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  1. AnaClare
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    by AnaClare » Aug 20, 2019
    Hi! I am looking to upgrade my stone and want to change from a round to a cushion. I currently have a 1.277 J VS1 Ideal Cut Brian Gavin Signature Blue. 6.93 x 6.95 x 4.31. It is beautiful and I love it. I will be using BGD's upgrade policy so it must be a BGD stone. I like the hearts and arrows cushions they have but also really love the look of august vintage cushions with the chunky flashes. So basically I am open to any cushion as long as it is bigger/better and a stunner. Any recommendations??
     
    


    


  2. AnaClare
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  3. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 22, 2019
    I’m not great with cushions so hopefully someone will come by to help.
     
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  5. AnaClare
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    by AnaClare » Aug 22, 2019
    You are right. I didn’t realize this until I was on the phone with them yesterday. I would like to stay under 10.
     
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  6. marymm
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    by marymm » Aug 22, 2019
    If you stay under $10K, your new BGD cushion will be facing up smaller than your current BGD round ... is that something you can live with?

    I've had the BGD H&A cushions and they are beautiful ... still, have you considered upgrading to a larger BGD round and setting it so that it is faces up more like a cushion?

    Or, if you like the AVC/antique-style cushions, perhaps try selling your current diamond and buying a cushion from August Vintage, Victor Canera, or Old World Diamonds?

    If you are intent on a BGD cushion, maybe wait a bit in order to save up more money to put towards the upgrade?
     
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  7. AnaClare
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    by AnaClare » Aug 22, 2019
    I agree with what you are saying. I think I might change directions. How could I set it so that it faces up more like a cushion? Thank you for your advice and help!

    s and
     
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  9. marymm
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    by marymm » Aug 22, 2019
    You can also put a round diamond in a cushion-shaped metal surround. The metal surround could be plain, or engraved, or filigree, or beveled, or milgrained, or any combo thereof, such as the plain/beveled/milgrained Jin setting by Erika Winters...

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    I'm posting the below photo as another example of a cushion-shaped metal surround even though the stone is an oval cabochon and the surround is more of a rectangular cushion shape ... this ring dates from the mid 1950s

    round in a cushion kind of.jpg
     
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  10. elizat
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    by elizat » Aug 22, 2019
    I love the EW!
     
    


    


  11. AnaClare
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    by AnaClare » Aug 23, 2019
    Me too!
     
  12. hypermom
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    by hypermom » Aug 23, 2019
    I love the round diamond in a cushion halo. Maytal Hannah makes some gorgeous ones.

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