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Emerald cut lovers - what's your preferred L/W ratio?

MillieLou

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It looks beautiful ML.
The light return from the sides in that video is better then from the ends of the stone. BUT. You were only rocking East to West.
N-S is also important. most of the time it will be away to the north a little from you POV.
The corner facets run all the way to the keel :)

Thanks @Garry H (Cut Nut) - this is all such an education for me. How does this look? Bad lighting but...
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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Thanks @Garry H (Cut Nut) - this is all such an education for me. How does this look? Bad lighting but...

There seems to be a bit more light return and contrast in the sides than the ends of the stone - but you should be able to tell us that.
I think your phone cover may be black - if you stick some white over it you will get a different video - but it looks like a very fine diamond :)
 

MillieLou

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Yep, you're right on both counts @Garry H (Cut Nut) - more light return on the sides than ends, and dark phone case ;-)

Do you think the diamond linked in my OP would be significantly better in terms of light return?
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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Yep, you're right on both counts @Garry H (Cut Nut) - more light return on the sides than ends, and dark phone case ;-)

Do you think the diamond linked in my OP would be significantly better in terms of light return?
I see Karl is all over it - just point out the black case etc - Karl is an addicted wizz with EC's
 

MillieLou

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Ah, never mind - my hold ran out and it's sold :( I guess it's a sign from the universe to be happy with what I have!
 

fussykiki

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I like slightly elongated. Mine is 1.39 169272E3-91D5-4E85-A10C-A2E1DAAFDDB1.jpeg

For elongated, I love this look by the Moonstoned

Love your ring!!! Can you share the spec, please?
 

MillieLou

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Changed my username to something more anonymous for privacy reasons, but I'm still MillieLou :)

I didn't end up going for the 1.71 - I think that with BN's policy of having to double the cost of the diamond to upgrade, I may as well go for my dream size of 2ct. This one has the same L/W ratio as yours @eh613c - 1.39 - I think 1.4 is my sweet spot. Anyone got any thoughts on how this looks?

 

eh613c

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Changed my username to something more anonymous for privacy reasons, but I'm still MillieLou :)

I didn't end up going for the 1.71 - I think that with BN's policy of having to double the cost of the diamond to upgrade, I may as well go for my dream size of 2ct. This one has the same L/W ratio as yours @eh613c - 1.39 - I think 1.4 is my sweet spot. Anyone got any thoughts on how this looks?


@User9879342 I always have a hard time reviewing the performance in this setting where the stone sits on an angle and you only see it move left to right. For emeralds I like to see it move N-S and E-W. Doesn’t BN have a good return policy? You may want to purchase and play with it for a couple days in different lighting. Sorry I don’t have experience with BN. Perhaps others with more experience in this type of setting should chime in.
 

MillieLou

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Thanks @eh613c - yes the videos aren't the most helpful.

Some really gorgeous ECs here. I think my conclusion from this thread is when it comes to ECs, skinny or fat, I WANT THEM ALL.
 

MillieLou

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After a chat with DH, I've come to a conclusion. I am still way too indecisive and need time to finalise what I really want. I'm going to enjoy my existing EC and look to upgrade to a 2ct for a Big Birthday in a couple of years' time. I will be back to pester you all then!

I am generally impatient but need to learn to step back and let my tastes develop rather than rushing to spend money. Like I said, this is the first ever EC I've seen up close in real life! I will think, and browse, and ogle, and save all of your gorgeous rings in my virtual inspiration folder... and save up 8-)
 

Matthews1127

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Uisce is a beauty!!

Thank you! She is quite special!
I plan to “upgrade” my ER, someday, BUT, I will NEVER trade her to do it! DH & I are far too attached to this EC to part with it. I will likely make a pendant for her, when the time comes.
The struggle is real, concerning fancy cuts like EC’s. Personal preference plays a heavy role in choosing YOUR stone.
Once you get the “feels” for one, you’ll know. ;)2
 

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autumngems

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My daughter's engagement ring comes out at 1.28 and I love it, a little chunky and not square but not long and skinny.
 
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