(Closed) Anyone regret their stone shape choice?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The first time I got married I wanted an “unusual” shape (marquise at the time…nobody I knew had one). It also ended badly after his affair(s), much like JessMorgan777. :b I also wanted something completely different this time around. I just wanted something standard, and I chose round. I’m very pleased with it and can’t imagine wanting another shape.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

I have a radiant and I love it, I’ve never wished it was different.   I’ve never been a fan of rounds (I like angles and clean lines) but I’ve been coming around a bit to old mine cut diamonds in 1920s settings.  If I ever had to get a new ring I might go that route, or emerald cut, but at the moment I am not pining for anything different ๐Ÿ™‚

I think cushion cuts are timeless, too.  Go with what looks best on your hand, what makes you stare at it the longest ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was torn between radiants and round brilliants too. When Fiance had been looking at rings, he was very upfront about it and told me the differences in appearance between the radiants and RBs he was looking at.  I trusted his opinion and I chose a brilliant instead based on what he said which was that the RB was so much more sparkly than the ideal-cut radiant.

I’m completely in love with my ring!  My initial hesitation with a RB was I didn’t think very round stones looked good on my hand.  My stone is set in 4 prongs which make it look more square and less round.  I’m so glad we got the round not the radiant.

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have a pear and it is unique – that’s why I love it.  I tend to get a lot of compliments on it and the surface area compared to what it actually is carat-wise is favorable.  It looks much bigger than it is!  After giving this much thought, I wouldn’t change it one bit!  But if I get tired of it I will reset it – eventually ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

For me, yes and no. I originally wanted a pear shape and thats what I had always imagined…BUT I ended up with a round because the stone I wanted didn’t come in pear. I feel ring envy sometimes when I see bees post pics of their pear beauties but I still love my round.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a retangular radiant cut.. I wanted something different than round or princess. Sometimes I HIGHLY regret picking radiant, and then sometimes I love it. If I could go back and redo it I would have gone with cushion. Best of both worlds. 

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have an Old European cut stone and I don’t regret it at all. I love that it’s round in shape but not the round brilliant cut. I’ve always loved vintage cut stones and jewelry.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would have preferred severel other shapes rather than round as I find them somewhat common and dull, but I wouldn’t say I regret what I have. PeaI, emerald or something totslly different would have been nice, but I would have had to compromise on the colour (fancy green) which is what I love most about my diamond. In your case, I wouldchoose the radiant over the round, but that’s just me.

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve always liked square stones, but princess never really quite did it for me. Once I became a little more familiar with what was out there and discovered cushion cuts, I never looked back! I think you know what you like, and what you’ll love to have for years to come. Even if it’s something less common.

Post # 42
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Nope. I picked my ring. It’s a round and I know I would have felt the opposite if I picked something different. 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Never ๐Ÿ™‚

I always knew I wanted a princess-cut and I’m still obsessed with it over a year later.

Post # 44
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I knew I wasn’t a solitare ering girl….I loved halos and I wanted either an oval, pear or an emerald diamond in a halo….then I saw my ring and loved it. It was not what I would have ever thought i’d pick…nor is it classic in style!!! (its a cluster and I professed to hate cluster and quad set rings!!)

Go with what you love even if it isn’t a classic style!!! you have to wear it for 50 years….the important thing is that you love it!!

good luck!!

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I won’t say regret, but I would like to have more rings in different shapes!

Post # 46
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

When I was younger, I wanted an emerald cut. But when I grew up, I really enjoyed the rounds especially if I was getting a solitaire. Then I saw ovals, cushion cuts and realized I loved them as well. So when I was talking to my fiance, he asked them about all of the shapes. First he asked the store about a cushion, then a round and they told him all they had was an oval and he bought it. I don’t regret it at all. 

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