(Closed) Opinion needed on EC

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
2156 posts
Buzzing bee

EC is not a shape where you can ignore quality – the steep cuts show every flaw – you need to go with the highest possible clarity you can find. I would *NEVER* get an SI1 in an EC. You couldn’t go lower than VS1 in this shape. Also, if all she really cares about is size…EC is probably not the best option, as ECs face up small for their carat (that is to say, a 1 carat EC will look smaller than a 1 carat Round Brilliant).

Honestly, I think you should probably just stick with RB or even an Oval cut (if she likes the elongated shapes). Both are going to hide flaws MUCH better, meaning you can get a lower clarity stone, as well as face up larger than an EC. Ovals face up even larger than RBs, and tend to be less expensive, so that seems to be the “most bang for your buck” situation.

Post # 17
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

If she doesn’t mind visible inclusions or color, maybe buy the stone and see how it looks? Pending the return policy. There’s a bee on here with a huge emerald cut with visible inclusions, it’s gorgeous. I’d for sure wear it! I like the character. Did she specifically ask for an emerald cut? If you go with the lower color I’d make sure you get the setting diamonds knocked down to a loweer color.

like other bees have said, you could go for a lower color oval with SI1-2 clarity and get a bigger size with inclusions pretty hidden.

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