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

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I think bowties can actually be a pretty feature of an elongated stone if not too dark.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

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AlohaBaby :  

4 pronged rings are very popular right now for rounds and ovals, even for large carat stones.  I don’t get it.  It leaves the girdle so exposed to chipping for large stones, never mind the risk of the stone falling out…and yes, the stone falling out is a real risk.  For some people they find peace of mind by insuring their rings and then they don’t worry.  That wouldn’t be enough for me.  I can’t relax and go about my day if I know the ring on my finger is fragile.  I am considering switching out my pear for an oval in the future for this reason (the tip of a pear is fragile and vulnerable and it’s distracting to me when I wear it).  I have also made up my mind that I will be getting a six prong setting for it to hold it securely and protect the girdle so I can relax and enjoy wearing it.  I do prefer six prongs all around the sides (1,3,5; 11,9 7) rather than having four prongs on the sides and the other two at top and bottom.  But some people really only want four prongs and anything else spoils the enjoyment of the ring (shrug).  Try to figure out what really matters to you and go with your gut.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

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AlohaBaby :  It’s a big purchase! You’re smart to be thorough 🙂

Post # 22
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Honey bee

I have said for anwhikennow that there’s too much fuss made over bowties lately. It’s part of the cut and most of the time it’s fine. But it’s getting so people are afraid of the slightest bowtie, so they are coming up with other oval cuts – and they just look weird to me. 

If you hate it, return it. (I’m assuming you didmt get an ASET for the stone which would have told you how it reflects light)

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I don’t mind a bowtie at all, but if it bothers you, I agree with a pp’s suggestion of asking them to send other photos and videos.

Post # 24
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Worker bee

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AlohaBaby :  thank you so much! This is a 2.3 ct but it faces up around 2.6-2.75. Yes I really love the return policies of online vendors, just know if you’re returning for a refund and you’re using any kind of financing it will probably take a few days to process so you might not be able to buy a new one right away (at least so I’ve heard!) 

 

but I totally get wanting to minimize bow tie, I was pretty stressed about it but got very lucky to have found a stone with a very small bow tie and it’s not a super dark one anyway. 

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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AlohaBaby : They really are a special cut. Here’s mine:

Close Up Engagement Ring and Band

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