Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Guess what shape mine is.
I suppose this will only apply if you picked it out yourself, but I’m wondering how you chose your diamond shape.
Me: I wanted something a little different from ‘the norm’ (round). I was sure I’d end up with a cushion, princess, emerald, or oval. I soon ruled out princess because it was too square for me – I liked the rounded nature of the cushion. I probably would have gotten a cushion cut if not for one jeweler showing me a pear…
I am not quite a ‘pear girl’ (as Ms. Champagne self-describes), but it got me thinking about other shapes, and I ended up going online (as if I hadn’t already spend hundreds of hours ring-ogling) and finding some gorgeous marquise settings.
I chose the marquise because it’s different, unusual, and (I think) accentuates my long fingers. It was apparently designed for the Marquise de Pompadour by King Louis XIV. Then, I also read on this website that "A marquise shape preference, then, may indicate a superficial attitude toward wealth or a desire for extravagant appearances." Jerks. (All the rest of the diamond-shape descriptions are so niiiice! )
Anyway, what’s your diamond cut, and why’d you pick it?
Post # 3
I have a cut corner princess. X-Factor from Whiteflash. I love square shapes, and I fell head over heels for a Lucida. Problem was that we didn’t have the budget for a Lucida. So we got something similar. I also looked at Jubilee, Princess of Hearts, and HOF Dream if you’re looking at that cut of diamond. My ring sparkles like nothing else and I love it!
Post # 4
Boy designed mine, but it was still exactly what I wanted. She’s a 3 stone round brilliant. He did a great job!
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
round. but i love the cushion too!
Post # 6
I have a Princess cut!! I love the square cut!! All my diamonds are princess.
Post # 7
Mines a radiant…they’re usually square I think but mines rectangular.
Post # 8
Mine’s round..that’s what he told me!
Post # 9
I have a cushion cut, haven’t seen many people with a cushion cut and love the soft edges. My setting is sort of antique too which I love.
Post # 10
I have a square cut radiant.
Here is a clip from an article explaining diamond shapes:
"The radiant cut diamond is the first rectangular cut to have a complete brilliant facet pattern applied to both the crown and pavilion and as such presents a much more dazzling and brilliant diamond
Radiant cut diamonds are especially popular for fancy-color diamonds because the shape, proportioning and facet arrangement intensify the color."
I love that there are so many different options so that there is a cut that fits every personality.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel
I’ve got a rectangular radiant. I loved the rectangular, cut-cornered shape of the emerald cut, but wanted a little more flash. With the radiant, I got everything I wanted!
Post # 12
Mine is actually VERY unique. It is cut in the shape of an octagon. By having it this shape, it adds extra facets so that is sparkles like crazyyyy!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 My hubby picked it out all by himself. He saw how much it sparkled and knew instantly that it was the one for me! 🙂
Post # 13
Mine is round, in a bezel setting. I love it so much.
Post # 14
I have a princess-cut center stone with round side-stones. My wedding band also has round stones. I like the combination of two stone shapes.
Post # 15
I chose a simple round cut. At first I wanted to be all unique and go for something totally different. But then I picked my ring setting, and nothing suits the ring better than a round diamond!
Post # 16
Mine is an emerald cut. I just like the vintage look to it, but silly me was so excited to look at things that I didn’t ask or research about what sparkles the most and all that. I would eventually love to swap it out for a rectangular radiant, but I think this bad boy is with me until the end of time. Now I know…le sigh.