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3blindmice

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I would like to get some expert help in finding a 3 carat cushion!

I realize there are many nuances but I want a diamond that outdoes her sisters :cheeky:

What is the best website to search for 3 carat cushions on? The diamond search on here doesn't make it very easy to find the nice ones you all seem to suggest.

I want to be in the F-H, eye clean range.
 

Gypsy

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That one is okay. But the other ones we posted are better.

If you want a potential bargain, there is this beauty: http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-8001980-3.01-carat-Cushion-diamond-D-color-SI1-Clarity.aspx?sku=8001980&utm_source=Criteo&utm_medium=Remarketing&utm_campaign=Dynamic Ignore the vendor's cut score, it is meaningless. Ask them to have a gemologist examine it and tell you if A) it is eyeclean and B) if the fluorescence is having any negative effect. If the answer to both of those is good, then ask them for an ASET image.
 

3blindmice

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Gypsy|1475285245|4082536 said:
That one is okay. But the other ones we posted are better.

If you want a potential bargain, there is this beauty: http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-8001980-3.01-carat-Cushion-diamond-D-color-SI1-Clarity.aspx?sku=8001980&utm_source=Criteo&utm_medium=Remarketing&utm_campaign=Dynamic Ignore the vendor's cut score, it is meaningless. Ask them to have a gemologist examine it and tell you if A) it is eyeclean and B) if the fluorescence is having any negative effect. If the answer to both of those is good, then ask them for an ASET image.
The cut says Very Good on this one though? I know you say to ignore it but maybe they have already examined it?
 

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Gypsy

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3blindmice|1475464897|4083089 said:
Gypsy|1475464539|4083086 said:
3blindmice|1475464404|4083083 said:
What about this one: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/3.01-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-sku-597856

Ultimate sparkle?

How do I search for the ones you picked for me? What should I be looking for?

Yes, it's perfect. Great choice.
I don't need an ASSET report? How do you know its perfect? Teach me your ways :confused:

If they have an ASET available for that stone, get one. But I already know how it will ASET out. How, years of experience with JA"s videos of cushions, and seeing their ASETs. Also, seeing their stones in person.

The ASET will look like the ASETs of these stones:
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/C301-851Z1Z346
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/C422-390749345
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/C180-681482158
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/C301-851Z1Z346


I can pretty much guarantee it.

So if they don't have the ability to ASET the stone, you will be fine.
 

MandyPandy

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Just wanted to make sure that you saw that the JA stone is the Enchanted Diamonds one, so you've already got your ASET :)
 

3blindmice

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Are there any other diamonds you could recommend? I have a budget up to 50k if need be.
 

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3blindmice

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Hi Gypsy!

I hope Im not annoying you but I found these:

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/v/6769Z8Z9Z - can you tell me what you see on the certificate and ASET?

Should I request an ASET on these?
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/4.02-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-sku-458319
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/4.06-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-sku-757708

What do you think? What other 3.5+ carats would you recommend? Considering that I might want to raise by budget to allow for a bigger better diamond.
 

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3blindmice|1476678568|4087801 said:
Your diamond expert gets kickbacks from Blue Nile and/or has no idea what they are talking about.

Anyone who claims that a cushion is better by looking at only a lab report, and not at actual images of the stone is full of it.

Run, don't walk away from this "expert".
 

Wendylynne

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please put the diamonds gypsy has recommended on HOLD ASAP. People scoop them up,,, the antique faceted stone is already gone.
 

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3blindmice|1476816956|4088322 said:
Which one was the antique one??
I posted one in my first post. Gypsy removed it when she quoted me, but I thought it was quite pretty.
 

3blindmice

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Here are images of the Blue Nile one ending in 818.

What can you tell me about these Gypsy?

ld05889818_cushion_4.jpg

ld05889818_cushion_pavillion_4.jpg
 

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kb1gra|1476820883|4088340 said:
3blindmice|1476816956|4088322 said:
Which one was the antique one??
I posted one in my first post. Gypsy removed it when she quoted me, but I thought it was quite pretty.
I really like that one too! The way the culet reflects around the crown - it looks like it is available again.
 

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duckduckgoose|1477496221|4090719 said:
kb1gra|1476820883|4088340 said:
3blindmice|1476816956|4088322 said:
Which one was the antique one??
I posted one in my first post. Gypsy removed it when she quoted me, but I thought it was quite pretty.
I really like that one too! The way the culet reflects around the crown - it looks like it is available again.
Objectively it is not the best performer ever - but it a a great color, gorgeous high crown, and not too strong on the Maltese cross. In person an educated guess says this one would be gorgeous and different.

But I'm a fan of fancy shapes and have seen a lot of them that "fail" the aset but have an amazing "personality" in motion.
 

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kb1gra|1477498861|4090732 said:
duckduckgoose|1477496221|4090719 said:
kb1gra|1476820883|4088340 said:
3blindmice|1476816956|4088322 said:
Which one was the antique one??
I posted one in my first post. Gypsy removed it when she quoted me, but I thought it was quite pretty.
I really like that one too! The way the culet reflects around the crown - it looks like it is available again.
Objectively it is not the best performer ever - but it a a great color, gorgeous high crown, and not too strong on the Maltese cross. In person an educated guess says this one would be gorgeous and different.

But I'm a fan of fancy shapes and have seen a lot of them that "fail" the aset but have an amazing "personality" in motion.
Yes, I agree, all preference :) I also like the stones with personality - I've got an oval that cut-wise fails on paper, but it was the nicest looking in the bunch!
 

3blindmice

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kb1gra|1477498861|4090732 said:
duckduckgoose|1477496221|4090719 said:
kb1gra|1476820883|4088340 said:
3blindmice|1476816956|4088322 said:
Which one was the antique one??
I posted one in my first post. Gypsy removed it when she quoted me, but I thought it was quite pretty.
I really like that one too! The way the culet reflects around the crown - it looks like it is available again.
Objectively it is not the best performer ever - but it a a great color, gorgeous high crown, and not too strong on the Maltese cross. In person an educated guess says this one would be gorgeous and different.

But I'm a fan of fancy shapes and have seen a lot of them that "fail" the aset but have an amazing "personality" in motion.
Where can I learn more about the Maltese cross?

Gypsy, what do you think about this diamond now that we have the pictures!
 

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I think it has problems under the table. More so that I would feel comfortable with personally in a 3 carat stone with a medium/large table. I think it's going to be largely dead except for the X.
 
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