The lower half facet length. Short lower halves will produce chunky, long lower halves will produce modern.Date: 4/8/2009 10:06:31 AM
Could someone explain the difference between a chunky cushion and a modern cushion?
If you had all the facet measurements or better yet a Helium/Sarin 3d scan that would be sufficient for at least determining the facet design. But then once you''ve determined facet design there is the issue of light performance. Not all chunky faceted cushions reflect/refract light with the same efficiency.I thought if a GIA report said cushion brilliant, it would be the chunky style. I must be missing something.....
Not a problem. Not to throw another monkey wrench at this issue but I don''t think most folks here are aware of the fact that a chunky faceted cushion can also have a crushed ice appearance. I had a BUNCH of chunky faceted cushions sent in from a cutter who specializes in cushions cut with short lower havles (all chunky) however their light performance varied per their proportion factors. Some gave off the bold flash we often associate with chunkies while some had that watery crushed ice effect under the table. Our most recent featured clip demonstrates this rather plainly.Date: 4/8/2009 11:27:12 AM
Thanks Jon, for the explanation. I''ve been searching for that answer for a while too.