(Closed) cuts that ‘look’ bigger

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i think you’re right.. i know visually a one carat round looks bigger than most i am not sure if it’s because the facets draw you in or what.. and the one carat cushion looks smaller than the one carat round or oval… however i am looking at your ring on your avatar and faint it looks bigger than 1 carat from here!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Totally agree, I think the round cut looks better then all the cuts I’ve seen that are of the same ct weight. I have a princess cut and every time I see another right of the same size next to it, mine always looks smaller.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

Plus carat isn’t necessarily about size, it’s about weight so a 1 carat round is not necessarily going to be the same size as a 1 carat oval on the face. If it’s deeper but has a smaller face (not sure if that’s the right term), it’ll weight the same as a more shallow one with a bigger face and they can both be 1 carat.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Very true, Nachos. It’s the table (the top part) and the depth. These things are actually important because they all factor into the cut itself and how much light it reflects and how sparkly it is. We did a lot of research on this when shopping for my ring, though it’s been so long I’ve forgotten most of it. I do remember that we could have picked a stone that had a larger table which of course would make it look much bigger, but it wouldn’t have been cut well and then wouldn’t sparkle the way it does now. This thing blinds me all the time in the car when it catches the sunlight and in mirrors, etc. – I would miss that!  🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It does all depend on how well the diamond is cut, but in my research I found that round stones typically appear bigger than the other cuts of the same carat.  I was totally in love with cushion stones….until I saw them in person.  Very few jewelers I visited actually had some in stock, but when I was finally able to see them in person, they looked much much smaller than the rounds of similar cut quality.  For me, it wasnt in the budget to afford a cushion large enough to look how I’d like my ring to look, so we decided on a round cut stone.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

So funny that you guys would say that! I have heard the same thing about cushion cuts (that they look smaller than other shapes of the same weight) and was a little concerned bc I had my heart set. Well, I got my 1 ct cushion and it looks so big to me! Maybe I have just never seen a 1 ct round enough? But when I look at mine it looks bigger than 1ct to me. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I found in ring shopping that rounds cost more… perhaps their optimal shape that makes them look larger than similiar sized other shaped stones also costs more for that reason?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it takes more cutting to make the round shape and that’s why it’s more expensive…but it probably works out to be a wash for people because you don’t tecnically need as large of a stone to achieve the look that you want since the rounds do look bigger…

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve heard that the reason rounds cost more is because they waste more of the raw diamond than other shapes. So for example, take a raw diamond and you can make either a 1 ct round or a 1.2 princess or something. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@2010- jinx. you owe me a coke 😉 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some cuts look bigger than others.  When Fiance and I were running around trying to find a setting for my diamond, almost all of the jewelers told us it woud have to be set like it was a once carat stone because though it is .55 carats, it looks much bigger! 

I don’t know which cuts look bigger… Maybe there is website?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

mine is a round .59 or .69 carat…I can’t remember, but I think it looks much larger than that. I went for round because well, rounds sparkle the most to me! 🙂 I was more in it for the sparkle than the size! 

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