(Closed) Vintage lovers: what would you choose?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which style do you prefer?

    Emerald Cut

    Old European Cut

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I prefere pears 

    Although I love bezels, I have one myself, I prefere the emerald cut. I hope this doesn’t sound harsh, the bezel looks more like a class ring to me than a wedding ring. 

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    I like the bezel, because the lines are a little softer. 

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Man, I love both of those. I’m also a vintage girl, my ring’s from the thirties, so these are right up my alley! If I had to pick, I’d go with the OEC with metalwork because I think more people would think vintage when they saw it.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    saintpaulgal:   I prefer the OEC.  I have one, and I love the way it sparkles in low light.  

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Love my OEC! It’s set in a similar setting to what you described. Everyone who sees it comments on how beautiful and unique it is with the metalwork and Edwardian inspired design. You may have seen me post it before, but I can’t help myself! 

    That being said, I think the emerald cut is also very elegant. I think It would like beautiful in a setting surrounded by actual emeralds! 

    ETA: If you do get one with intricate metalwork, know that they have to be cleaned often. I always take mine off when showering, doing dishes, putting on makeup, etc (I didn’t the first couple weeks I wore it and it was FILTHY). I also clean it myself about once a week, in addition to getting occasional professional cleanings. The other design may require less upkeep. 

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    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee

    Both styles are beautiful but my pref. is an emerald cut with baguette or shield cut side stones.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    saintpaulgal:  I love emeralds and OECs but I’d choose the emerald because of the setting. Solitaires with baguettes are one of my absolute favourites styles. The other option you gave always reminds me of a class/football ring…sorry!

    Where are you looking at rings? If you haven’t checked out Erstwhile yet, you definitely should!

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Emerald all the way. I am plotting and planning for an emerald cut ring in my future!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee

    I couldn’t vote cause I couldn’t decide! These are my two favorite cuts!! I have both and love both, so I have no clue what to tell ya! LOL 

    Just sayin you have GREAT taste, lady! 🙂

    What I like about each:

    OEC-facet pattern is mesmerizing, throws chunky pastel and primary colors, old artistry, soft and looks wonderful in candlelight.

    EC-clean lines, throws gorgeous prisms of rainbow light + big white flashes seen clear across the room. Also has a mesmerizing “hall of mirrors” facet pattern.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - Simsbury 1820 House

    I’m an OEC girl so I’m biased. Love the OECs. They sparkle like crazy.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    This would depend on size for me.  If I can afford a good quality large stone, I would get the emerald.  If I had to stick to something smaller, I would do the OEC.  I’m not a fan of small emerald cuts, they just look funny to me. 

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

     

    Im partial to an OEC in a detailed setting 🙂 this is mine – it’s from the 1920’s!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee

    Some emerald cut love here:

    And some OEC love as well:

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee

    Fishtail prong setting from the 1940s with OEC diamond:

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