Hi all- this site has been extremely helpful in my education about diamonds. I have narrowed my choices for an engagement ring to an asscher, radiant, or cushion. I am having a very hard time deciding which direction to go in. I love a squarish shape with trapezoid side stones, so I am thinking about an asscher or radiant with the traps. I love the way the asscher looks but am concerned about the lack of sparkle. I know radiants sparkle more, but I am concerned about the "crushed glass" look that is mentioned on this site. And I love cushion cuts, but am still searching for a setting I like, and would probably have to forgo the side stones and go with a solitaire setting. I have a size 7, short finger. I am assuming my stone will be about 1 carat, but I am not sure about that. Any advice/opinions as to which one I should lean towards? I appreicate any help!