Did I get a good deal on this ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
2486 posts
Buzzing bee

It’s definitely not a MRB. If it was, you’d see a whole mess of thinner “arrow” type facets under the table – the 8 main ones surrounded by reflections.

In your stone, you can clearly make out the 8 rounder, petal-shaped facets with nothing else visible under the table.

The only thing that really makes it different from a typical OEC is the lack of visible culet, which puts it closer to the transitional period/cut. But I think it’s definitiely an OEC with a tiny culet as opposed to a transitional. Transitional pavilion faceting is usually closer to MRB’s – less flower-petal-like and more arrow-like.

I’m sure RayKay can explain better than I can. 

Post # 34
2486 posts
Buzzing bee


If you scroll down on this site, you’ll see a variety of types of OEC faceting. There are some with round “petals,” some with “petals” that look a bit like pie slices, and others where the “petals” are stetched out a bit more, longer and less round.

In transitionals, the “petals” became longer and thinner because the table’s got larger, the crown angles became smaller, and the stones had less overall depth.

Which led to our MRB’s, with larger tables, lower crowns, and much spreadier than an OEC. 

If your table is larger and crown lower, you may have a transitional on your hands, and that would jive with the teeeensy culet – I haven’t seen many transitionals that retain the pretty flower petal faceting – what a find you’ve got!

Post # 39
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

moonviolet :  Aside from making sure the diamond is real, it’s also nice to get that appraisal for insruance on your ring. That way you will be able to replace it without great loss if something happens to it. 

Post # 40
1688 posts
Bumble bee

*LOVE* your ring!  You got an awesome deal. Vintage rings and vintage diamonds are just fabuous. I have many vintage rings, mostly gemstones but a few diamond ones, and I always wonder who owned them over the years, what occasion they got them for, how much they loved them, and why they parted with them.

If that ring were mine, I would not replace the chipped diamond. I would want to keep the ring’s “story” intact. (yes, I’m weird.)

Post # 41
108 posts
Blushing bee

moonviolet :  Your ring/stone is beautiful and I think you definitely got a good deal for platinum. I love ebay finds! Enjoy it and wear it in good health! 

Post # 42
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Beautiful ring and a good price! I think it totally worth it)

Post # 43
2573 posts
Sugar bee

moonviolet :  I probably wouldn’t disturb the setting to replace that small stone, but I can understand why it might annoy you since when a diamond is chipped, it can take on a dull appearance. It’s pretty tiny though and overall wouldn’t effect the sparkle of the ring as a whole. It just adds to its character. I agree with PP that it looks like a late OEC/early transitional. More transitional b/c of the large table, but you do still have the petals. It’s really pretty either way and not a modern cut stone. I would certainly enjoy it!

Post # 45
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Get the diamond replaced!!! If you only paid $650 you got a great deal. I took a quick look at James Allen’s diamond database – for a round brilliant that size you’d pay about $1300. As yours is OEC it will likely be worth more. The plat setting alone is worth $1000. So you got a ~$2500 ring for $650. That’s great! Spend a few $ and replace the diamond to make it perfect. 

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