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Fancy shaped diaamonds vary geographically

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  1. Garry H (Cut Nut)
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    by Wink » May 22, 2019
    Interesting article, Garry. I wonder how much of this information is Blue Nile specific. Perhaps the way BN operates influences the results.

    For example, if HPD wrote the article, it would indicate that rounds are 100% of the sales it makes around the world...

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    by OcnGypZ » May 22, 2019
    Some of the numbers don't surprise me. Decades ago when I became engaged - in Texas - Emerald cuts were the most popular. The increased popularity of ovals nationwide isn't a surprise either. Per carat - they are cheaper and offer coverage. Though we here know how difficult it is to find a top performing stone... and the price per carat reflects that. However, we here are but a small slice of the diamond buying market.
     
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    by AV_ » May 22, 2019
    @Wink I'd ask them to drop the shape categories off the page during the slowest days of the year - with proper warning...
     
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    by Todd Gray » May 22, 2019
    True. However, Blue Nile sells all the popular shapes, so their data is based on their experience in the overall market. It's obviously vendor specific since it only takes their data into account. At the same time, their volume is substantial enough that it's probably a fair representation.

    At the same time, we all know that nothing beats a round hearts and arrows cut diamond.

    Where's the emoji for a BIG tongue sticking out? Sigh. That last line might only be appreciated by Wink because we used to primarily sell round H&A's only also :twisted2:
     
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    by ponyrider » May 22, 2019
    Wasn't there a period in the 80's when marquise stones were all the rage?
     
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    by Todd Gray » May 22, 2019
    Every fancy shape diamond has had its day so-to-speak, some longer than others... Historically speaking, they fade in and out of popularity.
     
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    by Ceilimom » May 22, 2019
    Yes!
     
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    by elizat » May 22, 2019
    Kind of interesting.

    The round stat doesn't surprise me. I know I'm in the minority, but I would not select a modern round brilliant, if I was given a choice of picking any stone as a hypothetical. But, it's the most typical shape I see on a daily basis, probably followed by princess cuts. I'm in Florida.
     
    


    


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    by cflutist » May 22, 2019
    @Todd Gray

    Yeah I was a fancy shape gal until I caught the CBI bug after meeting Paul and John at a Meet the Cutter event in CA.

    1979 - my very first diamond .75 E-I1 (yes I1) a marquise (now in a pendant)
    Then a 1.50 F-VS1 fat marquise with Strong Blue Flourescence (now in an 80s RHR with 24 princess cuts)
    Then a 2.05 D-VS2 Oval that was extra deep (hated it when a jeweler thought it was a 1.75, lol).
    Traded the Oval in for a 3.01 F-SI1 pear that I wear on cruises because the ladies just care about size, lol
    I do have a FY cushion from Tiffany that hubby wanted to buy me on vacation in Carmel CA.

    2004 - joined PS, met Wink and my life changed ... and 5 CBIs later (well I just traded in the 2.21 F-SI1 Cut to Order, for a 2.18 E-VS1 on my 3-stone ring. Perhaps it would have been different if BG would have called me back with an estimate from WF about a tennis bracelet I wanted. We talked on the phone, but he never called back with an estimate ... so Wink got the job. :lol-2:
     
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    by Garry H (Cut Nut) » May 22, 2019
    I finally saw in person 2 of Serg's new amazing marquise on the weekend and I can tell you the marq's will be making a comeback.
     
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    by ponyrider » May 22, 2019
    I dont think that would be a bad thing :)
     
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    by OoohShiny » May 23, 2019
    Tease!! :lol:
     
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    by Garry H (Cut Nut) » May 23, 2019
    go to www.CutWise.com and scroll a little and you will see a marquise and a cushion cut side by side. Serg might come and compare it to an excellent classic marquise. I saw these 2 side by side on Sunday. I also saw the cushion in many different lightings and it is also a winner.
     
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    by lambskin » May 23, 2019
    I have an oval ER (1988) and everyone was getting rounds and radiants at the time. Until recently have I seen ovals gain in popularity.
     
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    by bludiva » May 23, 2019
    Posting for those who don't want to click but worth doing so b/c you can move the image around to see the scintillation.

    I wonder about the more unique or out of patent cuts, I'd guess they aren't used more b/c they're harder to sell. How many people would buy a jubilee over a RB or a scissor cut (ashoka, crisscut etc) over an emerald? But if enough buyers go there, so will the vendors, like with modern OECs. Back to that other thread, if the tiffany true strikes a chord i think more mixed cuts will start popping up.

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    by Serg » May 23, 2019
    https://cutwise.com/~XeN7
    To see the video you push red button ( Play)
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    better view for comparison
    https://cutwise.com/compare/diamond-colorless?id[]=37629&id[]=37566&m=false
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    by cokitty » May 23, 2019
    This would be considered sample selection bias and not good data.
    I travel a great deal for work and I would say I see more trends with age groups, SES etc.
     
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    by bludiva » May 24, 2019
    My post earlier was swallowed by the quote but agree this is not real research. Companies do this all the time to create fluffly media coverage.
     
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    by axelrich » May 24, 2019
    It's the customer taste that actually matters in the end.
     

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