bah, I hate retyping posts that get messed up during submit lolDate: 12/13/2006 12:19:38 AM
I''m far from an expert, so hopefully they''ll chime in.
From what I know, price per carat is less for fancy shapes than for round brilliants.
If you do a search for ''cushion cut'' in the forum you''ll find some good explanations of all the various types. Here are two good threads to start:
I had no idea that there were multiple types of cushions before I came to this forum. I don''t think there are generally applicable ideal numbers for a cushions like there are for rbs. It seems like a lot of people like table and depth to be b/t 60-65%, with depth being about 3% more. I''m curious now, would that recc hold true for all types of cushions?
hehe I wouldn''t - mine is 66% D and 53% table I love that! I wish I knew what type of cut you got!!Date: 12/13/2006 12:30:06 AM
When I cut and paste those two links into my browser they take me to the correct threads.
One more thing I''ll add --> We just bought a cushion brilliant for my e-ring with the following specs:
1.5 E VS2
A lot of people would say the table is super small compared to the depth (I think they would at least), and some people wouldn''t like the med culet. The stone may face up small, but to me it looked AMAZING in person, and that was after I''d compared it to 10 other cushion brilliants w/varying specs.
Basically, my point is that w/ fancies, numbers definitely are important, but what you personally like after you''ve compared several stones is important too.
I can''t wait to see them! mine is cut like an old mine cut so it''s different than those 3 in the pic. I love cushionsDate: 12/13/2006 1:35:57 AM
It''s a cushion brilliant on the GIA cert, ''B'' in the picture. While I haven''t seen the stone in almost two months it does look most like the photo example of ''B'' too. It will arrive tomorrow and I''m hoping to get it very soon, so I''ll post pics ASAP.
Great to know that your stone has similar specs! I''m sure it is gorgeous!
just would add with ROUNDS the big price jump occurs from SIs to VSs. with fancies the big price jump occurs from H colors to G colors.Date: 12/13/2006 12:05:25 AM
Any idea on how the pricing goes for cushion cut vs r.b? Also certificate what are the best proportions for cushion cut ? Any input is apprecieated.Thanks