Post # 1
We’re going ring hunting this week. I have been searching pinterest and these boards for months and have a pretty good idea of what I want. I would like to try some on in person though in case what I thought I wanted looks weird on my finger.
We’re looking at working with Alexis at Henceforth Jewelry. This is the setting I am considering:
Neither of the photos below is the setting, as it’s a moving video, but they are pretty close.
I am so undecided on stone shape. I’ve always wanted a three stone with tiny sidestones, but don’t know if I want a round diamond or an emerald cut diamond.
Thoughts? Anything I should be considering about either stone?
Post # 2
Definitely go see them in person! I think you have to really like emerald cuts to choose it over a round brilliant. They aren’t as sparkly, but they sparkle in a different way that’s really unique. It’s also harder to find a really nicely cut emerald, partly because they are less popular, partly because not everyone focuses on the cut. A poorly cut one will black out and be totally dead. You will also want to stay at a higher clarity with emeralds, less facets to hide inclusions.
Round brilliant is going to be easier (safe?) but a really nice emerald is just to die for.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2021 - Australia
oh, beautiful! I am partial to an emerald cut, but they’re a very specific look – not everyone likes them.
Both settings are lovely so I honestly don’t think you can go wrong.
Post # 4
I see the setting is 10kt gold. I’d change that to 18kt gold or platinum.
Post # 5
I love sparkle so voted for round.
Post # 6
I was looking at the higher carat of gold! I must have forgot to change the settings when I copied the link… I mean, I’ve only pulled it up about 20 times a day to toggle between the shapes haha
Post # 7
Both are timeless, and you can’t go wrong. I voted round since I prefer emerald three stone rings with baguettes, trillions, or trapezoids.
Post # 9
- Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA
I love the emerald cut, they are hard to beat imo…but I’ve never cared for round just not interesting enough for me 🤷🏼♀️ No offense to rb lovers out there they just aren’t for me.
Post # 10
I LOVE my emerald cut solitaire, but it was hard to find. They’re hard to find in store period, and the ones I did see were not the best clarity or cut. I found mine online but I must’ve sifted through hundreds if not thousands of diamonds and magnified videos over 8 months to find the one. I used Rare Carat for advice since their gemologists will look at the specs and the videos and tell you what they think. The jeweler I purchased the loose diamond from also offered 30 day no questions asked return. To make a long story short, my emerald cut is everything I ever dreamed it would be and more, but I had to put a lot of work in to make that happen.
Post # 11
We were looking at an emerald diamond on Ritani, which has a 30 day return period. They don’t have a single ideal cut lab emerald, regardless of any other specs. I also like elongated ones (over 1.42 or so). I’ve been stalking ring sites for months, and then the perfect ones get snapped up so quickly!
Post # 12
Hi Bee! Have you looked on Brilliant Earth? I also like elongated emerald cuts around 1.42 ratio. My boyfriend and I luckily found a beautiful lab grown 2.04 carat ideal cut, E color, 1.44 ratio one on there! Prior to finding the stone, I was getting a tad frustrated looking on websites like James Allen and Rare Carat because all of the emerald cuts had the wrong ratio!
Post # 13
Round will sparkle more than emerald so if you can’t decide, pick round.
Post # 14
Have you tried either shape on your hand? If I were you, I’d order one round and one emerald cut off Berricle and try them out for a few days/weeks! Look at these: https://www.berricle.com/sterling-silver-emerald-cut-swarovski-zirconia-cz-3-stone-promise-engagement-ring-r1271-01.htm
I voted emerald because I prefer the shape and generally think it elongates the finger. Plus it’s nice to go with something a little different! However, I wouldn’t get an emerald with round side stones, like @LittleFrenchBee:
I think they look best with baguettes, trillions, or trapezoids. And I agree with pps saying the emerald will be harder to find. Let us know what you decide!
Post # 15
PS Berricle has 30%+ off sales all the time, so unless you’re super impatient I’d wait for one of their sales!