Post # 17
@Lillindy- I think emerald cuts are very classy. There is something really compelling about all the clean lines 🙂
But I do agree with you on the research point. It *never* hurts to be as informed as possible about your choices before making such a big purchase…
Post # 18
Another round here. I prefer rounded edges: cushion, round, oval etc. FH chose round b/c he liked it the most.
Post # 19
Round, brilliant cut. Set with pave diamonds down the sides. My fiance picked both the stone and setting. He did good!!
Post # 20
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
Mine is round with a 3 tiny rounds on each side 🙂
Post # 21
Mine’s not a diamond- it’s a sapphire, but round cut.
Post # 22
Very true doctorgirl, I also think they are classy. It’s just hard to keep them sparkly because of the long facets. I still love my ring, though, but I hope future brides do more research than I did when they begin talking about getting engaged. Actually, their FH’s should also do the research. Mine knew the kind of stuff I liked and he went ahead and got the ring, but if he had also done research (knowing how much I love sparkly things) maybe he would have discovered the rectangular radiant.
Post # 23
The one I’m expecting to get is a round. I think the uniqueness comes from the ring more than the diamond. I love a flashy ring, but I really wanted something that was sensible for the day to day.
Post # 24
Round, brilliant cut, fancy yellow diamond set in platinum and gold. Super sparkly and I love it!
Post # 25
Mine is round and I love it. In fact out of all my friends i am the only one with a round diamond.
Post # 26
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
@emilybrooke, kiwi – that’s cool! I was told by one jeweler I could get a rectangular radiant instead of an emerald, if I chose too.
@teeleaf22 – I think I’d have a cushion if I didn’t choose a marquise. I think they look great in an antique setting (my marquise has an antiquey setting too – I’d post a pic but I don’t have it juuuuust yet!).
@hisMrs – OOOOOO cool! I’d love to see pics of that!
@chelseamorning – Cool… Mine’s got round side stones and the center marquise – the contrast is nice.
@Mightysapphire – sometimes that’s just how it happens!
@Lillindy – I liked the different cut of the emerald when I looked – I thought it classy (like doctorgirl said), but found that jewelers were telling me that radiant would be more sparkly (ended up not getting either, though!). I agree with y’all about the research. My man actually knew tons more about diamonds than I did, and had to teach me a lot when I started looking at the 4C’s. And your ring is beautiful!!
@Habibi – I too like rounded edges. Funny how my marquise has two big sharp ones!! At least I’ll be able to defend myself if I need to… LOL.
@rosychicklet – Cool! I considered colored stones, but I’m just too fickle when it comes to colors. I don’t even buy colored clothes or shoes, or even cars! This year I like pink and orange, last year I liked green.. etc. Otherwise I’d be all over a colored stone (or at least colored accent stones).
@quirkyparsnip – I know what you mean. I debated whether mine was too flashy… but I really love it, and think it will be beautiful. Hopefully you gals can judge for yourselves pretty soon!
@BetaBride – that’s very cool! Your cut is what a lot of people say is the most popular style (and for good reason, it’s beautiful and sooo sparkly!), and ended up being unique anyway ;).
Post # 27
My guy picked mine out all by himself, and he got EXACTLY what I wanted. It’s a princess cut with princess side stones and antique-style engraving on the band. We actually just picked out the matching wedding ring yesterday, and I can’t WAIT to get it!!
Post # 28
I was torn between round or radiant. I fell in love with the estate look and really like the square settng with a round diamond dropped in or the round settings with a radiant center stone.
I ended up getting a really odd peice though. The center stone is square but instead of having straight edges each side is rounded. You have to look close to see it but it’s there. I like that it is kind of a compromise between the two. But it definitey leans toward the square shape which I love 🙂
Post # 29
Almost impossible to see in that pic.. sorry. thought it would be clearer.
Post # 30
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
@rnc620 – ooo I really like the rounded edges on that setting. My setting is similar (only for a marquise. I will show everyone when I get it!
Post # 31
Round brilliant in six prong solitaire setting.