My ring and it’s culet I need reassurance :-( :-(

posted 11 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
1164 posts
Bumble bee

Your diamond definitely has an open culet, its not an inclusion. is your diamond an oec or transitional cut? Based on your pics it looks like an old cut which culets are very very common in. 

Post # 3
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The culet is the pointed part of the diamond underneath, not an inclusion. If it’s perfectly pointed, you shouldn’t see a dot, but if like bellabee16 :  said, it’s “open”, then you will see it

Post # 5
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1989

Your ring is stunning!  I love old cut stones, and yours is gorgeous.

Post # 6
706 posts
Busy bee

A culet is not an inclusion, it’s the way the diamond is cut. When there is no culet, you won’t see the dot in the center of the diamond as it come to a sharp point. Your is just cut with a culet. 

Post # 7
6296 posts
Bee Keeper

lol I’m waaaay less spec-savvy than your average Bee, my own ring could have a cutlet in it for all I know tongue-out But my first response when seeing your ring is ‘gorgeous’ – & the first pic with the other rings, love how they go together, so I would totally wear/ love these rings! 

Post # 8
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It’s not an inclusion. The culet is the bottom tip of the diamond. 🙂

Post # 9
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

As others have said, it’s a cutlet and a feature of some antique cuts.  Enjoy your lovely ring!

Post # 10
19 posts

Your ring is gorgeous, it is definitely not a carbon deposit. 

Post # 11
5303 posts
Bee Keeper

It is not an inclusion. 

All diamonds have a culet (except maybe rose), but most modern cuts are pointed so there is no “dot”. The open culet as you have just means the point has been cut off – think like a pastry bag. Pointed = no dot, cut off = small/medium/large dot. It is a distinguishing factor in an old cut, very charming IMO! 

Post # 12
2128 posts
Buzzing bee

It’s hard to get a photo where you can see it as well as in real life, but my old cut stone has a very visible culet. I don’t view it as a flaw at all – it’s just part of how stones used to be cut. 

Post # 13
2565 posts
Sugar bee

Your stone looks to be an Old European Cut (OEC) or a Transitional cut (after OEC’s, before Modern Round Brilliants), and small-large culets is a feature of those stones. It’s completely normal.

The link below shows a moissanite cut to an OEC pattern – see the open culet?

Post # 14
8994 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

I think the culet is a major part of the charm in OECs!! Have you heard of the kozibe effect that culets create? You should google it, it’s super rad.


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