Post # 16
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
I absolutely love your ring!!! It’s so unique and has old world charm. It’s so lovely!💜
Post # 18
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
- 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
I love old cuts!!! I mean LOVE lol. And I adore the culet on them. Your stone is just fine, and gorgeous 🙂