Post # 1
So around 2 months ago, I went to a jeweller to design an engagement ring and choose our wedding bands. I wanted to look at emerald cut rings. She started to say that an emerald cut is like wasting money on something that does not sparkle as much as a diamond should! Its like glass which could mattify – way to sell! – so i just didnt choose an engagement ring! Now i custom made my wedding bands and i just started crying when I opened the box.. It was nothing like I expected and she accepted to take them back and design new ones. they are definitely not ugly..they are actually beautiful but they are just not what i ordered! I know you will say why I got stuck with this jeweller and not go somewhere else, but long story short and straight to the point – mom used to work with the jeweller and I got staff discount. So I know I want the impossible, but I love a rounded shape wedding band (meaning even the sides) but I dont want the pave. I would like a single line of diamonds but the edge keeping the diamonds in place not straight like a channel but roundish, if im making any sense at all! I dont know what to do . Also, what do you bees think about emerald cut diamonds? Would you miss that diamond sparkle? I also added a poll just for fun! My mom always says – choose a round solitaire coz that is the classic and sparkliest…so I just told her if you are going to keep on saying that, im not going to get anything..and that is why im still without an engagement ring!
Post # 2
Out of your poll choices, round is my favorite cut. So that’s what I voted for. (But I’ve always yearned for a gorgeous heart-shaped stone.)
But this ring is your ERing. So you should get what you love the most, no matter what those around you might think of it. Emerald cuts are magnificent and gorgeous. They may not sparkle like a round, but they have a beautiful spark and fire all their own.
Post # 3
Emerald cut diamonds absolutely do sparkle! It’s just a different kind of sparkle, more like light reflecting through a hall of mirrors or similar to a prism but with white reflections instead of rainbow. I think step cuts are so elegant and have a nice sophisticated look! If emerald cuts are what you love then don’t listen to this jeweler, sure they arnt for everyone but are still stunning in my opinion!
Post # 4
- Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
I totally agree with longtimemrs
, this should be the ring that YOU love. I think emerald cuts are gorgeous and just sparkle in a more subtle way (I will say, spring for an emerald without inclusions under the table though, they can dull the cut very easily). Get what you love and will make you happy.
If you’re still unsure, a radiant cut may be a good option as they have a similar look but with more pinfire sparkle.
Post # 5
I have a round cut, but I will have an emerald someday. They sparkle, just in a different way, and there’s something very unique about the step cut. If you love the emerald, go for the emerald. But, if you’re wanting sparkle, but still the same shape… would you consider a radiant? I find those to be beautiful! When you think about looking down at your hand, what do YOU want to see? Yes, a round is very classic, BUT so is an emerald.
Post # 6
Emerald cuts don’t sparkle, they flash. I don’t know how to embed a video but here’s a link to my emerald cut halo. You get the brilliant flashes of light which step cuts are known for and the sparkle of round brilliants…so the best of both worlds!
Post # 7
I have an emerald cut and wouldn’t have it any other way! I would have been seriously disappointed with a round diamond. Things don’t need to sparkle like crazy to be beautiful – emerald cut diamonds have a classic elegance that is understated and gorgeous. Color and clarity are more important on a step cut since inclusions will be more noticeable than in a round with similar specs so go for the highest quality you can even if it means sacrifing in size a little bit.
Post # 8
Radiant cuts are rectangular but sparkley, but I really like ovals which you don’t have on the poll.
i have an emerald cut ring, with 2 diamonds as side stones and they def don’t sparkle as much. If you want something more classic, and less flashy, emerald cut is the way to go. But if you like sparkle, I would recommend skipping it.
Post # 9
- Wedding: Victoria Wedding Chapel
I have an emerald cut and I love it. It definitely sparkles. I love it because you can see right into the diamond. I stare at my diamond constantly. I agree with MrsSparkleBee13, it’s a different kind of sparkle, but equally beautiful to the sparkle of other cuts. They’re so elegant! Forget about that rude jeweler and get what you want! I’ve gotten so many compliments on this ring, and no matter what you get, I’m sure it will be gorgeous and you’ll love it. 🙂
Post # 10
I’m a cushion girl all the way. The cool thing about cushions is that you can do a more elongated one or a more squarish one- so you can have the best of both worlds. My cushion is more square- sometimes it looks round- sometimes it looks square. But it sparkles a ton. If you go for the more elongated one you get more of that emerald look, but still with the sparkle.
Post # 11
I have several emerald cut diamonds. They are all super sparkly and firey. I have no idea why people say they don’t sparkle or have fire. I see tons of rainbows in mine in the sun. They also flash white light like other PP mentioned. The long step facets can beam rainbow colors at you or white light alternating. They are amazing. My favorite cut on your poll. I also work in fine jewelry and agree that choosing an eye clean stone will maximize your stone’s optical potential. An emerald cut with a lot of inclusions can appear glassy. Good luck!
Post # 13
My absolute favorite is a round OEC, but I love all the shapes of sparklies!
Post # 14
- Wedding: Hans Fahden Vineyards
I think you may want to look at an elongated radiant — it’s the same shape as an emerald, but it’s brilliant cut, so it’s a flsahier alternative. I’m completely biased, as I just bought one, but it looks absolutely beautiful.
Post # 15
The only reason why I didn’t vote is because I’m attracted to shiny objects in general….. so the cut of the diamond to me doesn’t mean anything because they are all gorgeous. I lean more towards brilliant (round) because it is what I have….. but if I could get any ring in the world….. I’d do an emerald cut in a heart beat!
Also, I had a huge issue with the guy that designed my wedding band too. We ended up eating the cost and going somewhere else……
Remember, this is something you will be wearing for the rest of your life, do not settle for something that isn’t absolutely perfect 🙂