- Apr 3, 2004
Why don't we see more D-F in older cuts?. Think I know the answer to my own Q, but just wanna hear what others think.
This makes me sad. I understand the popularity was not there and supply and demand played a pivotal role for the colorless MRB, but still...to know these beautiful stones were recut is still sad to me.I like old cuts in both high and low colours, BUT, I find old cuts more tolerable ie better to look at than RBs in that mid colour range!!!
Years ago a number of higher coloured old cuts (we are talking before they became popular and worth as much if not more than RBs) were recut to RBs for resale... vendors would buy them, recut them and sell them for substantially more, so it's harder to find them now in higher colours.
It looks like a disco ball. I can only imagine the amazing flashes of light it gives off. Stunning piece.I love both of these categories. Old cuts in lower colors and higher colors. They are very different in appearance but both stunning in their own way. My preference has changed (as I got to know what I loved and didn't love) in that I prefer them at either end of the spectrum now vs the middle colors. But what I consider either end of the spectrum might not line up with what most people consider that to be. So for me, in old cuts, I prefer J and higher (whiter) or ST and lower (warmer). I love the soft colors that the warmer colors bring but I appreciate the whiter old cuts too.
And of course, as always with old cut diamonds there are no rules that apply to all stones. So I might find an K/L/M/N/OP/QR stone that speaks to me in a way most don't but in general these are my preferences. But as with all things old cut chunky facet pattern and light play across the stone is key for me.
Truly so many old cuts regardless of their color make me SWOON. I recently shared a higher color old cut that made me go crazy with delight. This is a masterpiece in all ways. And also turned me around re clarity because generally I prefer a higher clarity. VS and above. But this stone was SI. Who knows though, in time, that might have driven me crazy. Our preferences take time to develop and can change over the years. But for now this F color SI stone was the bees knees for me when I saw it and I trust it still would be should I see it again. And that setting. Just wow.
Also to be fair, I did not get to evaluate it in all different lighting environments so I might not have been as enamored of the color play as I would with lower color old cuts. It's always a trade off. No right or wrong just what makes your heart sing. And that (for me) has nothing to do with the dollar amount.
Thank you! I am fully ensconced in old cut love and while I will never say never I think that yes this is my forever stone. Though if I won the lottery and could have different flavors I’d rock an antique pear and antique emerald cut so fast I’d leave smoke in the wake. HahahaIt looks like a disco ball. I can only imagine the amazing flashes of light it gives off. Stunning piece.
Every time you post this ring, I myself “j”ump with “j”oy.OK so look at these beautiful colors.
Outside under a tree during the summer.
One thing I adore about the lower colors is the colorlicious glow it has that I don't get with a whiter old cut. But again it's always trade offs. That is why for now, J is my sweet spot. And why Bubbalah makes me *J*ump for *J*oy every time I see her. Her personality is multifaceted and all facets gorgeous to me.
She appears white and bright to me but also has that color play I adore.
I hope I always feel this way because she satiates my desire for any other big ER stone. As in I am finally completely content with my ER stone. And it took decades to get there lol. But what matters is I finally figured it out and found my dream stone. Persistence and patience and lots of good humor along the way. And the search was much of the fun. Most of the time. Thanks to a few of my dear PS friends who were with me every step of the way. XOXO.
What did you do with the previous setting?Thank you! I am fully ensconced in old cut love and while I will never say never I think that yes this is my forever stone. Though if I won the lottery and could have different flavors I’d rock an antique pear and antique emerald cut so fast I’d leave smoke in the wake. Hahaha
Do you mean Bea’s setting or the one Bubbalah was changed to in the interim between when I first saw her in 2016 (in this current setting) and when I found her again in 2018?What did you do with the previous setting?
I don't think this is odd at all. Color is more forgiving in old cuts. Due to the cut and light return etc. So you are quite correct. Color in MRBs is much more (IMO) pronounced than in old cuts where it is softened to a degree. As an example I would not be able to personally tolerate a J in an ER MRB whereas I love it in Bubbalah.Oddly enough while I am more critical of color in MRB's I am much more forgiving in old cuts
Good luck! And I still say you would rock an old cut if you wore one yourself.I wish my wife shared my love of the older cuts, but she prefers MRB's. Although I am working on her, lol.
I think this says it for me too.I like old cuts in both high and low colours, BUT, I find old cuts more tolerable ie better to look at than RBs in that mid colour range!!!