Hi ladies. I’m just curious (since most of you are much more educated in this are than I am) if you can show me, tell me, explain the difference with old european cute vs. round moissanite stones. I am curious to see pictures too of the difference between the cuts. OEC looks very regal to me, so I am considering this for my forever ring 🙂 Thanks!!
OEC cuts have chunky facets and throw big flashes of color, while Round Brilliant cuts have needly sparkles and throw tons of smaller rainbows and light. OEC is an antique cut and pretty similar to the ones used for diamonds, while the moissanite round brilliant cut was invented to maximize moissanite’s potential and hence doesn’t really look like an authentic diamond cut, if that sort of thing matters to you.
Search on youtube and you can find a ton of videos.
I posted both of these on another thread, but it gives you a nice perspective on the difference in light behavior. I usually explain it as round brilliant has a more glittery sparkle, while OEC’s have larger, more rainbowy flashes. Personally, I prefer the look of the OEC, but it will show more body color, so it’s really a matter of taste.
Thank you all so much. What do you think about an enhanced 7.5mm OEC? I don’t want a WHITE stone, I don’t want it to be passed off as a diamond, but I also don’t want it to be toooo warm. I don’t mind warmth at all, but I do not want yellow.
@Someday_Mrs_Maguire: How funny that you posted this– I made a post just like this yesterday! i guess it got buried. I’ll find the link and come back and post it here, because a few people posted pictures of their OECs and one person had pictures comparing both.
I’ll be watching to see what replies you get, too! I’m still curious since there weren’t that many replies to the post I did.
@Someday_Mrs_Maguire: Sounds like you want pretty much the same thing as me- I love the warmth of the unenhanced moissanites. I love the chunky, rainbow-y look of the OECs but I really like the sparkle and uniqueness of the variation of brilliant cut made for moissanites, too!