(Closed) Princess or Rectangular Radiant Cut Diamond?!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What kind of diamond should I get for my solitaire engagement ring?
    Princess cut : (28 votes)
    31 %
    Rectangular radiant cut : (62 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @SR:   a radiant has much more sparkle to it than a princess. I almost got that, but I opted for an oval. I like elongated stones, because it helps your fingers not look chubby or short. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have (and love) a princess, but my first choice was a rectangular radiant. If I upgrade my center stone, it’ll be to a square radiant.

    Post # 5
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    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @katy13:  do you think that’s really true? I’ve always read that, but haven’t found it to be true for me. My fingers are mega short!

    Post # 6
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    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @BlondeMissMolly:  definitely! It gives that illusion. Just like wearing black can give an illusion that someone is slimmer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
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    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @katy13:  maybe my fingers are so short the rule reverses lol. I don’t know but elongated shapes never look right on me. Maybe if they were like 3+ carat ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @BlondeMissMolly:  I dont think any stone would look bad if it was that large. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you should get what YOU like

    and not what WE like! Isnt this more of a preference thing? I have a princess-cut so

    my vote would automatically go towards that.

    Post # 11
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    943 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @SR:  I have a radiant, so I’m biased but I love it!

    Post # 12
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    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I think a princess can sparkle just as much as a radiant as long as the cut is good. I love both too! Go with which ever one looks best on your finger. My Darling Husband loves the princess cut more than the radiant so that is what we got. But I kite set it for a unique look that I love! Kite set:

    Post # 13
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    764 posts
    Busy bee

    I think they have DIFFERENT kind of sparkles. Radiant doesn’t have the sharp facets of a princess and tend to have a “Crushed ice” look. I think it’s a matter of preference.

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee

    I prefer the more defined, angular cut of the princess to the crushed ice look of the radiant.  I’m also not a fan of the bowtie look that can come with a rectangular stone so I voted princess.  

    The Princess of Hearts is probably my favorite. . .the definition of a princess cut with the non-pointy corners of a radiant.

    Post # 15
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    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @SR:  have you tried both on? I tried on different shapes and that automatically eliminated some.

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