(Closed) Spinoff: Why did you decide to go with a round center stone?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
3879 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wanted something classic and different from the ring I had during my first marriage. Plus, I think the rounds shine the best. 

Post # 17
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

I wanred a pear shaped center stone for my new wedding set. I started drooling over them online and when I tried 2 on in stores I was in love. My husband liked them, but didn’t think it would look good in my wedding set. He thought something more classic (AKA a round) would look better. So i got a round…….and a pear. Lol. After unsuccessfully trying to sell the pear I’ve decided to keep it and move forward with putting it in a RHR next year.

Here is my round 2.15ct Amora Gem. My setting is being made by David Klass right now so it is just sitting in an old silver ring in the photo.

Post # 18
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

As others have said, it’s the scintillation you get with the round brilliant. I also adore emerald cuts and they come a really close second for me even though they are so different. If my husband had surprised me with an emerald cut I would have been happy. 

I like a chunky pear but while I love coloured oval gemstones with diamond halos, I’m less keen on oval diamonds. The bow tie thing would annoy me and I only seem to like them in a halo. Princess and radiant cuts aren’t for me, although I like some of the ones on here on their owners. 

I’m 45 and thinking about it, the older and more confident and comfortable I feel, the less I’m bothered about being “unique” I just like what I like. I used to dress much more individually in my teens and early twenties and I don’t think it’s that I’m more conservative now, it’s just that I can’t be arsed to put the effort into bring different and don’t think my appearance defines me in any way. I used to think solitaires were a bit boring but when I tried one on it became my first choice. 

Post # 19
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

Because it is classic and never goes out of style.  i have a solitare, but i love a round in a cushion halo too. I also love a three stone. With a round i think you have many choices if you decide on a different setting in the furture. 

Post # 21
5046 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

CLASSIC and SPARKLETASTIC!! I like other shapes, but love the sparkle! Mine’s an OEC cut so it has chunky sparklesssssssssss!

Post # 22
216 posts
Helper bee

We spent almost 3 months looking but kept coming back to the round. I wanted a ring I could wear with an evening gown or jeans. Most of the rings looked to dressy or fancy for me. I knew this would be my one forever ring so we decided on the classic RB solitaire. It was also my hubby’s first choice. And here’s my temporary wedding band bc I see too many beautiful rings on here and can’t make up my mind… Hope your proposal comes soon! 



Post # 23
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’m not sure why but I think rounds just look better on my hand. My Fiance picked it out because it’s more traditional and not gaudy which we felt like on my hand it’ll look ridiculous. 

Post # 24
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I love round diamond solitaires because they’re classic, timeless and sparkly (not that other shapes aren’t). My ring kind of reminds me of rings I’d see in cartoons and Disney movies growing up. 
Also, my husband likes the look of a solitaire so that worked out nicely as well.


My tastes changed over time though. A few years ago I was sure that the Tacori RoyalT was my ring haha. It’s pretty but definitely not something I could wear everyday.  

Post # 25
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love rounds because they are classic and stunning and never ever go out of style or get out dated. 

Post # 26
3102 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had a 1.1ct center diamond in my first ring which we upgraded to a 2ct after a few years. Then it fell out of its setting and I replaced it with a pear shape. A couple of decades later I find myself missing my old RB, but now I know much, much more, and I expect top performance. Thus, my AGS000.

Post # 27
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I wanted a vintage ring or a repro. The setting I fell in love with was made for a round, and since FB moissy were being cut in OEC, that is abviously the cut I got for the vintage look. I love it! 


Post # 28
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - New Orleans, LA

I went in thinking I wanted a cushion cut but I found myself picking up the round brilliants. So eye catching and they just looked so perfect!!

Post # 29
1012 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Cause the SPARKLE!!!!! 😀20150819_172141(0)

Post # 30
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

1. They seemed to be a good value, meaning we could go down in color and up the size without the color being super obvious. 

2. I’m all over the place and a round diamond seemed classic. I think I’ll still like it as my tastes change… 

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