Round Brilliant or Old European cut in this set?

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

Brilliant is the way to go for ering imo. OEC is more of a fun side ring. My two cents. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I think it really depends on what you’re looking for in terms of fire and brilliance. If you want chunky flashes of fire that’s a little different from what most people have, then the OEC is the way to go. If you want radiant brilliance balanced with scintillating fire where your diamond can be seen from across the room, then a well cut round brilliant will do the trick. RBs are easier to come by and are more likely to be well cut due to relatively uniform standards as to what constitutes “excellent” or “ideal”. With OECs, there’s much more variance, so you would want to make sure to actually see the stone (or have a really good 360 degree video of it) to make sure it’s the type of cut pattern than you want. Personally, I’d probably pick an OEC because I’m recently fallen in love with old cuts, but like I said, it really depends on what look you want!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Is there any lab OEC diamond? New info everuday lol!

With lab route I would go with RB, many choices while good OEC are hard to find (but again I never seen lab OEC).

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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@fanshell:  Oh! Sorry for assuming! In that case, what might look best with your ring is the RB (haha the opposite of what I said in my first post). The diamonds in your halo look to be RBs, and since they’re a little bit larger, the brilliance and scintillation of your halo might make an OEC look a little dull in comparison. As beautiful as they, most OECs just can’t match excellent cut RBs in light performance. It will also be easier to match a center stone RB’s color with that of your halo because all the stones will reflect and refract light the same way. Even if an OEC center stone is the same color grade as your halo, it might face up less white due to cut differences. Since the color difference in your current ring is bothering you, I’d play it safe with the RB. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

In your setting I would def go RB. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee

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@fanshell:  Definitely RB for your set for the reasons ale1185 said about your center stone matching your halo in brilliance/performance and color. Plus the close up photo looks really good! I would save that OEC and set it in a pendant! You can get the oil slick off of it, and as a pendant it won’t get that so much like it does in a ring.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I like OEC for solitaires and RB for halos or side stones. The OEC will always seem to be warmer and it’s just a different look…it should stand on it’s own IMO. RB is going to glitter more and looks amazing with halos or side stones.

Post # 15
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Newbee

From the pics, I like the RB! I would love an OEC stone for my RHR I think…I prefer how the RB looks as an e-ring for my personal taste.

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