(Closed) What shape is your diamond & why?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 92
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I told the Fiance i liked circles and squares. Even those pear shaped diamonds are beautiful, I have a think about symmetry. He gave me a beautiful circle diamond. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 93
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Bee Keeper

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theshannondee:  yay! Fellow antique cut lover (and dog fan!). Where did you get your ring from?

Post # 94
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine is round because I dont  like the idea of my diamond having corners. I know it’s weird, but hey, it makes me happy!

Post # 95
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Laurel Hall

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futuredoctorbee:  When I was in college my Fiance and I went to try on rings for the first time and I originally wanted a round brilliant in a thin pave halo. My tastes have changed (thanks Pinterest!) and we probably tried on three dozen rings over the last 5-6 years of looking and I ultimately decided on a cushion cut, still pave band with no halo. I’m not sure why we chose it, probably just an idea I saw on pinterest, most of my friends have rounds, my sister has an emerald and one friend has a halo oval while another has a princess. Strangely enough, as popular as they are, I’m the only one with a cushion. We both liked the square cushion look on my finger, so still similar to a round but not perfectly symmetrical. I wouldn’t change a thing! 

 

Post # 96
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I always thought I wanted 3 stones round but when I started looking I found this and fell in love its round with chanel set diamonds (not the best photo sorry)

 

I have always wanted sapphires in my wedding band by my DH had already purchased my wedding band , also after getting engaged I started to realise I am inlove with Pear shapes. 

 

For our 1 year wedding anniversary my husband had a RHR custom made for me its a Sapphire Pear Halo with shouldered diamonds I have had it 5 days and I am completely in love I did take the pictures on my wedding hand but it is my RHR ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 97
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I never gave a lot of thought to the shape of stone that I wanted and actually wasn’t set on even getting a diamond but my now husband picked out my ring on his own. It was a marquise! To be honest when I first saw it I wasn’t sure that I liked it but now I absolutely love it and wouldn’t want any other shape. To me it has a lot of sentimental value because I know he spent a long time looking for the best diamond he could within his budget.

Post # 98
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I have a princess cut quarter carat ring. It was my second choice of cut. My first would have been a teardrop. 

Post # 99
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Going into ring shopping, I was convinced that I wanted a small marquise solitaire set in rose gold. I still love both marquise diamonds and rose gold, but after trying on rings in person I decided that neither was my favorite on me. To my surprise, I liked the round cut best, which also happens to be FI’s favorite, so he was very happy too!

 

Post # 100
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Bumble bee

We went with a classic round. I do love a lot of different shapes for RHRs, though. I don’t care so much for princess.

Post # 101
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Mine is an emerald cut. I love eveything about it and it was the only shape I was interested in. While maybe not as sparkly/glittery as other cuts, the long,bright flashes of light off my stone are even more noticible and eye-catching (as said to me by friends who have round/princess stones).

Post # 102
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Bee Keeper

I wanted a heart shaped stone. I’ve always loved how playful that shape is and that it’s something fairly unique. I also think it’s romantic. I’m definitely one of those ladies who would happily rock a heart shaped stone into my 90s (and beyond — lol!).

I didn’t have a second favorite shape. I knew I didn’t want marquise. I’ve seen many marquise rings that are exquisitely gorgeous, but that shape is just not for me. Ditto with princess cuts and emeralds, as I don’t love the sharp angles of them on my own hand.

In doing his own research before we went hunting for our stone and ring, DH found out that heart shaped stones sometimes snap off at the point because of the shape. Not a huge chance of it, but he saw a lot of articles at the time about how it was possible for this to happen. Also, he felt we could get a larger and better quality diamond for the money if we didn’t go for a specialized/unique shape.

He decided we should get a round. He liked the sparkle of it and felt it was the best value for his money. Also, he liked that it could be set more securely, overall and had less chance of chipping or breaking. So, that’s what we got!

Funny thing is that I’ve now had a few rings other than my Ering (anniversary ring, gemstone ring) that I wear as wedding jewelry. And I seem to always gravitate toward the round stones. Either it really was the right shape for me, or I’m a creature of habit — ha, ha! Maybe I’ll still get my sweet little heart diamond one day. Until then, I have heart-shaped RHRs in other gemstones to keep me happy. 

Pics!

ERing:

Anniversary Ring: (which is funny because I don’t love princess cuts … and this ring has princess cuts all over the setting. )

Gemstone Ring (still round …):

Post # 103
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My original ring was a round brilliant solitaire and I just reset it into a round halo…I really love rounds I guess! 

For me I really love the sparkle and fire of a well cut round! 

Post # 104
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

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octorbee: futuredoctorbee:  I have an oval diamond,bc it is what I always liked most ๐Ÿ™‚ an oval centerstone is so classic but not that popular right now:)

 

Post # 105
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Blushing bee

I have a marquise because I wanted a solitaire but wanted it to look different even though it’s simple. I didn’t know much about rings until it came time to let my now fiancé know what I would want. Marquise diamonds spoke to me because the shape is a little odd and dramatic and a little ridiculous… which is me in a nutshell. Even though online they seem like they’re gaining popularity, I don’t see them IRL. 

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