Show me your BOWTIES- in your diamond that is :)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How much does it bother you?
    didn't bother me until people noticed it : (1 votes)
    3 %
    bothers me a little : (7 votes)
    21 %
    doesn't matter I love my diamond : (22 votes)
    65 %
    bothers me a lot- but he picked it so I'm keeping it : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I had a very obvious one and hated it, upgraded/traded it in : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My diamond has a bow tie, but it still makes for one of the prettiest rings I’ve ever seen ☺️.  Also, it’s not really noticeable except under certain harsh lighting conditions and in some photographs. So in person you don’t really see it.  Here’s my ringwith varying degrees of visible bow tie 

    Post # 3
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    1767 posts
    Buzzing bee

    a bowtie is a shadow? I’ve never heard of that before now

    Post # 6
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    849 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    hazeleyesbride :  it’s approx 8×6 mm, 1.07 cts.  I believe it’s F in color.  Thank you ! 😊

    ETA and I’m a finger size 7.25 for reference

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

     

    Here’s my “baby oVal” lol. I like to joke because I have a .90 oval and one of my friends has an oval in the same setting that’s 1.56! 

    To answer your question I never notice the bow tie and no one ever looks at my ring close enough to be able to see anything in my ring. 

     

    I will say say that I was worried about that too before I got the ring but in the end once I got the ring and have gotten used to wearing it all the time, I don’t really notice or care about any flaws that my ring may have. I think when you are waiting it’s part excitement and obsession to make sure that the ring is going to be exactly what you want. Good luck! I love ovals. 

    Post # 10
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    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Hard to get a picture but I have one I thought it just came with these kind of cuts. I didn’t know it was a bad thing 

    Post # 12
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    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    I love my oval! I had never heard of a bowtie until after we bought the diamond (before I got the ring), and during that waiting period I started to get really nervous that I would see it and it would bother me. Mine definitely has a visible bowtie, but how visible changes completely based on the angle and in the end – I love it! I think it gives it character and the only person who has ever noticed the bowtie enough to say something while admiring my ring has been me haha.

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    Post # 13
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    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

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    hazeleyesbride :  don’t forget to post your oval when you get it!!!😊

    Post # 14
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    107 posts
    Blushing bee

    I personally don’t mind the bow tie in mine! I love ovals. 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Bowties are a result of the same light-play that creates the hearts & arrows pattern in a round cut. They only became seen as a “flaw” relatively recently, like in the past 20 years or so. I suspect that’s when the diamond industry realized they couldn’t come up with a cute catchy way to “perfect” this pattern, ala “hearts & arrows”, and convince people to pay more for it, so they decided to go the opposite way and convince people it’s a flaw so they should pay more for diamonds where it’s less noticeable. Clearly, if your diamond is half dark shadow, it’s poorly cut. But there’s no more wrong with a reasonable sized bowtie than there is with reasonable sized hearts & arrows.

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    hazeleyesbride :  Not sure if you meant this to sound smarmy and hurtful, but it kinda does: “to me it reminds me that I got a real diamond not a stimulant.” Simulants also have bowties so the statement is factually wrong. And even if it was correct, so what? Your diamond is no better or worse than someone else’s simulant. You don’t have to tear others down to build yourself up.

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