(Closed) Princess vs Round Cut Solitaire

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee

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ambernelson1:  haha no worries at all! Happy to help 🙂  I actually lucked out and bought it used for a ridiculous price, then took it to my jeweller to have the head replaced, etc. but the identicle style is the petite Tiffany solitaire on moissyco. It is extremely white almost all the time, except in overcast conditions it takes on a slightly warm tint, but I love that look too! No one has questioned it, but I have verbal diarrhea and blurt out that it’s A moissy almost immediately after someone compliments me on it lol

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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chicagold:  Love your ring, it’s just perfect.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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Drizzle:  Thank you!  It’s a James Allen stone and setting, I love it!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

This is a 2.07 ct round brilliant on my size 3.5 finger (don’t mind the temporary setting/holder).  My fingers are a little smaller than yours, but 6 is definitely on the smaller side and a stone in that weight would look substantial on you.

Just my (biased) opinion, but I think round brilliant is more classic/timeless than princess. If you like square cuts, I think an emerald is also timeless, and a rectangle isn’t that far off from a square. A 2ct emerald cut would be stunning.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

Round all the way!!!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - sandcastle

I love round diamonds

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I think you should go to a jewelry store/department store and just try on the shapes on your hand. It might be that one really jumps out to you as being more flattering.

Another thing to consider is the setting/side view of the ring. I noticed that while I really like princesses from the top looking down, many have boxier settings (due to the square shape of the stone), which I found I didn’t like as much as a more rounded basket. 

 

ETA: Oh and one other thing since you mentioned you might be going the moissy route. I can’t speak from experience, but I think Bees have said that round moissys hide color better than other cuts. I think this is true for diamonds as well actually. So that might give the round a few extra points in your calculation.

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Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I love my round! The sparkle is insane!   

 

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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ambernelson1:  nothing sparkles like a Round Brilliant. (Obviously biased)

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper

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ambernelson1:  I would suggest if you go for round to get a 6 prong ring as well.  It really highlights the roundness of the ring.

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

and yes, square/fancy cuts do hold color significantly more than RBs. I think they’re pretty too, but I just dig a round sparkle more than a sharp square. It’s a personal preference, try some on! 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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ambernelson1:  I completely agree with everyone saying go try some on! You may be shocked at what you end up completely loving and actually seeing them both on you may totally sway you. That being said, I have a princess cut that my wonderful fi picked for me and I could not be happier. I had always assumed I would get a round diamond because that’s what I mostly see but he loved the princess and it did not disappoint! It sparkles like crazy! The rounds are classic but if you’re going the solitaire route, any shape is pretty classic! Whatever you get will be absolutely beautiful, im sure! Happy hunting! 🙂 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

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ambernelson1:  I’m a fan of Round Brilliant because I think they are more classic and timeless. Plus I might be biased too. But I say go try them on and see which one you think fits for personality! 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

 

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MrsBuesleBee:  wow!!  so stunning!!

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I agree with all the other posters about trying different options on your hand. A few months ago I thought a round brilliant with a halo was my dream ring. I tried halos on and they just didn’t look good on me like they do on many other people. 

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