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

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 91
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Helper bee

octoberbride2018 : Yay for bringing this thread back!! Beautiful ring, congrats! I’m recently engaged too! Here’s mine, please excuse my nails😁     

Post # 93
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Newbee

Loving all the rings! The OEC really gives the rings a vintage flair. Here’s mine:

Post # 94
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Here’s mine!

Post # 95
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

Just got mine today….EEEEK!!!  .56ct fierce beauty

Post # 96
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Wannabee

Hello! This blog helped me deciding on my stone, so I wanted to add on some info hoping it will help another. I am OBSESSED and so happy I chose moissanite. I ordered a 7.5 OEC moissanite from etsy (for $85!). It is from a site called golden bird jewelry and requested as white as possible with the smallest possible cutlet. Was a little worried with no warranty/made in India etc but it was absolutely gorgeous and has exceeded expectations, especially given the price and what other moissanite goes for. Very white, not too much sparkle (just right!) and has such a good look to it in all lighting. Hard to capture on photos I close, but the cut is great and you can see the little “flower” in the middle of the stone nicely. I have included photos with it resting on my hand (5.5size ring finger for reference). Hope this helps!

 

1. Kitchen under bright fluorescent lighting 

2. Hallway no overhead lighting

3. Outdoor shade

4. Outdoor direct sun 

5. Shot from a distance in outdoor shade. 

Post # 97
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

TurningAProffitt :  Every time I stumble across your ring I literally gasp. I am so in love!!!! I’ve already commented on another thread but I can’t help myself. It makes me want to get a solitaire when I’ve been DEAD set on a halo forEVER. 

What kind of wedding band are you pairing it with? That’s the trouble I’m having. It’s hard to find a band to compliment such a unique setting!

Post # 98
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

michellelynn9175 :  thank you so much! It was so fun designingg it together!  I was set on a halo at first too then one day I was looking at a good friedn’s ring that had a halo and it was not cleaned in a while—it really seamed to detract from the ring and even made the center stone look less sparkly to me. The halo is just not very pretty to me if it is dirty. That was the moment I changed my mind. 

 

Here is an example of what we are modeing the band after—except with really fine millgrain around the outside.

 

 

Post # 99
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

TurningAProffitt :  oh wow, that is absolutely beautiful!!! My problem is that round solitaires just don’t look good on my hand. I started at cushion, then went to ACC, then elongated ACC, then elongated brilliant, and now I’m stuck on OEC. Haha! I’ve adored Harro for quite some time so your experience has really helped me. I also got a quote for a custom OEC from JYB. I found an OEC that was slightly off round and I just fell in love with it! I’ve posted pics over on my other thread:

https://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/elongated-cushion-moissanite-vendors-not-acc-or-omc-please/page/27

I’m thinking about David Klass for the setting, I just don’t know what band to put it with. When I was considering an elongated cushion, I chose a 6 stone halo band. The center stones are round, and I just don’t know if it would look too modern with the e-ring? While I love the antique settings with milgrain and engraving and detail, I’m just not sure it’s for me. But then I see rings like yours and I LOVE THEM!!!!!

Do you mind me asking what size center stone you chose and what your ring size is? 

 

Post # 100
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

It is an 8mm and ho estly, I do wish I had gone smaller. It is just SO big. I probably would have been happy with 6 or 7 mm. My finger is 5 1/4 and the band width is 1.7 mm (I wanted 1.5 but they just refused and now I am glad because that would have been too thin with how big the stone is). 

Post # 101
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

TurningAProffitt :  Thanks for the info! I love the finger coverage you have, but I’m also a 7.5 so I’d have to go up to a 9 or maybe even a 10 to get that look. Haha! 

I think the band width is perfectly proportionate too 🙂 I think you’re one of the first Bees I’ve talked to that wish they would’ve gone smaller! LOL

Post # 102
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Newbee

futuredocr :  Might just be my computer but I don’t see any pictures – would you mind re-uploading?  I have an OEC e-ring being made right now and our stone and finger size specs match perfectly so would love to see some ring porn until I finally have my e-ring LOL 🙂

Post # 103
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

futuredocr :  I second that! Can’t see on mobile or desktop ☹️ 

Also, I couldn’t find the etsy seller you bought from. Can you possibly post a link or something to direct me? Thanks!

Post # 104
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Blushing bee

Hi Bees, I have a question…

MoCo posted 2 pics of their freshly made OEC rings and the 1st picture was a 1ct OEC, but i thought it looked like transitional cut like what one of the other bee mentioned.

The 2nd pic had a 2ct OEC and has fatter/chunky facets, more to what i like, that flower in the center.

 

I did ask MoCo why the difference and i was told that the 1ct would have a more narrow looking facets. Is that true? So if I want a chunky facet, i’ll have to go 1.5ct and up? Does anyone here love their MoCo OEC?

I’m interested in MoCo is because they have ready stocked OECs. I know Fire and Brilliance sells them, but there’s something about FAB stones i’m not keen on..

Thanks!!

Post # 105
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

miumui :  That is strange that it would make THAT much of a difference. What size center stone are you wanting? Have you priced JYB? I’m sure she will be pricier, but Harro sells OEC too if that’s an option you’d be interested in! 🙂 

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