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Help needed. Looking for 1.2 -1.5 ct cushion

yarira

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Hello everyone.

I have been reading a lot of posts on PS and trying to learn how to select a good cushion. As we already know, cushion diamonds are complicated and I hardly tell which one is good or bad even with ASET pics.
It would be greatly appreciated if you throw your advice.

Budget: less than 12k
Size: 1.2 ct - 1.5 ct
Width/Length ratio: ~1.05 I'd like to have an elongated halo design. I actually don't know the optimal W/L ratio.
Clarity: VS1-VS2
Color: F or better
Cut: excellent
polish/symmetry: very good/ex
Fluorence: none
Setting: one like VC emilya

This is what I found so far. I tried to search websites providing ASET.

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-1-59-Carat-F-Color-VS2-Clarity-Diamond-QEJL8J
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-1-6-Carat-E-Color-VS1-Clarity-Diamond-2Z5MFS
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-1-53-Carat-F-Color-VS2-Clarity-Diamond-75WW9M

How do you think about these? Or what would you buy if you were in my case?

Thank you.
 

LLJsmom

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I would probably choose the E, the second stone. I'm really no expert and all the assets look nice to me. I think they will be lively stones. Recently I saw some modern well cut cushions IRL set in a halo, and the first thing that popped out to me was the tint of the center stone. I was looking at an H in a nice halo. Granted I am rather color sensitive like you, I am guessing. My MRB is an F. The other thing I noticed was the sparkle pattern. These varied among the modern cushions, even the well cut ones. I think you should look at the IRL before you commit to make sure you like how it sparkles.
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
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https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-1-59-Carat-F-Color-VS2-Clarity-Diamond-QEJL8J
Good mix of green and red, but that square in the middle sticks out like a sore thumb to me. The shape is barely elongated. I would consider it more square than rectangular.

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-1-6-Carat-E-Color-VS1-Clarity-Diamond-2Z5MFS
My pick out of the 3 choices offered. I do think it looks quite square at first glance though.

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-1-53-Carat-F-Color-VS2-Clarity-Diamond-75WW9M
Mediocre performance. Not great but not horrible either. Just middle of the road but the worst of the 3 options.
 
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