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Help Needed. Looking for a 2+ carat Cushion

BVavra

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I am planning on purposing in a few months so I have started seriously looking at rings and stones. I listen when she mentions her likes and dislikes, plus she has a Pinterest :mrgreen:

I am looking for a 2.0-2.5 carat cushion with the following specs:

Color: D - E
Cut: the best I can get in my budget
Clarity: VS1 or better. I will consider SI1 if it is extremely eye clean.
Shape: Square. I'd like to keep the l/w ratio less then 1.05.
Budget: $20k +10% if there is an exceptional stone out there.

I appreciate any and all help.

The ring will look like this but with a slightly wider band.

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Queenie60

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Yekutiel at ID Jewelry is doing a similar ring for my nephew which will be done in a few weeks. I would reach out to him to see if he can source a stone within your specs and budget. Or, maybe some of the experts will chime in with recommendations. Good luck. :wavey:
 

diamondseeker2006

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BVavra

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diamondseeker2006|1461363672|4022602 said:
I'd make the clarity VS2 and higher rather than VS1. I'd also at least include F color because cut is the most important factor in a diamond's beauty, and you don't want your range so narrow that you'd have to settle for a less than great cut.

Two that look beautiful:

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/2.21-carat-f-color-vs2-clarity-sku-866948

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/2.05-carat-e-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-1022621

I meant to type VS2 and D-F for color. I guess I was too worried about the picture attaching correctly. Thanks for the heads up.

Both of those stones look very nice. Does the L/W ratio = 1.00 make the second one "more desirable" thus more expensive? If so that is not important to me. I dont think many people would be able to tell that a stone is not a square with a L/W ratio of 1.05.
 

Gypsy

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No. Square doesn't mean better.

Here are some nice options for you.

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-2-21-Carat-F-Color-VS2-Clarity-Diamond-3DM85L Big, beautiful, at budget and ticks all your requirements, and has excellent light performance confirmed with an ASET. Number one pick.

Second choice:
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-2-01-Carat-F-Color-SI1-Clarity-Diamond-5VGPBJ

Put any 'maybe' stones on hold ASAP. We have lurkers.
 

BVavra

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Gypsy|1461383212|4022661 said:
No. Square doesn't mean better.

Here are some nice options for you.

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-2-21-Carat-F-Color-VS2-Clarity-Diamond-3DM85L Big, beautiful, at budget and ticks all your requirements, and has excellent light performance confirmed with an ASET. Number one pick.

Second choice:
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Cushion/GIA-Certified-2-01-Carat-F-Color-SI1-Clarity-Diamond-5VGPBJ

Put any 'maybe' stones on hold ASAP. We have lurkers.

I really like the first one, it is exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you.

I will get it put on hold ASAP.
 

BVavra

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I set up an appointment with a local jewelry store and gave them the same specs I posted here to have some stones to look at. They had two beautiful stones for me to look at but both were more then I told them I wanted to spend.

I have attached the GIA reports for review.

#1757 is slightly more rectangular then I was looking for but me girlfriend liked it. This stone is visibly larger then the other stone due to its larger table and less depth.

The #9480 is a G and I could see that it was darker then the F when sitting next to each other. It didn't necessarily have more color but it was darker.
 

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Gypsy

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Lab reports tell us nothing. It's all pictures, ASET and faceting with cushions.
 

BVavra

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My interaction with my local jewelry store has been less then desirable and the stones previously pointed out are long gone so I am back on the search.

I found one stone that I really liked but I slept on it too long and now its gone. https://enchanteddiamonds.com/favorites/diamonds#diamond=C201-7903063Z0

Here is another one I am considering.https://enchanteddiamonds.com/favorites/diamonds#diamond=C220-498421585

I am thinking about broadening my parameters to include more diamonds because there dont seem to be many out there right now that fit my current requirements.

What Im looking for:

Shape: Cushion
Size: 2-2.5 carats
Color: D-G
Clarity: IF-VS2
L/W: >1.06
Budget: $22k

I definitely dont want the "crushed ice" look.

Once again, any and all help will be appreciated. Im not going to let another one slip away.
 

Gypsy

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BVavra|1470230870|4062026 said:
My interaction with my local jewelry store has been less then desirable and the stones previously pointed out are long gone so I am back on the search.


Here is another one I am considering.https://enchanteddiamonds.com/favorites/diamonds#diamond=C220-498421585



Once again, any and all help will be appreciated. Im not going to let another one slip away.
Buy that one you linked to. Its a winner. Good job,
 

BVavra

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As soon as they open I will get in touch with them to make certain it is eye clean and get the ball rolling. Thank you for the insight.
 
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