Post # 1
Hi Bees! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a thread so I’m feeling the itch LOL
I know that there have been boards asking what your favorite shape is, etc but I think it differs when it comes to solitaires. The shape needs to be attractive enough to shine on its own. Also it depends on the size of the stone for many when it comes to shape preference. So if you were only given the choice to get a 1/2 carat solitaire because of budget (and they say the most purchased diamond size is around 1/2 carat) what shape you CHOSE?
I’d love to hear your answers!
** EDIT: Since I know most will chose round because its the most popular shape lets leave that one out and consider fancies only! Like other than round 🙂 **
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@Lily_of_the_valley: Yeah’ I suspect many will say round… I guess I should’be asked which fancy shape would you chose meaning other than round 🙂
Post # 6
I would choose cushion! But I looove cushion cut. :]
Post # 7
I say princess, cushion, or asscher
Post # 8
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
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
I currently have a pear solitaire, so pear for me 😉
Post # 11
I love rounds and cushions equally for solitares, but the round will face up larger. (Or so I read…)
Post # 12
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
I think any shape is perfect for a solitaire!!
Post # 14
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
I voted for oval since we can’t vote for round.
Post # 16
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.