Does anyone know what depth % would be ideal for optical performance in a cushion ? I realize they are all different, but I want a very sparkly diamond with the most spread possible for the carat weight. Is there a range I should limit my search to?
Chunky vs crushed ice is a matter of knowing the measurements of a set of facets called the lower halves or lower girdle facets. Longer lower girdle facets will contribute to a more modern appearance in cushions while shorter will contribute to a more antiquey/chunky faceted style.Date: 3/24/2009 7:09:06 PM
I think my preference is the chunky facets vs crushed ice.......does that help narrow it down?
Depth % alone tells me zippo. Beleive me when I tell you I *wish* there was a crystal ball that told me facet structure, light performance (brightness, contrast, fire/sparkle patterns), structural integrity, the clarity's impact on transparency, etc. ad nauseum so I could make blind purchases/sells and setup an easy money making business model like bluenile/jamesallen. Until there is I will not be able to sell diamonds with a clear conscience.Date: 3/24/2009 10:49:39 PM
Thanks! What about the depth %?