Post # 16
leilarobs2: I think I needed to hear that it’s normal and doesn’t mean my stone is defective or anything! It’s truly magnificent in the sun, or inside, or wherever really. I could swear it sparkles in the dark lol. I just googled the daussi cushion cut and it’s really beautiful!
Post # 17
CremePK: Ain’t they though?? I let the windowing bother me to the point that I gave mine away. Now that I have a better understanding about different cuts and their features, I am on the hunt for another. All I could focus on was something WRONG with it when it was just being itself. Your ring is positively STUNNING! Reminds me of a JbEG setting. Enjoy it!!
Post # 18
CremePK: Hi welcome to WB. I can’t help you with the questions as I don’t own anything in OEC cut, just wanna drop in and say: your ring is GORGEOUS!!
Is it in YG or RG?…and that last pic on the rose petal looks WG-ish…haha…must be my old eyes! Can we also see a profile shot? Just lovely! Congrats!!
Post # 19
CremePK: gorgeous in the rose pic, yes just bad lighting obviously!
Post # 20
If it is cut like a true OEC the dark spot is the flatness that would be where a modern cut is pointed on the tip.. Or at least that is what a jeweler once told me. In the old cuts they did not have machines to hold the stones so they were gliued to a surface and therefore they could not cut that part of the stone to a point. That is why older diamonds also have that dark spot if you look at them in just the right lighting straight down from the top. For what it’s worth I think stone is absolutely gorgeous and I adore the setting! He did great!
Post # 21
It is a really hard thing to avoid in moissanite. There is always that angle where it just does not look as great… If it was really obvious all the time, I would say awap the stone, but if it is just at a certain angle, as mine have been with OEC moissy, I would try to just look at it as a characteristic of old cuts. FWIW, my AG OEC has it too, at a certain angle, as does my ACC diamond.
Post # 22
CremePK: Your ring is beautiful! I have an OEC as well and it is sometimes dark under the table also. It is only visible when viewed head on. It doesn’t bother me because overall I really favor the antique cut to modern cutting.
Post # 23
CremePK: there’s absolutely nothing wrong with your stone!! I just read on pricescope that this is normal for oec cuts and that it all depends on the angle the light is hitting it, and since they are cut so deep there can be light leakage. I also read that this is most noticeable when looking at the stone straight on. I’ve never seen an oec moissy that had zero darkness in the center. Your ring is amazing!
Post # 24
leilarobs2: Not all marquise have a bow tie. Mine is a little over a carat and has no bow tie, but I specifically picked this stone becasue of its cut (no bow tie).
Post # 25
I think all stones are not created Equal. It took me a while to understand that they are each unique. Even though they are man made stones. I’ve had a several Oec moissys and a a couple had that look and a couple have been absolutely perfect..your ring is to die for!
Post # 26
sourmango0707: Thank you! And of course, this photo is taken next to some septum clips, so ignore those but its the best profile shot I have lol. I’m not the best photographer!
Post # 27
majorairhead: Thank you so much! Yes I think he did well, and I think I’ll grow to love this little bit of darkness. 🙂
jcent: Definitely not obvious all the time, right now I’m sitting infront of my bedroom window, there’s some over cast, but the dark spot is no where near as pronounced as in the photos I have posted. I’ve admired your rings on other threads! You have such a beautifully elegant taste.
GemmaBella: Exactly why I wanted OEC! It just has a “flare”, the pastel sparkles are to die for!
MrsSparkleBee13: Thank you again! After (a lot) more research, I’ve come to realise it happens in nearly all Old Cuts. I don’t completely understand exactly why, but it’s cool with me now 😉
Slick: Thank you!! Yes what had me confused was “but it’s a man made stone.. how can mine be different to that one, surely they’re all the same?”
Post # 28
Here’s the worst it is during the day, which isn’t that bad and I’m pretty sure the only person that will notice is me lol. This is also the most colour it shows (to anyone that may read this and wonder how much colour it has). My partner asked Beth from Schubach’s to pick the whitest one with the smallest culet, and she did a mighty fine job!
Excuse my nasty little manicure. It’s been a while since I’ve had time!