA?!

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: Antique Cut Oval Moissanite or ZAYA Oval Moissanite?
    Antique Cut Oval Moissanite : (6 votes)
    67 %
    ZAYA Oval Moissanite : (3 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Antique cuts are awesome and they suit moissy very well. 

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I love the pear!  It’s a gorgeous oval, but there is a small bow-tie (which personally wouldn’t bother me, but if that’s what you want, then you should keep looking).

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I really like the pear!

    But if you’re choosing beween 2 ovals, and 1 is a prototype with no photos, I would choose the other oval (with photos that you’ve seen and liked).

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    (That said, I love antique cuts, and I think your ring would look lovely with an antique cut moissy. So, if Julia is able to produce photos of her antique cut oval, then it would probably take my vote!)

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    jojobeans91 : Don’t worry about our setting and the stone. Jewelers have been twisting metal for a long time. Shanks were less often twisted when die-striking was the norm, as it was harder to get the metal to really look twisted. But, you will find rope-inspired rings back to the Victorian period. In any case, I think it will look great. 

    Antique Wedding Bands

    I have to agree that being a prototype for a stone would make me nervous. With that in mind, I would go with Zaya (of your two). Although I’m kinda in love with this moval…

    https://preprod.instagram.com/p/BPqmghHhnH3/

    http://www.pictaram.org/post/BWsIIbqBnyo

    However, I think the ENV oval by JYB Jewels would also look great on your ring! These are cut by hand, so you likely can specify the exact dimension (length/width) you want. The video below is of a chubby oval.  

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ6F9joj2Bs/?taken-by=jybjewels

    A bunch of Bees have Harro Ovals, you an probably poke around.  Harro are cut very similar (facet pattern) to an oval diamond. They have a bit less fire than some of the others, but they look more like a diamond in cut pattern. The below video compares a C&C oval to Harro (1.08 seconds in). With Harro, you can choose crushed ice or not (I generally prefer not, but you have to love it). 

    https://youtu.be/SmfP9Ow22uw

    Most Bees lately have been preferring near colorless (F/G/H) over colorless as the colorless can be stark and steely to some eyes. A few Bees returned their colorless for near colorless.  It depends on the look you like. I prefer warmer diamonds, so I also prefer warmer moissy.

    If you are looking to go bigger, they will have to raise the height of the stone over the band to accommodate the greater depth since the cathedral shoulders limit the width at the base and the head is internal to the shoulders. So, once you decide on a brand, and assuming they will be putting the stone in the ring, have them tell you what size stones are possible. If you will just be buying the stone for local setting, have your local jeweler give you guidance on size allowances (in mm) for this setting.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    One last thought. Does Julia have a good return policy, so that you could buy one of her ovals and look at it, and return it if it has a bowtie, or if the prototype just didn’t turn out how you imagined?

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    jojobeans91 :  any elongated cut (read: and Oval) will have a bow tie. Period, end of story. However, the intensity of the bow tie will differ and both of the stones have a very minimal one (but I can pick it out in both). 

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    catskillsinjune :  Hi! Actually we’ve tweaked the elongated oval ZAYA cut, no more bow tie. It’s all about the faceting, small changes here and there in the number of facets, facet angles, etc. and boom – kickass result. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
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    Newbee

    jojobeans91 :  Hi, was wondering how you like your ring since I am looking at the same ๐Ÿ˜‰ Please upload pics if you can !

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