Show me your Old European Cut (OEC) rings :)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That is sooooooooooooo pretty!

Post # 4
3464 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

very pretty!! mine is a RHR made in the 40’s by my grandfather…the diamonds are small so its hard to see in pictures but I’ll post anyway 🙂

Post # 6
11523 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

The top ring WAS OEC, someone then decided to try and modify it to make it a modern brilliant but it still has some of the OEC charm.  I have to get a better picture of it.  This one was taken to show coverage (the solitaire is 1.2ct and the halo is centre 0.5ct)

Post # 7
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have an OEC moissy and I love it! I love the character, chunky facets and rainbows. The diamonds around them are rb and I think its gorgeous . The diamonds are so small that you really cant tell they are rbs. I honestly can’t think about anything bad about OECs. This pic of my ring is on a blue table, so it is reflecting some of the blue, but it is normally very white, I feel like I have posted it so many times today! 

Post # 8
1998 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@prettyinpink11:  That might be the most perfect RHR I’ve ever seen in my life! Soooo pretty! 


Post # 9
2599 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

OEC’s are SO underrated. Beautiful rings ladies!

Post # 10
4110 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Post # 12
102 posts
Blushing bee

OEC 3 stone. I love my chunky facets. There’s no way anyone can accuse my ring of being dull next to a rb…in a room with splintery modern facets, the large chunky flashes really grab attention. My ring gets nothing but big compliments even when around other diamond rings. 

Post # 13
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@winterwhite:  where did you buy it if you don’t mind my asking? I’ve never seen oec cz–is it one of Winks?

So cool reflecting the pink!

Post # 14
8040 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have an OMB – old mine brilliant… it’s a cushion form of the OEC. Same chunky glitter – it’s soo sparkly. My jeweler replicates antique cuts, it’s pretty cool.

Post # 15
46 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

gemgirl- Old cuts tend to pick up a lot of color from whatever their surroundings are.It seems to be both a function of old cuts tending to be lower on the color scale and also the chunkier faceting. 

Post # 16
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My ring has an OEC center stone, two OEC side stones, and then a mix of rose cut and antique single cut diamonds for the rest of the tiny stones. I’m so happy with my OEC. My ring is an heirloom from his side, and when he proposed and I saw it was an OEC, I DIED. I fell completely  in love with them when I was looking at rings (waaaay before I should have been looking at them…). I love the chunkier faceting, the prismatic effects, and the smaller table. I agree with another poster that RBs look splintery (my Fiance has used those words exactly) in comparison. OECs just look like what I always imagined a diamond would look like. 

When we get married, I think I’m going to have a band made with either tiny OECs or rose cut diamonds…Or both. I’ll have to hunt down some pretty well matched stones, but I’ve got a long engagement and it’s worth it to me.

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