(Closed) "Nail Head" appearance on OEC moissanite? Pics!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
2699 posts
Sugar bee

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
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2007

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
1998 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

CremePK:  gorgeous in the rose pic, yes just bad lighting obviously!

Post # 20
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

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
4257 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

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
2569 posts
Sugar bee

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
10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
1530 posts
Bumble bee

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!

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