Post # 1
Hey there! Anyone with an OEC moissy (or diamond??) bothered by that hole at the bottom? I haven’t seen one in person, but I’ve seen some pictures and videos. Mostly it doesn’t bother me, but sometimes all I see is that big, black hole. I’ve ordered one in a ring and now I’m questioning if I should’ve gotten that. Any advice or opinions?? Thanks!
Post # 2
It’s like the black “arrows” on modern round brilliants. It’s something that you see in pictures when you view the stone head on but since you observe the stone from multiple different views throughout the day when you actually wear it, it’s not something that is glaringly obvious like a missing part or anything.
Also, when you watch those videos do they have a black background? Because once the stone is set, you may just see the metal (or your hand underneath if you have an open gallery) and it won’t be a dark gaping hole.
Post # 3
I finally got to see one in person the other day. It was a .75ct and I had to search for that cutlet. I thought it was going to be this big prominent circle in the middle of the stone but it’s not. I can only see it if I’m moving it around trying to look at it. I was actually kinda disappointed since I was so used to seeing it in pictures. At first I thought I got the wrong stone. But usually the OECs that I see on here are at least 1.5 ct which would make the cutlet bigger and more noticeable.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!
I have a 1.25 oec and my culet is smaller than I expected. It is much more noticeable in pictures than in person that is for sure. I was afraid that it would bother me but it doesn’t at all. I don’t even really notice it unless I’m looking straight down at my ring which doesn’t happen as often as you’d think. But that said, it’s all part of that specific cut. I wanted an oec because it is vintage and different from what everyone else has, ya know? I love the chunkiness of it and the GORGEOUS rainbow flashes it throws. The culet will most likely be bigger the larger the stone size. Don’t worry too much about it, your stone will be perfect!
Post # 5
It does not bother me. In one of my OEC moissy it was so small I could not notice it. In the other, I could see it clearly. My diamond’s is noticable, but again, it doesn’t bug me. In real life, I think it looks kinda cool, like the stone has something special about it.
Post # 6
I have a 1 ct OEC moissy set as a pendant and I’ve never even noticed the culet, it’s something you have to examine the stone carefully to even see on a stone that size. The OEC is a beautiful cut, you’re going to love it!
Post # 7
If someone on the Bee had not mentioned it, I would have never noticed it. I have a 2.5 ct moissanite, so I think if anything my cutlet is more pronounced. It’s not so obvious that I’m distracted or it’s all I see, but I do take notice of it sometimes. But all in all it’s not a problem. The bigger you go, the more you will see it. No one has noticed it besides me, though, and it’s just because I know to look for it. I would rather have the cutlet with the OEC cut. The OEC cut is to DIE for!!!
Post # 8
nope, doesn’t bother me at all. as other have said, barely even notice it. what I see more of is the reflections of the culet inside (kozibe), which is beautiful!
Post # 9
The culets of the new batch of moissanite are infinitely smaller than they originally were- I asked about this when I ordered my ring from moissyco. When I got my ring, I expected to be able to see the culet hole, but it’s really tiny!
Here’s a pic for reference (and this picture is the only time I’ve been able to see the culet at all) :
Post # 10
When I ordered my OEC, I specifically asked for a stone with a smaller culet. I wanted one there because it is part of the charm of the stone, but not too big. Some people prefer a large culet and some none at all. You could ask for a stone without one. This is my moissy.:)
Post # 11
luckylady3090: I love your ring!! Side view?
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pandabee: Someday_Mrs_Maguire: jcent: kestane: birchwood29: patchy:
Thanks to everyone for alliviating my fears. I kknow, I’m just being a dork!
And thanks mrstea83: luckylady3090: for real life examples! Soooo pretty and can’t wait to get mine!!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
I have an OEC diamond, and the hole is barely noticeable. it usually looks white and does not stand out any more than the surrounding highlights.