(Closed) Best diamond shape for solitaire?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which would be best for 1/2 carat solitaire setting?
    ...... : (29 votes)
    12 %
    Princess : (41 votes)
    17 %
    Emerald : (18 votes)
    7 %
    Marquise : (8 votes)
    3 %
    Oval : (36 votes)
    15 %
    Pear : (12 votes)
    5 %
    Radiant : (29 votes)
    12 %
    Asscher : (8 votes)
    3 %
    Cushion : (53 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    7437 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Definitely round. Round is my favorite shape for all settings though. It’s nice that they also face up larger than other shapes.

    Post # 4
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would agree with PP and say round.  It definitely looks the largest and has the most fire and brilliance in my opinion.  I was not a fan until I tried them on.  I originally thought I liked cushion cuts but then I saw the round cut on and fell in love!

    Post # 6
    793 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would choose cushion! But I looove cushion cut. :]

    Post # 7
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I say princess, cushion, or asscher

    Post # 8
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Well, they all look great as solitaires! So it’s just a matter of personal preference. As you predicted, I strongly prefer round brillants.

    Post # 9
    2253 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I love radiants. If the brilliant cut and clarity are there, they toss light like crazy. Also, I like the fact you can get radiants that are more rectangular or square in dimensions so it’s not too uniform like a princess or round shaped diamond.

    Post # 10
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I currently have a pear solitaire, so pear for me 😉 

    Post # 11
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love rounds and cushions equally for solitares, but the round will face up larger. (Or so I read…)

    Post # 12
    6110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I like cushion cut (the square cushion as opposed to the rectangular). My next choice would be round but since you want something other than round, I’d say my second choice would be pear.

    Post # 13
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think any shape is perfect for a solitaire!! 

    Post # 14
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I actually almost got a half-carat princess ring, so I voted for that one :). I also love the look of pears when they’re on their own!

    Post # 15
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted for oval since we can’t vote for round.

    Post # 16
    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m opposite of others. I’m not a fan of round diamonds because everyone has one. For 1/2 carat I think I’d look at ovals, cushion, or pear. I have an emerald cut that’s 1.2 and a friend has a .5 marquis and they look the same size.

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