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Octo2005

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I am looking at a cushion on Jamesallen.com. The magnified photos and video look great. However, I am a little overwhelmed by all of the info available. It is SKU# 1081095

GIA cert on a 3.11 Cushion Brilliant,Color H, VS1, excellent polish, very good symmetry. no fluorescence, L/W 1.26, depth 62.8%, table 62%.
Some concerns for me are that it has a thick-extremely thick girdle and the GIA report mentions "surface graining not shown"

Any feedback would be appreciated
 

msop04

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You can't judge cushions by numbers/specs alone. You'd need to ask for an ASET. I couldn't pull up the diamond with that SKU # -- can you post a link?
 

msop04

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Yes, that worked - thanks. It certainly has a lovely shape, but the facets aren't crisp in certain areas, and there looks to be "mush" (no sparkle) on the table. Ask JA for an ASET.
 

msop04

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After looking some more, it seems the mushiness is in a distinct "X" on the table. Hmmm... Maybe someone else will chime in. I really love the shape though!
 

Octo2005

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Thank you for your feedback. By mushiness do you mean like a crushed ice appearance?
So your verdict is to recommend against?
 

msop04

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Octo2005 said:
Thank you for your feedback. By mushiness do you mean like a crushed ice appearance?
So your verdict is to recommend against?
By mush, I mean dead areas with no light return or sparkle. I don't feel comfortable recommending against it. I feel like you need more information (ASET).
 

Gypsy

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No. No. No. Please don't post 3 posts on the same issue. We'll answer you when we can. If you want attention, bump your own thread to the top.
 
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