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Johnny Sayz

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Hey guys, I need yall input on these cushion diamonds. I ordered a loose diamond from BGD and they are having trouble getting my diamond on time due to the Covid situation. I originally order this:


but they are offering me this diamond since they can’t have my diamond shipped in a timely matter:


Should I wait or get the suggested new diamond? Please guys, I need your help. The diamond is for an E-ring. Im no expert in this field so any input
 

lovedogs

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Hey guys, I need yall input on these cushion diamonds. I ordered a loose diamond from BGD and they are having trouble getting my diamond on time due to the Covid situation. I originally order this:


but they are offering me this diamond since they can’t have my diamond shipped in a timely matter:


Should I wait or get the suggested new diamond? Please guys, I need your help. The diamond is for an E-ring. Im no expert in this field so any input
Is the price the same? From what I understand about Brian gavin, the first one you chose was their best cushion cut line (signature black), and this is their second best (select h&a). Both look beautiful to me, but I would expect the select one to be a bit cheaper than your original choice
 

lovedogs

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Edit. Actually, the new stone should be significantly cheaper bc it faces up MUCH smaller than the original you chose, which I wouldn't want if I were you
 

tyty333

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Edit. Actually, the new stone should be significantly cheaper bc it faces up MUCH smaller than the original you chose, which I wouldn't want if I were you
You're right @lovedogs ! That stinks...

I would wait...can they give you some type of timeline?
 

kb1gra

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Edit. Actually, the new stone should be significantly cheaper bc it faces up MUCH smaller than the original you chose, which I wouldn't want if I were you
Careful. This has been a problem with the h&a cushions. The second dimension on the report for the black is a diagonal measurement not a l x w measure. It appears the other was not measured the same way.
 

lovedogs

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Careful. This has been a problem with the h&a cushions. The second dimension on the report for the black is a diagonal measurement not a l x w measure. It appears the other was not measured the same way.
Gah that is so confusing that 2 stones were measured so differently.
 

tyty333

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Plus, I thought all BGD stones were in-house (except for the Pre-order). How curious.
 

kb1gra

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Gah that is so confusing that 2 stones were measured so differently.
It's due to the reports. AGS (the Black signature stone) measures one dimension diagonally. The other carries a GIA report and they measure stones l x w.

I'd bet the two face up within .02mm of each other.
 

kb1gra

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They’re very close but the original is longer.
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No, it's really not. That 6.69 measurement is a diagonal measure of a cut cornered square. It's not the actual length of the stone.

From Brian Gavin:

How is the Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamond Measured? It is important to understand that the Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamonds are measured a little differently than traditional square cut diamonds, because the rounded corners have an effect upon the diameter of the diamond. Where most square brilliant cut diamonds are measured from edge-to-edge, e.g. North to South and East to West, the first measurement listed on the lab report represents the longest tip-to-tip measurement, and the second measurement represents the shortest edge-to-edge measurement. This is because if the diamond were measured any other way, the surface area of the corner sections would not be taken into account.

The measurements of our Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamonds can be a little confusing at first glance, because they tend to give the impression that the diamonds are rectangular in shape.

As I said, they face up within 0.02mm in the square dimension.
 

Johnny Sayz

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Is the price the same? From what I understand about Brian gavin, the first one you chose was their best cushion cut line (signature black), and this is their second best (select h&a). Both look beautiful to me, but I would expect the select one to be a bit cheaper than your original choice

The one I chose is acually cheaper than the new stone.
 
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