Which Ring do you Prefer?

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

    Emerald Cut

    Round Cut

  • Post # 17
    84 posts
    Worker bee

    Ahhh gotcha! I hope you get to try on an emerald with the specs you like! It took me a couple months to find the one I like because those elongated ones are so dang hard to find 🥴


    I also agree with other bees about emerald cuts with baguettes on the side!! So classy and timeless!! 

    Post # 18
    5484 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    @minnewanka:  LOL perfectly understandable! I vote round. Emeralds are very “in” at the moment but a round is classic, and never goes out of style. It’s also the most expensive, (at least for mined diamonds) but oh well.

    Post # 19
    1447 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I picked emerald, I prefer elogated shapes and rounds are kinda at the bottom of my list because EVERYONE has them, no offense to anyone that has a round, I just like to have something different from the masses =)

    Post # 20
    640 posts
    Busy bee

    There is no such thing as an ideal cut emerald, which is why you didn’t see one on the site. 

    You’ll need to evaluate the stone on a case by case basis by eye. Look for symmetrical steps that flash on and off, so there is never a dull area no matter the angle and orientation of the stone. Also make sure you can’t see what’s behind the stone when it’s viewed face on (windowing). Beyond that, the rest is preference. 

    I love emerald cuts and have one. They are classic, feminine, sleek, and timeless. But personally I wouldn’t pair it with brilliant side stones. If you go that route, get a brilliant cut center stone so they compliment each other.

    Post # 22
    7351 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

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    @valintine:  I absolutely agree with this idea.

    OP – I was going to say that you should really try to see these rings/shapes on your hand. That might give you more information and perspective than any of our opinons could. When I was first looking, I realized that the gold color I initially liked didn’t look good against my skin. I also realized that the webbing between my fingers is very uneven so elongated cuts (especially straight lines like an emerald cut), which I loved, would always sit wonky and look slightly drunk on my hand. No amount of imagining beats seeing it on your hand.

    Post # 23
    221 posts
    Helper bee

    Hehe, when I first saw the poll I though “oh definitely round” and then I saw the picture of the three stone setting and thought “oh my, this emerald!”

    So I voted for the emerald 😀

    I think it looks beautiful and way more unique than the round!!!

    Post # 24
    49 posts
    • Wedding: March 2016

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    @minnewanka:   They do! I got very lucky, my diamond went unnoticed for a while and the price actually dropped a couple times before I took the bait and went for it.  I think mine is more elongated like what you’re looking at.  I want to say it’s between 1.41-1.43? But I can’t remember for sure.  Anyway, it got here and was even more beautiful than I expected, so my due diligence paid off.  I did so much research on proportions and cut that I feel like a diamond expert now haha.

    Post # 25
    226 posts
    Helper bee

    I thought I wanted a round diamond until I realized that elongated cuts just flatter my hand more. But I didn’t realise this until I went into a jewelry store and tried some on myself. I’d really recommend doing the same and hopefully that will guide you.

    Post # 27
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2021

    i like emerald cuts but for this design i picked round because i don’t know how i feel about the mix of rounds with emeralds – however if your two side stones were emerald/baguette cuts along with your center emerald that would be a different story altogether 

    Post # 28
    66 posts
    Worker bee

    I typically like rounder stones more but that emerald cut is beautiful! I’d definitely go try some on in person, you might prefer one over the other on your actual finger. Maybe even get a couple cheap testers off amazon or etsy to wear for a while to see if you like one shape more than the other?

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