(Closed) Emerald or Radiant Cut?!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
1656 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009


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katie0808 :  For diamonds, EC are hard to find and select with great performance, but radiants are even harder to find. If you have your heart set on a radiant diamond, I would contact GoodOldGold or Diamonds by Lauren. Victor Canera has some nice radiants, as well. 

For moissy, I think EC’s benefit from the added sparkle offered by moissy. Radiants can be great or suffer from the excess fire that some rounds exhibit. So, it would come down to brand. If you go through a good retailer who is picky about cut, I prefer the C&C EC over some of the others. I also like the Zaya. There are not many radiants out there, but I liked Zaya posted by JHollywood. The F1 radiant is off. 

Crushed Ice diamond vs moissy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5lxY6asUoo

F1 Radiant – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQEK_UdNeks



Post # 17
7224 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I don’t have one but I love emerald cuts! I might have gone for one myself but the webbing between my fingers is uneven and makes anything but a round sit unevenly and look wonky.

Post # 18
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I absolutely ADORE my emerald cut! She is a GIA certified 1.01 carat, H color, VS2 clarity. 

Post # 19
2838 posts
Sugar bee

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katie0808 :  Thank you!

I feel you can’t really appreciate the beauty of an emerald cut without seeing it in action.  Here’s a video of my set I took after my wedding.  Love the bold flashes of light!! 

Post # 20
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I vote radiant! I have an oval brilliant, but considered radiant for the sparkle factor! 🙂 

Post # 21
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

I have an emerald cut moissanite in a halo! It’s 8x6mm which is considered a 1.5 ct equivalent 🙂 I liked elongated stones but I wasn’t big on the crushed ice look and I love the big chunky facets of step cuts! Emerald cut all the way, but I feel you can’t go wrong with any cut nowadays, there are so many beautiful settings and stones out there!

Post # 23
661 posts
Busy bee

I love how timeless emerald stones look. Adding a halo makes it a little more modern and fun!

Post # 24
40 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

I don’t have a an emerald or radiant, but they are at the top of the list for me and will be our next shape when we upgrade.  I usually prefer the look of a solitaire, but these are great halos. Sides stones , like the trapezoid,  is also a great look and alternative to a halo. I agree with a previous post, you really just have to try them on though! 

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