Post # 16
I did look at BE (those are my inspo pics!). I definitely prefer the slightly elongated emeralds with a 1.4+ ratio. The only thing I don’t like is you can’t buy the diamonds separately. The jeweler we’re looking at using is a friend of a friend.
We were supposed to go on Wednesday to try all the shapes on and help with the deciding. I am dying with impatience. We might not be able to go now until next week – my boyfriend has to work a bit late (Thursday is his last day at his current job, starts a new job on Monday), and we were just going to go after work. I haven’t been to a mall in over a year and didn’t realize they close super early for COVID! We’re skiing all weekend, and I’m taking evening courses online on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I know I’m contributing just as much to the unavailability, but I AM DYING.
My mum and one best friend both said the same thing about the round stones on the side of an emerald cut, two of my sisters and my other bestie said they are obsessed with the emerald cut and round stones.
Looks like WB is also pretty evenly tied.
Post # 17
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
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
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
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 # 21
Thank you so much for the tip re: “no ideal emerald cuts”. I was trying to ask the gemologist on Rare Carat about that last night. I had an IGI report from Rare Carat (noting the cut was Ideal) and an IGI report from Ritani that said Very Good. The table and depth % were almost identical on both stones (and both in the “excellent” range for emeralds, and both had excellent polish and excellent symmetry. I was so confused.
You, in about 5 seconds, were much more helpful than the gemologist.
Post # 22
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
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
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
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 # 26
The one I am staring at right now is actually quite elongated – 1.46 LW ratio
Yes! We’re going to go look in person soon. My partner is just so infuriatingly logical “Instead of being rushed with the early closings after work, why don’t we make a full date-day of it on a weekend and go out for dinner after? We can look online a bunch before.”
We’re going skiing this weekend, and helping his aunt move next weekend.
I’ve been looking online since October when we first discussed hard timelines, but he was just focused on saving money and hasn’t thought at ALL about what a ring would look like.
Post # 27
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
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?
Post # 29
We went to Spence Diamonds and Peoples Jewellers to try some rings on. It was so helpful!
It confirmed that I much preferred daintier settings and three stones, but I didn’t like emerald shaped diamonds on my finger in a carat size in our budget (I did like how they looked much bigger).
I was surprised by an oval three stone I really liked. My favourite of the day though was a ring with small marquise accent stones (it was set with a .5 carat). We are going to stick with the round ring I posted (I still prefer the round accents) and get a stone around 1.25.