Hi all! I have been looking at the crushed ice versions of the harro gem, particularly the oval shape, but they have it in other shapes too. I know they are new and not many have them yet, but I was hoping this thread could be a place to discuss them and of course pictures!
I know one of our members here has an oval, and I hope she posts. In particular I am wondering, does the ice part not “move” as you move your hand? I have watched the comparison videos, and in one it seems like the ice part is VERY sparkly with the sparkles moving, but the rest of them, not so much. Like, they just sit there with very little movement and less sparkle while the other portions of the stone (the wider non-ice parts), sparkle a lot.
If anyone has a harro, please post and of course lots of pics, even if not the crushed ice, and all the stats please!
Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
I am curious about these new stones as well. Many of the photos of them the facets look kind of…mushy? But, in truth, I’m more interested in the antique or more traditional larger facet patterns.
As an aside, I have a “crushed ice” cushion diamond and honestly, no, the light doesn’t move within it like it would with a more clear facet pattern (round, etc.). It has more general sparkle but I find that when it gets dirty (quickly) it goes fairly flat and doesn’t give the light play like I would like.
The rainbow sparkle in this stone is nowhere near as intense as other moissanite so this may be a plus to some. It mostly has white sparkle with a little bit of rainbow sparkle. As far as the crushed ice sparkle is concerned, light does move through out the center. The sparkles are much smaller due to the tiny facets that create the crushed ice look, with slightly larger flashes on the outer edges where the facets become bigger. If you look at a great quality cushion modified brilliant diamond with little to no light leakage that has the crushed ice look you will notice that they do this as well. The center is still very lively in this stone! It’s seriously by far the most diamond like moissanite I’ve seen so far. I’m hoping there will be a sunny day here soon so I can post a video for you guys showing how it performs!
DrunkInLove : That’s very helpful. I have a little bit of crushed ice in my .75 pear diamond, and it’s pretty. I would be looking to buy a 1.5 ct equiv. size though, so those ice areas will be much larger. I do worry about it looking flat. On the other hand, the non-ice type cuts like C&C, do have larger facets, but at 1.5, they seem sometimes non-diamond looking.