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 # 17
    527 posts
    Busy bee

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    Daisy_Mae :  was going to say the same thing!

    I’ve seen plenty of cz’s with bowties, idk how it has anything to do with the “natural” raw material of your diamond, OP. It’s just the way it was cut. 

    Post # 18
    38 posts
    • Wedding: January 2017

    Love my oval. Nobody has ever commented on the shadow, I don’t think anyone has even noticed it besides me and then only in certain light

    Post # 20
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

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    arosebyanyothername :  lol THANKS it’s by OPI and called taupeless beach. Its not a gel polish. 

    Post # 21
    1227 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    My marquise is always bright where the bowtie would be.  In all lights and angles the diamond stays bright.  Some of the best advice I received was to avoid shallow depths and visually inspect your fancy cut to avoid bowties.  This is my 0.75ct very light pink SI-1 marquise.

    Post # 23
    28 posts
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Mine definitely has a bow tie but I only notice it in certain lighting. But I love my oval nonetheless 😀

    Post # 24
    3898 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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    hazeleyesbride :  I don’t think I have the most noticeable bow tie. Love my ring either way 🙂 


    Close Up Engagement Ring and Band

    Post # 25
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    In the words of Doctor Who – bowties are cool!

    Well, not always lol, but some people really take the bowtie concerns too far IMO. An appropriate contrast of light and shadow in the larger middle facets is what makes elongated stones special and beautiful. Of course if there’s a true bowtie that stays dark most of the time, that’s no good. But a few bigger flashes of light and shadow in the middle can be prettier than a totally uniform stone. 

    I don’t think mine has a prominent bowtie, but I actually love this picture of it at “ultimate max bowtie” – I think it’s beautiful:

    Post # 26
    4 posts
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Post # 27
    1255 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

    I don’t really notice the bow tie in my pear. It shows up in pics worse than in real life. It doesn’t bother me, most fancy shapes have them 

    Pic with macro shot

    What it usually looks like 

    Post # 28
    389 posts
    Helper bee

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    plpinkinsa2001 :  yeah…I only see the bow tie in my pear in pics! 


    I’ve always had elongated shaped stones and the bow tie has never bothered me in any of them.  Here’s a pic with and without in different lighting.




    Post # 29
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Oddly, I honestly only notice my bow tie when I am in the car. I love my 💎  so it doesn’t bother me!  

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