(Closed) Would you pay more for a round diamond?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you pay more for a round diamond?
    Yes, they are worth a third more! (please tell me why you think so) : (66 votes)
    52 %
    No way! : (55 votes)
    43 %
    Other (please comment) : (7 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I think rounds make the prettiest solitaires. is that what you are looking at? For a solitaire it’s definitely worth it because it’s all about that one, beautiful stone!

    Post # 5
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I personally wouldn’t, but I tend to be a bit “fancier” in my tastes. I prefer marquise, emerald, asscher, cushion, radiant…

    I believe there are several other cuts that sparkle far more than round brilliant. Sure, rounds are “classic” but there are other gorgeous, unique cuts out there!

    Post # 6
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    1614 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    For me, I feel like the sparkle factor is a round stone doesn’t exist in any other stone…but thats my personal opinion…I really like the knuckle to knuckle coverage of stones like ovals in the same carat weight vicinity as my stone, but when I held them side by side the sparkle-ness outweighed the ginormous appearance of stones of almost equal ctw…so all the stones on my ring are round… πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    For me, yes, a round would be worth more without a doubt. They sparkle more, they’re classic, but also a .75 ct round and a .75 ct cushion will NOT be the same size, because a cushion is deeper, so it will face up smaller.

    Post # 7
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    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    I knew other diamond shapes were less expensive than round, but it was my favorite shape and I definetely would pay a lot more to get what I wanted than settle for a shape I didn’t really want.

    Post # 8
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    3175 posts
    Sugar bee

    In my opinion I think rounds are prettier than the other two cuts you mention because of their sparkle. So I would be willing to pay more for what I wanted. However, if I were to get a big (+2 carats) high quality stone, I would get an asscher or emerald ring because I love how they don’t have as many facets and they look so pure and classy and elegant. So yeah, I would rather have the round and pay more than the other two…if I were getting a “more sparkle” ring πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
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    1595 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If you are going for the look of a solitaire, i agree and think a round diamond is the prettiest. Round diamonds do sparkle more because of the cut. An ideal cut round diamond will have more facets than any other shape and light will reflect off of the diamond better because there are more facets at each angle. My bf bought a round diamond but I love the look of a cushion cut. If you love an antique cut you could always halo it with round diamonds πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I voted yes because I just love the round shape best. It hink it’s the prettiest. So yes, I would pay more because that’s what I like best.

    Post # 13
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    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Keep in mind too, a well-cut round hides any color better than a cushion or especially radiant… so a more accurate comparison may be an H or I round to an F or G fancy.

    Post # 14
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    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Shape wasn’t really important to me. I really liked the look of a round and a princess. I also don’t necessarily think that it’s fair to say that all rounds sparkle more than all other cuts… A lot of the sparkle has to do with how the individual stone is cut. Is it symmetical, does it return light in a particular way or is light lost through the sides of the stone. Honestly, it really is up to you. I have a kite set princess stone that is wonderfully cut and it definitely sparkles more than some rounds I’ve seen. But, that is just me. In the end, you probably shouldn’t settle for something you’ll be unhappy with. 

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