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Calling all cushion cut experts for Blue Nile upgrade diamon

Luvdogz4

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I am between two 8 main cushion cut diamonds. The difference in price between each one is significant. I am not sure why the 1.06 stone would be worth so much more. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance!

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD06797362

1.04-Carat Cushion Cut Diamond
$5,139
$5,061.92 Bank Wire Price
Summary
Stock number LD06677796
Price per carat $4,941
Carat weight 1.04
Shape Cushion
Cut Very Good
Color H
Clarity VVS1
Length/width ratio 1.00
Depth % 66.2%
Table % 58.0%
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Very Good
Girdle Medium to Thick
Culet None
Fluorescence Faint
Measurements 6.13 x 6.12 x 4.05 mm

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD06677796
1.06-Carat Cushion Cut Diamond
$5,991
$5,901.14 Bank Wire Price
Summary

Stock number LD06797362
Price per carat $5,652
Carat weight 1.06
Shape Cushion
Cut Very Good
Color G
Clarity VS1
Length/width ratio 1.01
Depth % 65.8%
Table % 57.0%
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Girdle Thin to Slightly Thick
Culet None
Fluorescence None
Measurements 6.26 x 6.20 x 4.08 mm
 

rubybeth

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Re: Calling all cushion cut experts for Blue Nile upgrade di

Blue Nile for a cushion is going to be complicated since they don't provide images of the stones, and cushions are fancy cuts and you can't just go by the numbers. Does it have to be BN for this purchase?
 

Luvdogz4

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Re: Calling all cushion cut experts for Blue Nile upgrade di

Yes, we are exchanging the diamond we got a few years ago. I am so tempted to go with an ideal round diamond because of the uncertainty of the cushion cut.
 

rubybeth

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Re: Calling all cushion cut experts for Blue Nile upgrade di

Luvdogz4|1464735159|4038673 said:
Yes, we are exchanging the diamond we got a few years ago. I am so tempted to go with an ideal round diamond because of the uncertainty of the cushion cut.
Could you order multiple loose cushions to look at in person before deciding which one to set? I would really hesitate to order a fancy cut from a vendor like Blue Nile where they don't show photos (let alone video, or light return images like ASET). A vendor like Good Old Gold, James Allen, or any of the vendors who will work with you individually to source a stone would be far preferable to a drop shipper like Blue Nile.
 

Gypsy

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Re: Calling all cushion cut experts for Blue Nile upgrade di

I would ask for pictures of the cushions you are looking at.

If you want a good blue nile cushion, check out their signature hearts and arrows cushions.
 
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