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Opinions please on this 2.0ct Modified Cushion?

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ddcha

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2.00ct
F VS2
7.45x7.30x4.56
depth: 62.5%
table: 65%
girdle: med to thick faceted
polish: excellent
symmetry: good
flour: none

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Ellen

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It''s not what I look for in a cushion, but, do you like it?
 

Fox2009

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Yeah, it''s not the standard cushion look, and, for all I know--it looks like it has nice specs, and it is very sparkly and eye catching!
 

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Date: 3/27/2009 5:03:55 PM
Author: Ellen
It''s not what I look for in a cushion, but, do you like it?
Ditto
 

ddcha

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is it because it isn''t a "standard cushion" (chunkier facets)?

Yes, we prefer the standard cushion too, but it''s pricier. We''ve seen 3 broad variations of cushions starting from standard (chunky facets), to the modified brilliant cushion (crushed glass).

The one I displayed here falls in the "in between" category. Not sure what the technical term is.

Are there any obvious concerns with what I''ve shown? thank you.
 

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Date: 3/28/2009 8:32:52 AM
Author: ddcha
is it because it isn''t a ''standard cushion'' (chunkier facets)?

Yes, we prefer the standard cushion too, but it''s pricier. We''ve seen 3 broad variations of cushions starting from standard (chunky facets), to the modified brilliant cushion (crushed glass).

The one I displayed here falls in the ''in between'' category. Not sure what the technical term is.

Are there any obvious concerns with what I''ve shown? thank you.
I prefer the chunkier faceted look yes but this diamond doesn''t appeal to me really, it has nothing which makes me want to look at it - this is just my opinion of course - but it looks unexciting to me.
 

Ellen

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Date: 3/28/2009 8:32:52 AM
Author: ddcha
is it because it isn't a 'standard cushion' (chunkier facets)?

Yes, we prefer the standard cushion too, but it's pricier. We've seen 3 broad variations of cushions starting from standard (chunky facets), to the modified brilliant cushion (crushed glass).

The one I displayed here falls in the 'in between' category. Not sure what the technical term is.

Are there any obvious concerns with what I've shown? thank you.
I'd like to see an ASET on it, I'm wondering if there is a large area in the middle that is leaking light. Is it possible to get one? Or an IS, or a video? Anything?

And you're welcome!
 

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Date: 3/28/2009 8:37:03 AM
Author: Ellen

Date: 3/28/2009 8:32:52 AM
Author: ddcha
is it because it isn''t a ''standard cushion'' (chunkier facets)?

Yes, we prefer the standard cushion too, but it''s pricier. We''ve seen 3 broad variations of cushions starting from standard (chunky facets), to the modified brilliant cushion (crushed glass).

The one I displayed here falls in the ''in between'' category. Not sure what the technical term is.

Are there any obvious concerns with what I''ve shown? thank you.
I''d like to see an ASET on it, I''m wondering if there is a large area in the middle that is leaking light. Is it possible to get one? Or an IS, or a video? Anything?

And you''re welcome!
Good idea, I am wondering that too, if it would be possible.
 

neatfreak

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Not my favorite look at all, but if you like the facet pattern that is all that matters.

I ditto Ellen though-get an ASET to see if there is major light leakage in the middle. Could be just the photo, but might not be.

And can I ask why you wouldn't buy the stone that you prefer? Just go a tad smaller if you need to stay on budget. Maybe it's just me but I would rather have a stone just shy of 2 cts but with a pattern I loved than a stone above 2 cts with a pattern I felt "eh" about.
 

ddcha

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Date: 3/28/2009 9:50:05 AM
Author: neatfreak
Not my favorite look at all, but if you like the facet pattern that is all that matters.

I ditto Ellen though-get an ASET to see if there is major light leakage in the middle. Could be just the photo, but might not be.

And can I ask why you wouldn''t buy the stone that you prefer? Just go a tad smaller if you need to stay on budget. Maybe it''s just me but I would rather have a stone just shy of 2 cts but with a pattern I loved than a stone above 2 cts with a pattern I felt ''eh'' about.
thanks. both patterns have their pros and cons. the standard cushion has more chunky facets, which we enjoy looking at more, but there is less "fire" than the stones with more facets. The price differential is much greater than you describe. I would be sacrificing perhaps a quarter point for the same price and quality.
 

ddcha

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how can you tell from a photo whether there is light "leaking" in the middle? Is it related to the culet size? I''m learning as I go along but up the curve I go. haha.
 

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Date: 3/28/2009 10:19:51 AM
Author: ddcha
how can you tell from a photo whether there is light ''leaking'' in the middle? Is it related to the culet size? I''m learning as I go along but up the curve I go. haha.
Detrimental light leakage is to do with the proportions more than the culet itself. If you look at the centre of the image, you can see a dark area around the culet, then moving out from there to under the table itself, a greyish dead looking area, it is possible this is leakage.
 

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