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post #1 of 24
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Reading the "rings thread" got me to thinking of gemstones, and the different cuts that they come in, and which one I like the best. I would have to say my absolute favorite is the emerald cut - followed by a princess cut. I also really like a trillion cut.

Which cut do you like best?
post #2 of 24
Pear is my favorite... oval and round next. I guess I'm boring.
post #3 of 24
I'm not picky, if I like it, it's mine no matter what the cut is!
post #4 of 24
post #5 of 24
I chose cushion - there is something about the rounded off square or rectangle that I like visually.

But I am not fussy!!!
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think both of those are emerald cuts....

I'm partial to princess cuts, my engagement ring has a princess cut stone in the center turned sideways so its diamond shapped
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by sillyitiliangrl View Post
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think both of those are emerald cuts....

I'm partial to princess cuts, my engagement ring has a princess cut stone in the center turned sideways so its diamond shapped
I don't know "cuts". I know shapes
post #8 of 24
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I don't know "cuts". I know shapes
I only learned while "shopping" lol
post #9 of 24
I'm in love with cushion cuts. Oval cuts come in second I think. I really want a cushion cut Tsavorite as my engagement ring stone whenever that happens (I wish it was soon *taps foot*). Either that or a color change sapphire oval cut. Yeah, I am not fond of diamonds.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by KittKatt View Post

Which cut do you like best?
i like the radiant cut - shape of an emerald, fire of a brilliant. my diamond is an emerald cut - inherited from my maternal grandmother.
post #11 of 24
I've recently come to love the trillion cut -- but there's also a style called "scissors cut" that's shaped generally like an emerald cut, but has looser faceting... that's awfully pretty too.
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post

But I am not fussy!!!

I wouldn't turn down any cut, either!

Or diamond, or tanzanite, or alexandrite, or morganite, or sapphire, or emerald, or ruby, or.....
post #13 of 24
Depends on the stone. And my mood.

I prefer cutting free forms, myself.
post #14 of 24
I voted Princess

You are what you wear Thats my engagement ring shape too (I asked for it)
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I don't know "cuts". I know shapes
Cuts are just a jeweler's fancy way of referring to shapes.

For example:
Emerald = retangle
Princess = square
Cushion = rounded off square or rectangle
Marquis = an elongated oval which is pointier at the top & bottom (for lack of a better way of describing it)
post #16 of 24
^ Or people could put the name of the cut they're not familiar with into google images. A lot simpler.

I prefer marquis.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
i like the radiant cut - shape of an emerald, fire of a brilliant. my diamond is an emerald cut - inherited from my maternal grandmother.
Radiant is really nice for colored diamonds. For those very reasons. Need a good diamond to use that shape and you keep the depth of color. My ideal engagement ring, should I ever do such a thing, would a a radiant cut fancy yellow!

Someone mentioned a tanzanite as an engagement ring. One word of caution about that- Tanzies are softer stones so I don't know how well it would hold up. A nice sapphire would be a better choice for blue color and durability.

(Sorry - I'm a gem geek. My boyfriend said if I could have cats wearing jewelry I would be in heaven!!! )
post #18 of 24
saphire!
post #19 of 24
The emerald cut is my favourite, and when I went shopping for Jess's ring, that's what I had in mind... but then I saw this setting for a round diamond, and when I saw the diamond in it, it was just the most gorgeous looking thing I'd ever seen! Never thought I'd choose a round diamond, but that's what I went with. And when she did my ring, she made it a duplicate of hers, but with different side stones (she has rubies; I have black diamonds), and I love it. It's perfect. Couldn't imagine anything more gorgeous!
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
Depends on the stone. And my mood.

I prefer cutting free forms, myself.
Agreed It also depends on what the stone is for! For example, a few years back I was on a quest to buy 1 carat of each color of sapphires (there are 9 colours in case you didn't know). Don't ask what the stones are for - I know but it hasn't been made yet! The easiest to find was of course the standard blue sapphire. However, knowing the stone was "cooked" I opted not to buy the one available to me.

I was then presented with a 1.3 carat pink sapphire. Bought it and it was cushion cut. There after, all the other 8 colors (3 of each) except for the star sapphire (for obvious reasons) were cushion cuts!
post #21 of 24
I really like the princess cut
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post

Someone mentioned a tanzanite as an engagement ring. One word of caution about that- Tanzies are softer stones so I don't know how well it would hold up. A nice sapphire would be a better choice for blue color and durability.


Tanzanites are beautiful gems and one of my favs, but are only a 6 1/2 on the hardness scale. I wouldn't recommend having one for wearing every day. I had a really beautiful tanzanite ring once which cost me a pretty penny, and one day I noticed the stone was missing. I have no idea how it got broken, but I was really heartsick over it. The tanzanites that I have now I only wear on special occasions, b/c I don't want to risk having them get damaged again. I have a "fake" tanzanite ring that I wear for every day use.

If you like the tanzanite look/color, I would recommend either a sapphire or an iolite, which is somewhat similar in color to a tanzanite. If you really want a tanzanite, I would suggest you only wear it when you're sure there's no risk of damaging it, and maybe getting a fake tanzanite like I did for every day use. Tanzanites are what they refer to as a "once in a lifetime" gem, and will be worth a small fortune in years to come. Mine will be going to my granddaughter (along with my other jewelry) so she'll have something of value when she's all grown up.
post #23 of 24
I voted for round because I think it's pretty good for making a diamond "sparkle". But I also really like a heart cut... just for whimsy.
post #24 of 24
The center stone of my engagement ring is a heart and I love it. I voted for cushion cut but I'm not sure really which is my favorite. I guess it's one of the only ones I like that I don't have in anything yet, so it stands out more.
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