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Firstly, I’m new here so please be nice! UK Bee would like some advice but it doesn’t matter if you’re UK or not. Every little helps!
I know there have been many threads about Emerald Cuts on here but I’m gonna get a little specific. I have a lot of questions about the beautiful emerald cut that laser beams when the light hits but looking at 1 carat they seem quite pricey too!
So here are my questions:
1) inclusions on a 1 carat… are they visible to the eye? Do they laser beam just as much?
2) what does a 1 carat or under look like on your finger (please send photos (especially if they’re SOLITAIRE on a thin or knife edge band)
3) I’m obsessed with yellow gold bands, are they as lasting as white gold? Feel free to hit me with your yellow gold emerald cut engagement rings
4) UK BEES! Where in the midlands is a good place to engagement ring shop? My partner and I are engaged with a “stand in ring/promise ring” but will be shopping together)
finally… thank you in advance I’m so excited to see all your engagement rings! I’ve been obsessively saving emerald cut engagement rings in thin yellow gold plain bands over on Pinterest haha x
Post # 2
Bumping this up as I’ve jot had any replies yet ☹️
Post # 3
I can’t answer the emerald cut questions but I’ve had a 10k yellow gold band for years that I rarely take off and it’s held up just fine. It has some tiny scratches and dings but you can’t see them unless you look up close. And it just gives it a nice honed look in my opinion. Good luck!
Post # 4
I don’t have an emerald cut stone, but a similar step-cut Asscher. I opted for a 1.11 carat stone, H color, VVSI clarity. It basically has one little feather and one tiny dot, both of which happen to be located directly under the prongs so they’re almost impossible to find.
Ring size is 5.5 (UK size K?), solitaire band is just under 2mm wide, in 14k white gold.
Post # 5
I just received an emerald cut engagement ring! It’s 2.5 carats, F color, VVS2. The GIA report showed some feathering if you look at the stone from underneath, but I can’t see a thing in its setting.
I have an 18k gold band that’s 1.9mm thick.
Oh! And my ring is a size 8.
Post # 6
Hi! I have a 1 carat yellow gold emerald cut. I have one inclusion that I can notice easily because I know it’s there, but no one else has ever noticed it at all.
I have had it for almost 4 years now and the yellow gold has held up perfectly. The head is white gold, I guess the jeweler suggested that because it looks better with the diamond than yellow prongs.
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Post # 8
Hi! I have a 1.5 carat emerald cut in white gold. It is such a beautiful cut. Because of the style of the cut, inclusions and flaws are more obvious than they are in other cuts. I’m wearing a size 4.75 US/Canadian which corresponds to a J in the UK.
As for yellow gold, it is so much easier to care for than white gold. My original wedding set is yellow gold. It wore well. White gold needs to be replated with rhodium to keep that lovely shine unless you like unplated which is a very faint yellow tinge. But yellow gold just needs a good polish with a polishing cloth and you’re done.
Post # 9
Inclusions are more visible in emerald cuts than other cuts, because they’re less brilliant. You’ll want to look for VS2 or above, maybe even VS1 or above. If you’re looking for a better price, lab diamonds might be a good choice. If you want more fire and a much lower price, consider moissanite.
Yellow gold is more durable than white gold, because most white gold is rhodium plated. Yellow gold isn’t plated.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
ukemeraldbee : I’m in the UK! I haven’t been, but the jewellery quarter in Birmingham is supposed to be one of the best places to go look for rings. You could also try 77 diamonds or purely diamonds who are both based on London but well online. Purely diamonds will also send you silver samples of rings you want to try before you buy. If it’s just a solitaire you are looking for, I’d suggest going to have a look in the shops to see what kind of designs and carat weights you like, but then order on Blue Nile. You can get a much higher quality for about a third less than some of the shops and they have a really good selection of solitaires. The best part is you can search for stones exactly to your specification and see videos of the exact diamond you would be getting.
Post # 11
For emeralds I think the best place to compromise on stats is color. I personally think they hide warmth well, I have a J emerald and it looks white unless it’s in a warm colored room and it’s reflecting that. clarity is probably the most important stat just because emeralds facets are long and you can see so much of the stone. We ended up going with VS1 and it’s completely eye and mind clean. Also agree with looking at a lab diamond, I really wish I did that it’s so much more cost effective!
Post # 13
Beautiful emerald cuts ladies!!
Post # 14
Thank you you so much for all your tips and advice. I am having major emerald cut envy over here looking at all your gorgeous rings. Im dead set on yellow gold I just love the mix of the yellow gold and diamond together. My partner asked my best friend about rings for the proposal so he did propose with an emerald cut stand in and I could t think of any other ring I’d want as an actual one. So many beautiful rings on this thread I’m just gawping at then with heart eyes ha! ❤️💎
for the UK gals on this post… is there anywhere you can recommend that do moissanite emerald cuts? I’ve tried to search online but not having much luck for UK based shops.
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