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kenny

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A friend saw my asscher today.
He thinks I should exchange it for a round.
He said square stones look more feminine and if a man is going to wear a diamond it has to be round.

Of course the main thing that determines if a ring looks masculine or feminine is the setting, but I think square diamonds look more masculine than rounds.

What do you think?
Which is more masculine, round or square?

BTW I'm pretty sure I'm keeping the asscher.
It is just so cool.
It would take a crowbar to get it away from me now.
 

Cehrabehra

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oh hell no - I think square stones are more masculine. I think women can get away with wearing masculine stones more than men can get away with wearing feminines stones. Frankly I don''t like rounds on men because they''re too feminine. I don''t get your friends reasoning at all lol
 

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Kenny, your friend sounds like he is jealous quite frankly.

He reminds me of an ex-friend of mine - we were in Paris together (when the FX rate was great) and I had just bought something at Cartier. As we were passing Boucheron, she said Cartier couldn''t hold a candle to Boucheron and she would never consider shopping anywhere else. She poo-poo''ed my purchase basically, much like your "friend''s" comment. The truth of the matter is she didn''t have a pot to p*ss in and couldn''t afford either place. She was just looking for a way to put me down and make herself feel superior. Did I mention - ex-friend?!

You asscher is gorgeous. How could a square stone possibly be more feminine than round? Hello?? This guy was just trying to make you feel bad because he could probably never find/buy such a beauty himself. You certainly don''t need "friends" like this guy, Kenny, no offense. Friends should make you feel good, not question yourself.
 

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Heck no! Square stones are SO much more masculine! No idea what he was thinking!
 

Kaleigh

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I disagree with your friend, to me square stones are much more masculine, IMHO.
 

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Next this guy is going to say, he would never purchase a round over 1 carat - it''s too feminine, too ostentatious, or too something, just because it wasn''t on his finger!
 

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Definitely... hands down, no question about it, a square stone is more masculine.

Glad to hear you''re keeping your asscher - it''s such a stunning stone!
 

Gothgrrl

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I think squares are more masculine. I think your stone is just breath taking. Didn''t Sean Combs get a huge square shaped stone? He has so many pinky rings. Ahhh....a man after my own heart....loves rings!
 

Scott Terence

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Definitely have to get on the bandwagon that square(ish) stones are definitely more masculine than rounded stones... I would certainly like those square H&As for myself to add to my cushion collection... all the benefits of a square without those pesky fragile corners! Can''t wait to see how you end up setting your Asscher
 

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ditto, square stones are definitely more masculine. Except maybe....a "princess" stone sounds a little feminine...but asscher doesn''t have a girly name.
 

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What is your friend smoking? Square more masculine than round, although square also can be beautiful on a woman. Kcoursolle''s comment about the asscher/princess names is funny!
 

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actually i think just the opposite...square to me is more masculine and round is more feminine. kind of like the hard edges of man vs rounded of woman.
 

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oh, geez, we're in the 21st century! wear what you [eta: meaning anyone, everyone, the generic you] want: round, square, emerald, marquis, oval.....all that matters is that YOU {again, generick} like it. as mentioned, the setting will determine how 'girlie' [as our california govenor put it] the piece looks. and even then, who cares?! in queen elizabeth I's day, men wore earrings that woud make anyone envious.

movie zombie
 

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Your friends is nuts, IMO. The other way around.
 

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I think square is more masculine. My husband is not into diamonds but if he was, I would buy him an asscher for sure.
 

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Yep, sounds like a case of sour grapes to me. Honestly, Pear is the only shape that I would definitely assign as "feminine." I think a setting makes more of a statement than the rock anyway. I tend to see step cuts as "handsome."
 

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Date: 12/23/2006 9:38:02 PM
Author:kenny

BTW I''m pretty sure I''m keeping the asscher.
It is just so cool.
It would take a crowbar to get it away from me now.
Then I take it everything has been ironed out?
 

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Don''t worry Kenny, square definitely looks more masculine. I have seen men''s rings which have round diamonds but they are set such that the ring still looks squarish from the top.. so square is definitely more masculine..
 

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I decided to not ask for money back to compensate for the chance the stone may no longer have the Ex polish it had when GIA wrote the report.

Besides, Jonathan has volunteered some very kind things during the transaction.


It's only money.
Besides, it's Christmas.
 

Cehrabehra

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Date: 12/24/2006 9:04:50 PM
Author: kenny
I decided to not ask for money back to compensate for the chance the stone may no longer have the Ex polish it had when GIA wrote the report.

Besides, Jonathan has volunteered some very kind things during the transaction.


It''s only money.
Besides, it''s Christmas.
methinks you''ve made a very wise choice ;-)
 

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I do not think so at all. I think rounded things are MORE feminine, and linear shapes more masculine, but that is just me. I think men tend to like to give their women round stones because it is a pleasing shape, but I in no way associate a round with a man more than a woman...it is also so dependant on how you set it...
 

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Date: 12/24/2006 9:04:50 PM
Author: kenny
I decided to not ask for money back to compensate for the chance the stone may no longer have the Ex polish it had when GIA wrote the report.

Besides, Jonathan has volunteered some very kind things during the transaction.


It''s only money.
Besides, it''s Christmas.
 

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Personally, I''m not used to seeing men wear diamonds IRL. However, I don''t think any one shape is more or less feminine or masculine of the ones you''ve mentioned. I think anything square or round would be equally masculine. I don''t think it would work for a man to wear heart, pear or marquise. But any of the round or square cuts would work in my book!
 

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Date: 12/25/2006 7:41:16 AM
Author: Ellen

Date: 12/24/2006 9:04:50 PM
Author: kenny
I decided to not ask for money back to compensate for the chance the stone may no longer have the Ex polish it had when GIA wrote the report.

Besides, Jonathan has volunteered some very kind things during the transaction.


It''s only money.
Besides, it''s Christmas.
Ditto! Good decision, Kenny!

And I agree with all the others, a square step-cut stone is more masculine than a rb.
 
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