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

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
137 posts
Blushing bee

Here’s a pic of my OEC with an open culet. I felt the same as you when I first got my ring, but became used to it and now when I can’t see it I know my ring is dirty lol! I also have an inclusion that I didn’t notice until a week or two after purchasing my ring, I kind of see it as a birthmark and a signifier that my diamond is real, I also read an article that made a point that no jeweler could ever switch out a diamond with an inclusion(if dropped off for cleaning/repair). That all being said, there are other days where I’m very self conscious about the inclusion, but never the open culet it’s unique to old cuts which makes it special. 

Post # 17
98 posts
Worker bee

I absolutely love your ring!!! It’s so unique and has old world charm. It’s so lovely!💜

Post # 18
245 posts
Helper bee

 Here is the reason for adding a culet:

The culet is added largely to protect the integrity of the gemstone. On a diamond, the cleavage plane runs parallel to the octahedral faces, and so any damage to the tip of the diamond could cause a split up the entire length of the pavilion. With other gemstones that are not subject to cleavage, the culet is added to protect the fragility of the pointed tip.

Post # 19
2165 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

Totally normal/typical of older style cuts–I love them!

My antique cushion has one, I love when it shows itself!


Post # 20
1017 posts
Bumble bee

I love old cuts!!! I mean LOVE lol. And I adore the culet on them. Your stone is just fine, and gorgeous 🙂

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