Post # 1
Another user just posted her beautiful OEC ring and it was great to see somebody else with a stone that looks similar to mine. 🙂
I want to see other ladies with OEC cut diamond rings!
Why do you love your OEC ring? Did you go out looking for this cut or stumble upon it? Have you had any comments, positive or negative about the cut?
I love mine because I know it was cut by hand by an artisan. Theres something very special and romantic about it. I love things that are hand made, they show character for me, I like the little “flaws” that make each one unique. I like the softer, warm sparkle that OEC stones have.
The only worry I have is that if I get a band with stones in it it would be hard to match the feel of the OEC with modern stones. Modern cuts have a more icy sparkle quality that can make the OEC stone look a little “dull” side by side.
Here it is! I might try to take a better photo later, these really don’t do it justice.
Post # 3
That is sooooooooooooo pretty!
Post # 4
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
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
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
@prettyinpink11: That might be the most perfect RHR I’ve ever seen in my life! Soooo pretty!
Post # 9
OEC’s are SO underrated. Beautiful rings ladies!
Post # 11
@MsMeow: awww thank you!!!
Post # 12
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
@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
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
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
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.