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Cushion Diamond Advice

rockchalk

Rough_Rock
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May 13, 2016
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Hi all!

Long-time lurker here getting ready to purchase a cushion diamond engagement ring. The diamond will be set in a french cut pave band in platinum. I would love to hear any input on the following diamond that I currently have on hold:

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.82-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-450593...

The ASET image for the above diamond: http://static8.segoma.com/v.php?type=jpg&name=aset.jpg&id=CPLZFIW7QQ

Any thoughts on the quality of this diamond? If you do not think this is a quality diamond, could you steer me in the direction of a high quality cushion diamond? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Budget: $12-14k
Cut: More of a square cushion
Carat: above 1.6
Color: H or better
Clarity: SI1 or better
 

Gypsy

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Aug 8, 2005
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Hmm. I don't think it's going to ASET out red. Probably green, which means it will look smaller than a better performing stone of equal or even slightly smaller dimensions.

Can JA can an ASET for it?

I didn't see anything eyeclean that is worth buying under 12,500 and above 1.7 carats at JA.
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-1-7-Carat-E-Color-VS2-Clarity-Diamond-1HDRD1 What I'd buy assuming vendor verifies it's not overblue.
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-1-7-Carat-H-Color-VVS2-Clarity-Diamond-DBUZJX Second choice.
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-1-81-Carat-F-Color-SI1-Clarity-Diamond-LU7T7D Beautiful but expensive.

COMPARE dimensions NOT carat weight.
 

rockchalk

Rough_Rock
Joined
May 13, 2016
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Hi Gypsy,

Thank you so much for the response. All three of those diamonds are stunning. I'm definitely considering one of the three, however, I wanted to ask if you saw any cushion diamonds that you would buy/recommend from James Allen for under $15k? I'm set on the French Cut Pave setting at James Allen, so I think it would be ideal to purchase the diamond through JA (maybe this is a silly mindset, I don't know).

Thanks again for any and all advice!
 
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