Which Ring do you Prefer?

posted 4 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Which Ring do you Prefer?

    Emerald Cut

    Round Cut

  • Post # 2
    738 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    5508 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I see the setting is 10kt gold. I’d change that to 18kt gold or platinum.

    Post # 5
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 1997

    I love sparkle so voted for round.

    Post # 7
    677 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

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    @minnewanka:  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
    49 posts
    • Wedding: March 2016

    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 # 12
    84 posts
    Worker bee

    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
    202 posts
    Helper bee

    Round will sparkle more than emerald so if you can’t decide, pick round.

    Post # 14
    1613 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @minnewanka:  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 

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    @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
    1613 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    PS Berricle has 30%+ off sales all the time, so unless you’re super impatient I’d wait for one of their sales!

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