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SilverLily

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Hi everyone. I''ve lurked for a long time, but haven''t posted much. I love looking at everyone''s rings.

I just received a new cushion. This will be an upgrade for me from my H&A round that I purchased a few years ago. I am trying to decide how I want to set it...basically halo or no halo. Well, here are a few pics:

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SilverLily

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Ugh...looks like the poor cushion is dirty already (not to mention my poor RB). I need an ultrasonic!
 

dani13

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YOWZA!!!!
Its beautiful!! I vote non-halo in a pave setting with split claw prongs!!! Either way, you can''t lose....Enjoy, and congrats!!!
 

SoonIHope

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Goooooooorgeous!!!!
That cushion is so stunning, it really doesn''t matter how you set it b/c I''m sure it''ll steal the show anyway!!! LOOOVE IT and can''t wait to see what you end up doing with it!!!
 

marvel

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Beautiful stone! I vote for the classic Harry Winston cushion halo
 

SilverLily

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Thank you, everyone. I love it!

Albicocca, I adore your ring. The vendor I am dealing with says that he carries Ritani, so I am thinking of getting the Ritani Endless Love since I just love the look of a thin band with a big stone. I just have to decide if I want the Endless Love with halo or without.

The Harry Winston cushion halo type setting sounds wonderful, as well. I have a lot of thinking to do! I also have to decide what to do with my round.


edited to add: Albi, I know your ring is a Vera Wang, but I thought since my vendor carries Ritani it would give a similar look (minus the beautiful diamonds on the prongs, of course
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Ellen

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Gorgeous!!

halo halo halo
 

Tacori E-ring

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It is beautiful!!! I think it would look great either way.
 

SoonIHope

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Date: 11/29/2006 12:35:43 PM
Author: SilverLily
Albicocca, I adore your ring.
Awwww, thanks SilverLily!!!!
I looove the Ritani too & think your cushion would be gorgeous in it!!!! If you''re going to go the halo route, though, I think I prefer the Harry Winston style to the Ritani halo...not sure why. But I''m so flattered you remembered & like my ring!!
 

FacetFire

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Love it! Do you have any other specs on it? Can''t wait to see the finished ring!!!! (BTW, I vote Ritani, no halo) :)
 

kcoursolle

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It''s gorgeous! I love the chunky facets and the general shape of it, very antique looking. I could envision it in a split shank rather than a halo, let it shine alone. Either way would be beautiful though. Do you have any more specs on it?
 

decodelighted

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That's an AMAZING stone! Great choice!!! I think it would be POW on a Ritini band ... sans halo. Every stone has it's own little personality & relation to the wearer and size profiles etc ... and, I dunno why ... but I envision that one: solitaire.

Unlesssssss.... you live in a very blingy area .... then mayyyyybbbeeee.


ETA: Have you seen Tiger007's similar size cushion set east/west on a sparkly band ... oh man ... that could turn your head!!!
 

KristyDarling

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You have my DREAM DIAMOND right there in your hand!!!
Long shape, big fat facets.....sigh. Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming......

Pleeeease don''t halo that beauty! It''s freakin'' huge already and I think that a halo will detract from those unbelievable facets. If it were mine, I''d want the facets to be the star of the show, and would put it in a solitaire setting with split claw prongs. I like Dani''s idea of a thin, pave shank.

Are you wearing this as a RHR or as your engagement ring? Either way, I''d still set it as I described above. (will you be returning your round to the jeweler as part of the upgrade?) Congrats!!!!
 

moremoremore

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With all due respect to your NOT TO SHABBY H&A :), Mr. Cushion blows it away. WHO says that only rounds have all the beauty from light return....Please!

Congrats. That is a stunner!!!!!!!!!!
 

decodelighted

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch check it out.


eastwestcushmege.JPG
 

SilverLily

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Thank you everyone! I love halos, but I also feel that I want the stone to be the star of the show. So I am leaning toward the Ritani without halo right now, though split shank might also be a good idea. I love so many different settings.

I got the diamond from....The Cushion Man himself, Mark Turnowski. He was wonderful and found the perfect stone for me. He understood exactly what I was looking for. Some specs from the GIA cert:

3.10ct Cushion Brilliant
J Color (just gorgeous...just a hint of warmth, not yellow at all).
SI2 clarity (totally eye clean...can only see inclusions with magnification).
dimensions: 9.61 x 8.22 x 5.45
table: 55%
depth: 66.3%
girdle: thin - very thick
culet: medium
polish: very good
symmetry: good
no fluorescence - I wanted a stone with fluorescence, but couldn''t pass this one up even though it didn''t have any.

My round diamond is from another vendor, so I will not be trading it in. I may set it into a pendant. I originally thought that I would trade it in for a larger round, but decided that I like fancy shapes in larger diamonds. Once I decided on a cushion, I knew the perfect person to go to was Mark.

I was a little nervous about the color of the cushion since my round is an F color, but all my worries went out the window when I saw this cushion. It has a soft glow when compared to my icy white round, but it doesn''t look yellow at all.

Thanks everyone for the compliments. If it wasn''t for Pricescope, I wouldn''t have found such a beautiful stone.
 

moremoremore

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Ahhhhh! I was on the phone with Mark, talking about my never ending search, and he mentioned that he sent a big boy out!!! I guess it was this big boy! NO halo!!! Noooo...! :) And that round will make SOME pendant!!!!
 

Kaleigh

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Gorgeous cushion!!!! No halo for this baby, let it be the star of the show!!!!
 

mrssalvo

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I''m with the no halo crowd for that gorgeous stone. I love the Leon Tiger creation of the stone set e/w but a thin ritani like pave band would be beautiful too or a daniel K, split crown liek setting..yummo....
 

dtnyc

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What an absolutely stunning stone!

I vote NO halo- that rock is plenty big!

And while I love halos and the fact that they can add size, I think that w/ 3+ cts you don''t really need to add size, and that w/ a stone that large you could do a beautiful setting w/o a halo. When a stone is that large you can really do some beautiful basket or "undercarriage" work as I like to call it.

That stone can stand alone very well w/o a halo.

Congrats on your goreous upgrade!
 

KristyDarling

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Date: 11/29/2006 2:38:54 PM
Author: dtnyc
What an absolutely stunning stone!

I vote NO halo- that rock is plenty big!

When a stone is that large you can really do some beautiful basket or ''undercarriage'' work as I like to call it.
Ooooh, I like that idea! Some delicate pave work on the basket would be exquisite and subtle.


Also, YAY that you get to keep your original stone! It''s going to make a heck of a pendant!
 

curlygirl

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Holy moly, that stone is just STUNNING!!!! W
W!!!! Definitely no halo. That baby needs to be the center of attention. It''s absolutely gorgeous. Can''t wait to see what you do with it!
 
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