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JJarrett

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Hello, everyone. I'm in the process of picking out a cushion cut for an engagement ring. I have tried to educate myself but I'm still pretty clueless. The cushion needs to be close to square with a budget of approx. $3200.

I have picked out six that look decent to me. Can you guys help me narrow it down? Are there any you hate or love out of the group?
Thanks in advance!

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/?Color=K,J,I,H,G,F,E,D&ViewsOptions=Images&TabSelected=3&DiamondID=770609,686230,750799,60002,683276,684520
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

Those are pretty but I'm looking for something more square. No more than .1 difference between length and width.
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

I don't think you should rule out the 1st one tyty posted. It's gorgeous and still very square.
 

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That stone is not far off. Look at the stone and not the numbers. Visually, the curved corners and bowed outline really hide whether
the stone is square, square or just a little off IMO. It looks to have really nice light return and a lovely faceting pattern.
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

The center of the setting has a milled outline. I tried some non square stones on it and it just didn't look right. Plus, there are some visual inclusions in that stone that look really obvious to me.

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

Anymore opinions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

This would be my next favorite stone
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/0.90-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-60002

I dont care for the rest either due to darkness, mushy under table or not that nice faceting pattern/light return.

Edit ...you do know that James Allen has their settings at 25% off right now? It's a great deal if you can find one
there that is similar to what you are looking for.
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

I'm really starting to consider blowing my budget and getting a signature cut from blue nile but it makes me really nervous that I can't see the diamond first. Any thoughts?
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

The signature cuts are hearts & arrows - completely different look. Are you ok with that look? They will look more like a round.
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

Too many choices. I have no idea because I've never seen one in real life. I just want something thats not junk and she will think is beautiful.
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

A few not-so-great Blue nile H&A cushion pictures here...
[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-blue-nile-sig-ideal-cushion-just-arrived.208661/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-blue-nile-sig-ideal-cushion-just-arrived.208661/[/URL]
[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/bluenile-cushion-h-a-what-do-you-think.200374/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/bluenile-cushion-h-a-what-do-you-think.200374/[/URL]

In my mind they look a lot like rounds. To be honest, If I wanted this look, I would just buy a round. Dont get me wrong,
they are great stones with great light return but they are just too close to rounds for me.

If you go close to the bottom of this thread you will see a modern cushion cut 3 stone.
[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/cushion-vs-square-h-a.31690/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/cushion-vs-square-h-a.31690/[/URL]
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

I agree with tyty. A round will face up larger than a cushion, so if I want a cushion I want it to look like a cushion. Personal preference.

I liked the first cushion I linked (I think #4 from your lineup). It will be beautiful. And honestly, I'm sure she will love anything you get for her!
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

I think she wants a cushion mainly because it fits the shape of the halo setting best. I like the #4 one as well but I'm worried about the size of the culet. It looks as though it is letting a huge amount of light pass directly through the bottom of the diamond. Id feel better if I could see an ASET but they won't send one until January. I was planning on proposing before then but I guess I could always adjust my plans... I'm can be really indecisive and I tend to over research everything I buy.
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

The culet is a personal preference, and shows up commonly in older cuts. 'Huge' amount of light is a 'huge' overstatement - zoom out to the 1x video and see if you still notice it. It is certainly not leaking a huge amount!

This stone likely won't be available after January, so you'd be starting from scratch.
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

malossi168|1449147000|3956862 said:

That's a gorgeous ring!! I ended up purchasing these two:
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/0.90-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-718146
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/0.90-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-775193

I'm going to compare them in person and see what they both look like in our setting before I decide which one to return. Thanks everyone for all of your help!
 

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Re: Opinions on these cushion cuts would be greatly apprecia

JJarrett|1449172489|3957018 said:
malossi168|1449147000|3956862 said:

That's a gorgeous ring!! I ended up purchasing these two:
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/0.90-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-718146
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/0.90-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-775193

I'm going to compare them in person and see what they both look like in our setting before I decide which one to return. Thanks everyone for all of your help!

That's terrific! Not too many people can order two stones for comparison. Let us know what you think and post some pictures!
 
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