Post # 1
Hello my fello bees!
So long story short, and for the sake of ‘budgeting’, SO has told me that unfortunately (for now) I will not be able to get my dream pave setting e ring. So after much talking we decided on a solitaire. Question is, now i cannot decide on a [email protected] diamond shape. UGH its so frustrating I have looked at so many pictures that i get so discouraged.
Any suggestions and/or pictures?!?!?!? PLEASEEE someone help me decide!
Post # 3
the best thing is to try them on. and take photos then look at them again at home and see which really speaks to you.
why don’t you get a CZ in the meantime, since it’s not your dream ring anyway? why waste money on a diamond ring that you are not going to love and are going to want to upgrade later?
Post # 4
@lilsweetie: Well The diamond itself wouldnt get upgraded. If we do upgrade later in life I would want the same diamond put in a different setting (preferably the pave one that i love).
I think solitaires are beautiful but I feel like you would need the “right” diamond shape for it. I think rounds are pretty but everyone has that so that shape is out of the question. Princess cut soiitaire is what my mother has and I kinda didnt want the exact same ring as her. A radiant is beautiful but SO is worried his sister will think we copied her. I LOVE the pear shape but i think in a solitaire I would like it for a week and then get sick of it.
I dont like Marquise…ugh its so frustrating….Am i being too darn picky???
Post # 5
Well maybe it would help to consider it from the perspective of what it will look like in you future setting as well? Does that narrow it down for you at all?
I does seem like youare doing a better job of finding things you don’t like about each shape than focusing on what you like.
Get what you like and don’t worry what anyone else has or thinks.
Post # 6
you could consider a cushion cut or asscher? I have an asscher and love it, but I also love other shapes as well. If you are in love with a radiant cut, you should get it and not care about people thinking you are copying. If you get a square radiant, you could just call it a flanders cut.
Post # 7
You need to go try them all on. I thought I wanted an emerald cut (had my heart set on it in fact), until I tried on all the shapes at a huge store and loved the round brilliant the most. What about a cushion cut? It has the sparkle of a radiant or a round, but has the square shape you like.
Post # 8
I have an asscher solitaire. You probably won’t run into them very often. I haven’t seen another in real life, and there are only a couple on the bee.