(Closed) Round brilliant vs old European cut diamond – which do you prefer?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which would you choose?
    Round brilliant : (68 votes)
    37 %
    Old European cut : (116 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    You are very lucky to have one of them given to you that is awesome.  I am really all about colour so I would pic the Ring Bearer. If they were both a good colour I would go for the OEC one 100%. The OEC colour wont be so bad if you had it in a solitaire setting but when you have it in something with other whiter diamonds, like the setting you chose, you might notice it more….GOOD LUCK and cant wait to see the final product!

    Post # 4
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    @GelaMac:  Same! (:


    Post # 5
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am very color sensitive, so I voted for the Ring Bearer.  But it really depends on the cut quality of each stone.  Have you seen them side by side to compare?  Which one speaks to you more?

    Post # 6
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    OEC by a country mile.

    I’ve realised in the past year that I genuinely don’t like modern Ring Bearer diamonds for myself. It’s not like I don’t think they’re pretty, just that they look a bit boring on my hand (no matter how excellent the cut is).

    Post # 8
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m an antique cut girl all the way! I just think they look so romantic. 

    Post # 9
    65 posts
    Worker bee

    I voted for the round brilliant based on the fact that the diamonds are 2 different colours and I prefer colourless.

    Post # 10
    4951 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    It’s tough. Both would be equally pretty. I actually think a champagne colored diamond is gorgeous in the right setting. What color setting where you thinking of having?

    I don’t mind color in diamonds. I think they were pretty. I do love Ring Bearer though. So I am no help here. :b

    Post # 11
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2004

    @SpecialSundae:  I completely agree with this. I sincerely dislike RBs also. But I LOVE OEC. gorgeous. Plus, I like warmer diamonds. I don’t have a warm diamond, but I think they look just gorgeous and have such great personality. I would go with the OEC if it was me.

    Post # 12
    732 posts
    Busy bee

    I have a round brilliant personally and I love it. BUT every so often a secret part of me longs for an OEC! Lower colors are very characteristic of OECs and I wouldn’t let that bother me.

    Post # 13
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I LOVE antique cuts, provided that the diamond is high quality enough that it still sparkles! I’m all about a cut that no one has so I would definitely choose the OEC.

    Post # 14
    585 posts
    Busy bee

    I am completely in love with the OECs myself. I just love the chunkiness and the big flashes of color. I also LOVE the side profile with the high table, mmmm! Just make sure that you like the color and that the cut is good if you go with the OEC. 🙂

    Post # 16
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If you want an antique style, I say the OEC!

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