- Mar 11, 2002
I think an old cut would look great in that setting and how sweet to do it. It depends on budget and what your eye likes to see, modern cut or antique cut?
How about... a Distinctive Gem OEC moissanite?
I want to vote OEC for this setting but so many vendors can’t cut a OEC moissanite properly. Jon’s moissanites are pricier but IMO are definitely the most diamond-like with crisp facets and no weird blurriness that sometimes moissanite stones can get.
I spoke with Vijay from Ouros and he said he could do a lab diamond cut as an OEC within my budget. I asked if he had any past examples of an OEC lab diamond to see.
All I saw was this one -- https://www.etsy.com/listing/937384113/igi-certified-oec-round-diamond?ref=shop_home_active_6&frs=1 -- and it looks like he's actually cutting what I'd call transitional cuts, although somewhat MORE shallow (I like a depth of 58-59%) and MORE table-y (prefer 59-61%) than the style I prefer. I've been training my eye lately. I wouldn't really call it an OEC, just based on proportions. BUT: this is the style of my engagement ring diamond, and a ring that's supposed to arrive today; I prefer it to OECs. It will be spready, that's for sure!
There is some PS lore that diamonds that are shallow with bigger tables perform better when prong-set than bezeled, so you're in good shape there.
I have videos of 3 ct and 4 ct OEC that Vijay cut for other clients - that is a good option if you don’t mind his shallower OEC/transitionals.He sent me a video of what he was talking about and its beautiful. It may be more transitional but its still and older style of cut which I think will compliment these rings. Do you have pictures of your rings?
I get it, though at $642 for a 6.5mm I think that’s still a pretty good price for such a stunning precision cut stone. My DG OEC is definitely most diamond-like out of all my moissanites.It’s an option. I just have to get over the mental block of spending that much on a Moissanite.
I have videos of 3 ct and 4 ct OEC that Vijay cut for other clients - that is a good option if you don’t mind his shallower OEC/transitionals.
Here is one I shared with a Reddit sub with his permission: https://v.redd.it/zbgbggmkyct61/HLSPlaylist.m3u8?a=1623383751,NjUyMDZjNzA4NzgyNDkzYmEzYWFjMTM1OTAzYzdhMzk2ZWI3Mjc0YjU1NTE0ZjE3ZmRmYTVkMzI2OGMxYmJjYg==
Thanks for the video! I put a down payment to have a stone cut from him. I requested a lower color too.