How did you decide on stone shape?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My now husband and I went to look at rings and I hadn’t really thought about stone shape, my husband said straightaway that he loved princess cuts, I tried one on and was sold on the shape. I also think at the time, anyone I knew that was engaged had a round so I was happy to have a different shape. If you have had a cushion cut in the past i would say go for emerald cut, i love the clean lines. 

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I was pretty set on an emerald cut for a while, but we went to try on rings and I changed my mind to a round. It’s not that I find the round shape breathtaking or anything, but that it felt right and works on my finger. 

In the end, my husband proposed with a RB and side baguettes, which I felt like was the best of both worlds 🙂

I have an OEC now too, which I find gives big flashes, which is part of the appeal of an emerald cut for me. I love love love the OEC!

If you like the shape of the cushion and the flashes of the emerald, maybe an antique cushion would work for you? 

Post # 33
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Newbee

I was really torn between an emerald and oval center stone in a three stone ring. But the instant I tried the emerald cut on I knew i was gonna go with an oval. The oval had so much sparkle and the emerald (a little over 1 carat) looked underwhelming. BUT if I was ever to get a big, beautiful costume ring, no doubt an emerald then! They look amazing when they are bigger, it just wasn’t good for everyday wear for me.

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I picked a ring, not a shape. I love my stone because it is a cabochon sapphire, very unique. From the estate jeweler.

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

Trying on rings in person was a huge gamechanger, and my strategy was kind of through process of elimination.

I knew I wanted a shape that was a bit more unique for my E-ring (and also have round RHRs already), so ruled out round. I also knew I wanted maximum sparkle and brilliance, thus step cuts just didn’t have the same appeal. I’ve always drooled over cushions and radiants on Instagram and here on WB, but when I tried them on in person I just didn’t think they suited my hand as well as other shapes. There were a few shapes that my SO wasn’t a fan of, so we eliminated those… and then I tried on a Pear and fell in love. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee

Okay, so just an opinion, but take it with a grain of salt. I don’t want to offend any Bees. I think if you want to get a cushion cut because you like the brillance of it, you should get a round with four prongs. You get more finger coverage with a round for a similar look. If you like the more square shapes, I think radiant and princeses are the way to go, for sure. Also, emeralds sparkle like crazy too. Not as much as as brillant shapes, but people act like they are dull and are way too focused on having a blinding sparkle. No one is going to look at an emerald and be like, “it doesn’t sparkle!” I’m also super biased because I love elogated shapes and think asschers/emeralds are so underated.

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2020 - Kauai, HI

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@EmeleeRose:  how sweet, thank you so much! I love your ring as well 😊

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

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@lisaeversman:  That’s a beautiful cushion cut moissanite! Probably the best I’ve seen!!! Congrats on your new ring it’s a stunner 💍

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2021

I have short fingers and smallish hands so I wanted something to elongate my finger. I went with oval.

If you were choosing a diamond I’d say emerald cut, but I’ve never seen an emerald moissy (or cushion for that matter) in real life so it’s hard to say what’s best… especially if you’re going as big as 5 DEW. 

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@lisaeversman:  absolutely stunning!! Is this stone slightly bigger than your other one? Love it!  

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@dnabee:  your most welcome! It’s true ☺️  And thank you 😘

Post # 42
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Wannabee

Ignore the terrible bathroom lighting. But I have an elongated old mine cushion cut. I was going back and forth between a cushion and an oval and this was the best of both worlds. We purchased from the true gem company and I could not have had a bettter experience. They also have brilliant cuts and crushed ice cuts as well. I think both cushion and emerald are beautiful, but definitely think long term on what will you love 20 years from now 

Post # 44
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Honey bee

I had a round in my first marriage, so I decided I wanted something different, but I love brillian cut stones.  I LOVE my cushion.  The only other shape I wish I had looked more into was Radiant, but I have no regrets on my choice.  

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2022 - UK

I have a 9mm square cushion cut chocolate quartz.

I knew I wanted something different than I see on everyone I know which is a round brilliant cut diamond, it gets so many “oh wow what is that” questions, cause tbh most store rings weve seen are round or princess and all diamonds (im from the UK) 

My stone is actually a Le Vian stone we had set into a 14carat rose gold band with white diamonds that amount to 0.5carats 

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