(Closed) I *need* help choosing a ring. Oval Harro Gem or Forever One?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which cut do you prefer?

    Harro Gem (9x6)

    Forever One (9x7)

  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee

    I know there are posters with both so I’m sure they’ll be of help! I haven’t seen the Harro Gem in person but I have seen the Forever One oval and it was gorgeous. I don’t know how important it is for your stone to be diamond-like; in my honest opinion this was not. It had the pie line cut, but I thought it was beautiful and sparkly, very clear and colourless but with flashes of colour. It’s very pretty but different.

    I’ve seen Harro Gem ovals in pictures and they look more diamond-like with the bubbly, crushed ice appearance. But I’ve seen multiple posters who have seen them say that they’re not that sparkly (not my words, and I don’t know if people who own those stones agree with that). I could believe it because it’s not really an optimal cut for moissanite. But I think the pictures are lovely.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper

    how white or colorless do you want your gem to be?  if you want no color.. go with the f1.  But it looks chalk white to me.  The harro has more flare to it.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

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    oybsorc :  None of the oval moissy are really a dead-match for diamonds. But, of them, I think the Harro is the closest in cut. But, to favorite hand’s down is the jyb’s oval

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ_Tx07DpP5/?taken-by=jybjewels&hl=en. 

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ6F9joj2Bs/?taken-by=jybjewels&hl=en

    RE: Your Setting. The video of the setting does not properly show a side view, but it looks like the head is soldered to the band at one location — all four prong come to one narrow location and they don’t seem to wrap around the sides. That is driven by the band being too thin. A pave band needs to be 1.9-2mm or you will have too much metal flexing and the diamonds will be insecture. Below are setting that show much better attachment of the head to the band. Lots of way to execute this, but there needs to be more and better attachment of the head ot the band. 

    securehead

     

     

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee

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    oybsorc :  I have the crushed ice oval harro gem. I chose it because i don’t care for the faceting of the F1 oval. Plus I like that I could get a skinnier oval! If you end up going with the harro we will pretty much be ring twins, my setting is very similar to the one your getting and mine stone is also 9×6! 

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I would love a harro gem but every time I see pictures of them the cut isn’t consistent, and neither is colour. BellaBees is by far the prettiest I’ve ever seen, but I would hate to have one cut to my dimensions and not have it turn out exactly like I’d imagine it. At least C&C are consistent. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee

    I think it depends on your preference. I know a lot of people prefer the Harro, but I rather like the faceting of the C&C oval!

    Post # 11
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    Newbee

    This is my 9×6.5 D-E crushed ice harro – I just received it and it’s gorgeous! I have to admit it is a bigger center Stone than I was anticipating and I am actually looking to sell it. Sadly I’m afraid it will not fit my lifestyle and I know it will live in my jewelery box if I keep it. It was custom so returning it is not an option for me. It is stunning though! 

    Post # 12
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    I have a recently purchased 2.5 carat F1 Round Hearts and Arrow and I’m so bothered by the gray cast. I’m seriously considering replacing it with either an Amora Gem or a Harro round brilliant. Does anyone know whether these stones go cold or gray when aren’t in direct outdorr sunlight like the f1? I can’t stand to look at it in the shade or in indirect light (or inside) because its so icy and gray that I find it looks like plastic. Any suggestions?  

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I got the moissaniteco brand which I believe is cut the same as the forever one and I love it! I did want a fatter oval from the get go tho. It’s super sparkly and pretty and wasnt expensive. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2006

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    piperpo2 :  I heard from a jeweler that owns an Amora said it does go gray at night. Crazy! They aren’t cheap either. LOL

    I haven’t done a ton of research on the Harro rounds, but I’ll likely go with the NEO diamond cut. Another suggestion is to ask jewelers who are familiar with moissanite to recommend a brand. They are lucky enough to see several brands, cuts, shapes and colors so why not utilize that to your advantage? 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 1984

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    piperpo2 :  If you have a colourless (D-E-F) try a near colourless (G-H-I) – it’s less likely to have that steely grey colour. I have an E colour IF Amora Gem Ultra and it sometimes looks too icy – I think that G-H is probably best in delivering a colourless looking stone without that grey-blue tinge.

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