- 3 years ago
- Wedding: February 2007
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That Harro oval 😍
All pretty except I don’t like the Harro Oval. It looks like it has a bow tie and I don’t like those.
I prefer the way the Harro flashes with less colour, but it doesn’t seem as clear. Almost cloudy? Maybe it’s just my eyes or the way the video is shot! Both are beautiful though 🙂
I agree that there is haziness in the harro ..hmm
I’m not seeing the haziness. To me it looks like the c&c stones have far more contrast in them and the Harro has less, by comparison.
I like the c&c stones better but I’m glad to see fancy cuts from competing manufacturers. This will create more variety in the marketplace.
I was unimpressed with the harro oval, but it’s nice to see them all side by side 😀
I love the colour and grainy look tot he harro with less flashes of light but I do agree its mighty cloudy.
lovesthesparkles : I honestly don’t get why this link was removed. I am a mom who lives in the Mid West, not a person who works in the jewelry industry. In order for this to be “self-promotion” I’d have to be either an employee of Harro, Lauren B, or Charles and Colvard!
I don’t own any etsy stores, jewelry stores, nor do I even know anyone who does. Trust me, I know what self-promotion is, and it is factually incorrect to state that I was self promoting.
My favorite thing about moissanite is the extreme fire, so I was kinda disappointed. The cushion had more fire than the oval, but it really ruled out harro’s for me
soontobesaint : Yea, I agree. I like a lot of fire too. But the good thing about the Harro and others like it (Neo, Zaya, ENV, etc) is that they provide stiff competition which will force C&C to finally offer antique cuts and hopefully in the future custom cuts. There’s always going to be a market for the toned down fire as well, the Harro is very diamond like in that regard. I’m all for lots of choices!!! The more the merrier, IMO.
lovesthesparkles : I agree! I loved forever classic OEC’s and was heart broken when they discontinued them.. antique cuts are easily the way to my heart so I basically cried when i saw companies were starting to offer them. I love ENV OEC’s but I’m not sure about which is the best old mine cut/antique cushion cut, and that’s what I’ve wanted for years. So overwhelming with all the brands
Amora Gem tried to do the crushed ice look in their Moissanite ovals and radiants, but the stones were discontinued almost as quickly as they were introduced. The double refractive property of Moissanite makes the crushed ice not possible. Compared to the C&C stone under a LED spot light the oval barely sparkles but under indirect light, it will look even more dead and lifeless. This the reason C&C doesn’t cut their Moissanites this way (not because they can’t but because it results in severly diminished sparkle and overall clarity of the stone). C&C used to offer a rectangular cushion that had much better sparkle.
msdenise123 : This explains a lot. I was wondering why the Harro gems looked less alive on their instagram site. Very pretty, but not as firey. I keep thinking, “put that stone under a nice spotlight” when watching their vids. They do have some neat stones though with lots of sparkle. Their starburst cut appears to be quite bright. I think it has a 100 facets.
I really wish I could get all of these stones under my roof to see them in person.
Here’s a crushed ice from Harro. It definately doesn’t have a ton of fire as do the C&C stones. However, neither would a diamond. When a diamond has a crushed ice appearance, this is typically because it’s a poorly cut stone and has much less light return (although I like the look, honestly of a crushed ice diamond):
Not a ton of fire, but very neat looking.
and here’s a link to their round cuts (including 100 facet gem):