New Poster- picking an e-ring oval..AVOIDING A BOWTIE!?

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I think all traditional ovals have some degree of bowtie which means you really need to see them in person before committing.  I will say that the August Vintage Elique oval was optimized to elimate the bowtie so if that’s really a priority then you should check them out. 

 

The Elyque Oval by AV Inc.

 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Why not ask them for photos of the stone straight on so you can evaluate?

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Here is a photo of my oval diamond. This is the worst my bow tie ever looks. It’s almost impossible to avoid a bow tie in an oval cut so you’re looking for one that’s small or not very dark rather than looking for one with ‘no’ bow tie. Videos can be good but you can also request to see more photos from the online vendor. Additionally, almost all online vendors have return policies so if you receive your stone and don’t love it, just send it back. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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AlohaBaby :  Unless it’s extreme, a bowtie is not a big deal. I think a lot of sites overstate the impact as a way to get people to pay more for a stone where it’s (slightly) less noticeable. It’s like the ladies at the makeup counter mentioning your barely-there crowsfeet as a way to make you think “omg, I better buy an eyecream!” It’s a way to make more money off of people who are insecure about something that nobody else is going to notice or care about. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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Daisy_Mae :  As a lover of elongated shaped diamonds, I agree 100%! I love my marquise diamond ring, bow tie and all 🙂 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

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ladyvictoria :  I’ve always loved your marquise, and to 
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Daisy_Mae :‘s point, I don’t recall noticing the bowtie.  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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spendabuck85 :  Thank you! It does have a slight one but it never bothered me one bit. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

I think it’s difficult to avoid a bow tie altogether with elongated cuts. You just want to avoid a really prominent one that distracts from the stone. I found that it was difficult to predict based on depths etc and that you need to see them in person 

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