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iLander

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If you couldn't have your current diamond shape (RB, emerald, pear, whatever) and HAD to pick a different one, what would you pick?

I would go for a square emerald cut. It would be square like an Asscher, but not as deep. Something REEEEAAALLLYY spready. :bigsmile:

How about you, what would you choose?
 

chrono

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It's an EC right now, so I'd go with an antique style cushion if I cannot have it.
 

lambskin

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Oval now. A big EC or OEC/OMC. I have not seen an Octavia IRL so reserving judgement there as it is really pretty in pictures.
 

telephone89

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I think a marquise. There was one on the preloved a little bit ago and I had to really hold myself back from buying it! I honestly did not like them before I found PS. The ones I'd seen were all very 80's. But that isn't the stone's fault! The setting really makes all the difference.
 

missy

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A big fat old cut chunky monkey pear. The fatter and chunkier the better. :love:
 

kenny

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lambskin|1453914121|3982389 said:
I have not seen an Octavia IRL so reserving judgement there as it is really pretty in pictures.
Octavias look like crap in pictures compared to how they look in action.

If I couldn't have my Octavia I'd have to gouge my eyes out with a rusty old fork.


No, seriously I think I'd get an emerald cut ... as long as Chrono picked it out.
I saw hers, and it is dreamy. :love:
 

iLander

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kenny|1453915582|3982409 said:
lambskin|1453914121|3982389 said:
I have not seen an Octavia IRL so reserving judgement there as it is really pretty in pictures.
Octavias look like crap in pictures compared to how they look in action.

If I couldn't have my Octavia I'd have to gouge my eyes out with a rusty old fork.


No, seriously I think I'd get an emerald cut ... as long as Chrono picked it out.
I saw hers, and it is dreamy. :love:

How did I miss that?!! :confused: Linky, linky, please! Chrono is like a lean, mean, stone-picking machine (I know she would consider that a compliment :D ) so I must see this!
 

monarch64

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I would also go with an emerald cut, but I prefer a rectangular shape rather than square. They are so elegant. I've never seen one in real life that I didn't like, and I like that they're not as ubiquitous as rounds.
 

chrono

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Aw shucks.....I did have the very best teacher help me vet the stone, our local step cut resident, Karl!
 

purplesparklies

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I have been eyeing the OECs shared here for years. But, I think I would go for a well cut marquise. In fact, I find myself searching for a great deal as I can not stop thinking about a gorgeous one that was recently listed for sale in pre-loved. I didn't have the funds and am kicking myself for missing that opportunity. :-/ grrrrr!!! I will find one someday!
 

iLander

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Chrono|1453916002|3982417 said:
Aw shucks.....I did have the very best teacher help me vet the stone, our local step cut resident, Karl!
Cough up the link, Chrono, you big tease! :D
 

kenny

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iLander|1453915775|3982413 said:
kenny|1453915582|3982409 said:
lambskin|1453914121|3982389 said:
I have not seen an Octavia IRL so reserving judgement there as it is really pretty in pictures.
Octavias look like crap in pictures compared to how they look in action.

If I couldn't have my Octavia I'd have to gouge my eyes out with a rusty old fork.


No, seriously I think I'd get an emerald cut ... as long as Chrono picked it out.
I saw hers, and it is dreamy. :love:

How did I miss that?!! :confused: Linky, linky, please! Chrono is like a lean, mean, stone-picking machine (I know she would consider that a compliment :D ) so I must see this!
It was a wonderful but small GTG a couple years ago.
My old brain is so rotten I don't even recall if pics were posted of the GTG.
Shortly prior to that event I was blasted for taking and posting too many pics in Vegas so I probably didn't even bring a camera to this GTG.

Also before that I had never seen a Mahenge Spinel ... but Chrono's pear was so nice it practically melted one's eyeballs. :cheeky:
It glowed mysteriously with an inner light.
 

Jambalaya

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I would have an oblong emerald-cut if I had a lot of money to spend and could have a large one. If not, a pear halo as they seem to look quite spready with the plump lower half giving good finger coverage.
 

jaysonsmom

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I currently have a round, but would love to have a giant emerald cut (like Mariah Carey's).
 

SparklySoprano

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Probably a larger OEC (2 carats+) that is warmer in color, either K-ish or even U-V ish. But, I'm also intrigued by what a pear or antique cushion would look like on my hand. The pear I would probably want as colorless as possible, and it would need to be more fat than lean, but the antique cushion I would want in almost a very light brown type color and it has to be on the bigger side, too. That is based on a fake stone I have seen that looked really unique, but in a real diamond not sure how that would look. ;))
 

ame

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Probably either a HUGE Octavia or something like a Crisscut or Ashoka.
 

yennyfire

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An antique asscher, but it would have to be about 6 carats for the size whore in me! :cheeky:
 

ringo865

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Shape-schmape.

I'd have these specific stones:
diamondseeker2006's 2.29 ct I VS1 AVR (August Vintage Round) from GOG and/or
rainbowradish's 3.15 GIA W-X SI2 Antique Marquise in the custom David Klass setting.
 

kmarla

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Currently have RB. Tried and loved Princess for a while but went back to RB, my first love. Now I would love an EC, in a nice rectangular shape. I'm not too greedy, I'd settle for a nice 1 carat or so with baguette sides.
 

cflutist

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Until recently (getting my 2.21 CBI) I was always drawn to fancy shapes because I found them to be "artistic".
I have a .75 marquise in a pendant, a fat 1.50 marquise in a RHR that I don't wear anymore becausd it has 24 princess cuts surrounding it, my 3.01 pear, and a small .80 FY cushion from Tiffanys.

My previous ering was a 2.05 D-VS2 oval that I traded in for the pear. I even reused the mounting because it had a peg head.

My latest acquistion is a small eternity band made of 5-pointer asschers. I already have 8 other eternity bands of various sizes from 3.25 to my current size 4.5 (middle and old age spread LOL), but they were all rounds, so I decided to do something different this time.

So if I had to pick another shape, it would be a FVY emerald. There was another PSer with this and vertically set baguettes that was to die for, so simple and elegant.
 

marcy

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I would get an oval.
 

Bayek

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An Octavia. I would love one..
 

dk168

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Mine is an EC, and I would probably pick a heart or a cushion.

DK :))
 
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