by mattyice1 » Apr 21, 2019 Hey there, long time lurker but looking to pull the trigger on a diamond in the next few days, but I can't quite find the right one for me and figured I'd enlist some happy helpers if they are willing. What I'm looking for 2ct, or maybe slightly smaller or larger cushion cut or oval diamond. H or better in color ideally. Clarity (eye clean or minimal flaws). I'd love for a hearts and arrows sort of pattern, but it isn't the most important thing to me as I really want edge to edge brightness. The lady likes modern cushions, not a fan of vintage ones such as AVC, which is a shame because I love everything he puts out and would really love to give him my business as he's gotten me so interested into the science of diamonds. The curveball I may add is she likes cushions and ovals equally, but we can't find an oval that we really love as I can't stand standard ovals. Priorities - Optics #1 > Color > Clarity Brian Gavin has one that I liked in a J 2.08 I believe, however I am quite worried about a J color and would really like to be H or better. If anyone has feedback as to how his J's are in signature diamonds I'd love to know more or see! August Vintage has a few opulence ovals, however the ones in stock seem to have a few too many flaws for my eyes. Budget is 15k but it can go a bit higher as much as 18 if something is spectacular. Hope someone can guide me in the right direction. I also found this, but I don't know much about this site -> https://www.b2cjewels.com/diamond-search/dd/12361194/Cushion-Diamond-F-Color-VS2-Clarity Thanks!