(Closed) moissanite: cannot decide which cut i want!!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
Hostess
10400 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

OEC OEC OEC!!!!!!!!

I had a cushion and my coworker has a RB. Hands down the OEC is more beautiful, IMO.

OECs have big chunky flashes of pastel color. RBs and cushions have splintery disco ball flashes. It’s all personal preference, really. But the RBs are too “flat” looking for my taste. 

If you really want a round and don’t like OECs my next choice would be the H&A cut.

Post # 4
Member
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

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Ambers61582:  Agree with the PP- OEC!!

I have a RB and as much as I love it- I WISH so badly I would’ve gone with the OEC

Post # 5
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2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a cushion. I’ve never seen a RB moissy in person, but I think squarer shapes look better on my hand. I love it.

Post # 6
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668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I would pick in this order.

OEC

RB

Cushion

 

OEC is the way to go for moissy cuts IMO. It blows the other two out of the water.

Post # 7
Hostess
10400 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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Ambers61582:  I preferred my cushion to her RB in the same size. The RB just looked too flat… but the cushion is more like a modern brilliant cushion (as far as diamond cuts go) and not like the crushed ice looking cushion cut. I’m sure there is a term for that cut, I just don’t know it. 

Post # 8
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4252 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Between a round and a cushion, I would go cushion.  I just love cushion cuts all around, and the moissy cushion is very pretty.  The RB will be whiter, but the cushions are the next whitest cut.  

I do love the OECs, but they are very warm compared to the other two, and old cuts are not for everyone.  The sparkle and look is totally different.

The H&A moissy is also VERY nice, and availabe in 1ct RBs.  But again, they are warmer, and come at a price premium.  And the new RBs that are coming out often do have visable arrows.  The standard cut of moissanite has improved tremendously in that last year, especially for the RB.

Post # 9
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1535 posts
Bumble bee

I’ll weigh in With my personal opinion after having a couple OECs and RB moissys, though never a cushion. 

I love both and they each have pros and cons…OECs have lovely pastel chunky facets with a high crown (profile). They are gorgeous, however, some are cut too deep and I find lately the midle faceting under the table don’t flash as much as I would like. It is a warmer stone  

The RB is a flatter stone, yes, but the wall to wall (or prong to prong) sparkle is amazing! It faces up whiter and just gives off the most beautiful glitters.

I am ocd and once I see something that bothers me, I can’t unsee it..that’s me. Either way, moissy is a beautiful, budget friend option! 

Good luck and congratulations. Here’s a quick comparison shot I have more if you’d like. Unset OEC on left, both 8.5mm.

Post # 10
Member
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

OECs are gorgeous. I love the chunky facets! If I hadn’t of gotten a radiant cut OEC would be my second choice. (The radiant moissanites truly are beautiful if you still have any desire for a square, they are cut a little different than a diamond radiant, and the color dispersion is insane, I’ll postpics of mine just for fun!) To me they are way prettier than round brilliants.

 

cushions are very pretty too, but I believe they tend toface up slightly smaller for their carat size than other cuts, but they are gorgeous. My friend just got a 2ct cushion moissy, and it looks HUGE of course, but I thought it was 1.5-1.75 cts at first when I saw it, so keep that in mind If you want more face up size.

 

okay so here is my 1.2 ct radiant moissanite! The way it looks when tilted almost tricks the eye, it looks a bit like and elongated cushion!

 

Post # 11
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274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Museum

I went through the same dilemma, but ended up going with a round forever brilliant and I’m very happy with my decision! 🙂

Post # 12
Member
10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Oec!!! RB moissy is pretty but I’m not a fan of the thin splinter like facets

Post # 13
Member
3973 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

I’m one who doesn’t like the OEC For myself.. So I bought a RB and I love it. It’s is super white, super sparkly and I get compliments all the time. I really love it.  Here’s mine… 

Post # 14
Member
4252 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

The new RBs, while flatter than an OEC, are really not flatter than a diamond now.  Just an FYI.  That *was* a problem with them in the past, but the new cut is incredibly diamond lilke.

Post # 15
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2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

Idk why so many ppl like OEC…it’s the least attractive cut IMO. 

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