(Closed) Diamond Cuts

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Each diamond shape is special in its own way…I am personally partial to the round brilliant because it has a lot of fire and sparkle.

Picture: (sorry I just have this crappy pic- it is lot more sparkly than it looks here)

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

p.s. welcome to the bee! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have a round…I originally thought that was the last shape I’d ever want. But then I got so confused and kept changing my mind every two days about what I wanted that the round went from “boring” in my eyes to “classic and timeless” and was all of a sudden the best thing for such an indecisive person to go with. So that was the big deciding factor. The fact that it sparkles a lot is also pretty cool:)

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine’s round…. .I always wanted a round, and my fiance prefers round too.  It’s not modern & trendy…. it’s classic and timeless and it won’t go out of style!  I’ve seen people get fancy shaped rings only to complain later that they look dated.  I also think a round diamond is the most sparkly.  Having said that, I also love asscher and emerald cut diamonds, but I’m not a huge fan of a princess cut – it just looks like it would get caught on things… but that’s my personal opinion.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have a 3 stone emerald cut ring.  I’ve heard the round sparkles the most, but my sure is sparkly!  I wanted something classy/elegant, and I love it!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, I’d agree rounds are the most sparkly (they are cut specifically to reveal the sparkle). Princess cuts can tend to break on the corners, but usually a jeweler sets them in such a way that the setting protects the corners. Princess are very popular and also relatively classic. If you want something more trendy, have it set at an angle (so it’s diamond shaped rather than square when you look at it). Emeralds will have the least sparkle (but are still very beautiful) and need to have better clarity, because you have fewer facets to cover up flaws. Then you have marquise (the oblong ones with the pointed edges), heart, oval, cushion (kind of a cross between round and princess- square shaped with rounded corners) and a few other specialty cuts. Lots of choices πŸ™‚

My fav is round, but I’m a super classic type of girl. I also love ovals. You really just need to go into a jewelry store and look at all the shapes and you’ll figure out pretty quickly which ones you are drawn to and which ones you aren’t.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Round diamonds don’t necessarily sparkle more -its all in the cut.

I don’t know that there are really any true pro’s and con’s to diamond shapes. Its all in what you want/love -what you think it represents to you (ie princess cut diamonds are modern to some, but classic to others).

I have a three stone oval setting -I chose this because I wanted a three stone setting, but with a twist. I am also a tall gal with very petite hands and the shape of the stones supposedly help elongate your fingers, but who’s looking that closely? Some people have issues with the “bow tie” effect that you can get -its most noticable in oblong diamonds. Again, good cut = good shine.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a radiant cut – it’s rectangular and sparkly.  I get TONS of compliments.  Fiance did a great job!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine is going to be pear shaped. πŸ™‚ I like all diamond shapes for different reasons, but I like the pear shaped best because I rarely see it and I think it’s flattering on my hand. I’ve heard people don’t like the bow tie effect the stone can have.. but I like it.

 

However, I’m not getting a diamond, it’ll be a Wink CZ for the time being.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@starynight: πŸ™‚ Thanks! I need to take better pics of it though!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have a marquise cut. One great pro is that you can get a smaller carat and still have the look of a larger carat. My ring is only 1/5 carat. .20 something. Its also a rare shape these days, not many women I see have one, which I love! Oh & also it is very sparkly!!!! I’ll add pics. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Mrs. Puffin:Thank you soooooo much! & FINALLY someone else who has heard of the “bow effect” lol … I can’t wait to see your pear shape! I LOVE marquise & pear shapes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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