How do people react to your OEC moissanite (or diamond)?

posted 7 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I’ve always had old cuts and that’s what I prefer. I’ve got lots of compliments on my pieces. But I think the bottom line is unless you’ve got something really unique they aren’t going to compliment specifically on the cut of stone so much as the setting/being engaged and taking a peep at your rings. From far away an OEC just looks like any old round cut. That’s not a con on them it’s just how our eyes perceive stuff. 
I wouldn’t overthink the cut. Get what you love! Just my opinion 🙂 

obligatory (anniverary) ring pic lol 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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SabL22 :  oh my goodness that’s a gorgeous stone!! Would you mind sharing the specs and where you got it from?? 😍

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I have a 2.3 dew OEC hexagon solitaire moissanite and I love it. It is subtler than brilliant cut moissanite and at first I was a little sad about it. Now I love it. It comes alive in evening lighting and candlelight. I wouldn’t change it. 

As far as comments from others, I get lots of compliments on it. 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Zero regrets! I started out looking at Round Brilliant rings and no matter what the stats it was just missing something. I didnt LOVE any of them. Went to a shop that had eatate jewerly (several OEC rings) and as soon as I put one on I knew it had to be an OEC. We wanted a lose stone we could set so again took a while to find but I LOVE it! Completely and utterly perfect for me. I get tones if compilments on it from friends and family to compete strangers in book stores. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I have OEC studs, both diamond and simulated, but I don’t think anyone ever notices, likely because you can’t really see the cut well at that size.  I love them though!  The rings in this thread are gorgeous!  If I ever get an anniversary ring it will be an OEC!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

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baileybagels :  Thank you.  I have had so much fun mixing and matching bands.  I may have an obsession.  LOL.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I had an 8mm moissanite OEC solitaire that turned a few heads but no one ever said anything to me about it other than “did you get a new ring?” I sold it and recently got another one, but this one is 8.5mm and I cannot wait to set it. 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

I have an Old European Brilliant (circa 1870). I have never had anyone notice it’s cut different. I mean, literally no one has ever made one comment on it or noticed. I cant believe anyone would look at my diamond to notice the facet pattern is different. No one cares about my ring that much! LOL

What I will say is the old cuts were meant to sparkle in low light, they were called candlelight diamonds, so I mean, someone might comment how sparkly your diamond is even in low light? They also are oten warmer color, and they were all hand cut so they’re usually not exactly ‘perfect’, these are things I love about them!

As far as them looking “plasticy”, they’re still diamonds, they look the same as modern cut diamonds. However, modern or old cut diamonds can look milky or plasticy if they’re cut poorly so they have light leakage or have high fluorescence. That can make any diamond look plasticy regardless of the facet pattern. 

I also notice A LOT of people have old cut moissy so maybe thats what you’re seeing too? I had an old cut moissy as a travel ring and that looked “plasticy” on occasion. I sold it because I realized I didnt need a travel ring.

This is my diamond from the website where I purchased it, it has all those pastels you mentioned. It’s 2.27 K VVS1 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Since I’m still waiting on the proposal the only reactions I’ve had was when I brought it to the jewelers who could tell it was an old stone and his mom who thinks it’s beautiful. Will update with others’ reactions (hopefully soon!).

I am glad we bought an antique stone because I didn’t want a round brilliant, I prefer the way older cuts reflect light. Love everyone’s rings on this thread!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

I don’t have an OEC (they are gorg), but I have a vintage cushion cut.  I simply adore it and love how it looks.  I get compliments on my ring but hardly anyone really gets a good look at the diamond and compliments that. I think these boards and the boards at Pricescope are full of people who are all about the details – regular people you run into throughout the course of the day are less likely to be these people.  Enjoy your ring and know that there are people out there that are drooling over it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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baileybagels :  RBCs never appealed to me. My OEC speaks to my soul, and from the moment I saw my first, I knew I wanted one. I love the chunkiness of it and the warm, dynamic color. 

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