(Closed) what diamond cut makes it look the largest?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That’s my opinion, too. I love my round!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I beleive round.

But also the quality of the cut. An “ideal” or “very good” cut stone will look bigger than a stone that isn’t well-cut, even if they are the same carat size and mm across.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve heard round…which is what I have lol but I think the cut is as important as the shape for the sparkle to give it a sense of size? Just my opinion 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I also think the setting has a lot to do w/ how big it looks.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@designtosuit83: I think stones in cathedral settings tend to look large because they elevate the diamond up so it’s closer to the eye. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definately the marquis but I love my round!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve heard the round give off more sparkle but dunno about size comparison. I love my round!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think round, but I also believe the setting has something to do with it too…depending on how much light the setting lets in the diamond will look bigger or smaller…that’s one reason I’m not a fan of bezels.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@abbyful: I think it’s more that ideal or other well-cut stones have more sparkle, they do not necessarily look larger.  Quite on the contrary, many chain jewelry stores sell incredibly poorly cut diamonds that are very very shallow so that they are as wide (large) as possible to maximize carat size, while throwing sparkle and fire out the window.

Cushions, if cut properly, will almost always be significantly smaller than their round carat weight counterparts.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@GoldfishPie – If you have 2 diamonds of the same carat weight and diameter, 1 being well-cut and 1 being poorly-cut, the well-cut diamond will appear bigger to the eye (because of more sparkle).

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