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The War of the Cushions: Ladies'' Votes Needed Please!

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coz3197

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Hi Everyone!

After reading your advice for months, I think I''ve finally narrowed my search down to a couple cushions. The problem is, I honestly have no idea which diamond The Boss would prefer. There is about a $500 price differential between them, it''s really a matter of personal taste at this point. The ring will be somewhat contemporary and simple. I''m designing a standard size full bezel for the diamond and a standard 2.0-2.2mm thick slightly rounded band/ring in white gold.

I would be grateful to get some opinions as to which stone you prefer. The picture is under fluorescent lighting.

Thanks so much in advance!

The diamond on the left:

Cushion Brilliant
Carat weight: 1.51
Cut: Ideal
Color: J
Clarity: VS1
Certificate: GIA
Depth: 66.4%
Table: 64.0%
Polish: Excellent
Symmetry: Very Good
Girdle: Medium
Culet: None
Fluorescence: None
Measurements: 6.73*6.67*4.30
Ratio: 1.01

The diamond on the right:

Cushion Modified Brilliant
Carat weight: 1.52
Cut: Ideal
Color: J
Clarity: SI1
Certificate: GIA
Depth: 63.2%
Table: 58.0%
Polish: Very Good
Symmetry: Very Good
Girdle: Slightly thick, faceted
Culet: None
Fluorescence: Faint
Measurements: 7.18*6.44*4.07
Ratio: 1.11

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Demon

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I haven''t a clue as to what the percentages should be on a cushion, but from the picture alone, I like the one on the left much more.
 

Haven

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Date: 3/26/2009 3:36:21 PM
Author: neatfreak
Left - no brainer for me.
A wholehearted ditto, here.
 

Ellen

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Date: 3/26/2009 3:45:54 PM
Author: Haven

Date: 3/26/2009 3:36:21 PM
Author: neatfreak
Left - no brainer for me.
A wholehearted ditto, here.
Thritto.
 

DiamondFlame

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Can''t get any easier. No need to look at numbers at all. LEFT it is for me.
 

Gypsy

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stepcutgirl

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I''m not sure if it''s a quaditto or not but the left by far!
 

Rock_of_Love

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It is always amazing to me how *different* two cushions can be. Based on the pic, I agree with the others, the one on the left for sure.
 

LaurenThePartier

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Left! Love the shape and the facet pattern.
 

Lorelei

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I think we are up to sevendittos the left one!
 

Rhea

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The one on the left, hands down. I don''t know anything about %ages so I went by photo alone.
 

purrfectpear

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Diamond on the right is a fugly duckling.

I much prefer the diamond on the LEFT
 

gwendolyn

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Date: 3/26/2009 4:26:35 PM
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The one on the left, hands down. I don''t know anything about %ages so I went by photo alone.
Jah, same here.
 

coz3197

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Wow, thanks for the quick response! You guys aren''t even making this interesting are you?:)
 

Rhea

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Date: 3/26/2009 4:57:52 PM
Author: coz3197
Wow, thanks for the quick response! You guys aren''t even making this interesting are you?:)
Did you want interesting? We could always try. PP gave it a good start.
 

gwendolyn

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Date: 3/26/2009 4:57:52 PM
Author: coz3197
Wow, thanks for the quick response! You guys aren''t even making this interesting are you?:)
Just wait until you have us choose settings; then we promise to be all over the map.
 

aveda6

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Even I, a complete novice/noob agree that the left one is so much prettier. Can''t wait to see what it''s going to go into.
 

Ellen

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Date: 3/26/2009 4:57:52 PM
Author: coz3197
Wow, thanks for the quick response! You guys aren''t even making this interesting are you?:)
Sorry, but there was no comparison.



As mentioned though, settings could be entirely different.....
 

Haven

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How does GIA rate a cushion cut "Ideal"? What are the parameters?
Just curious. Perhaps I should start another thread.
 

Lorelei

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Date: 3/26/2009 5:15:44 PM
Author: Haven
How does GIA rate a cushion cut ''Ideal''? What are the parameters?
Just curious. Perhaps I should start another thread.
They don''t Haven, this is just a vendor applied description, no such thing as Ideal Cut from GIA for any shape, Excellent is their highest cut grade and that refers to rounds only.
 

indypitty

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the one on the left is gorgeous... the one on the right doesn''t even come close!
 

kcoursolle

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Definitely left for my taste!! It''s a great balanced look in my opinion somewhere in between modern and chunky.
 

Rockit

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Left. Especially considering the way you plan to set it as a solitaire. For what it is worth, I have seen in person many diamonds cut in a similar style to the one on the right (someone needs to step up here for poor Righty). When the work is top-notch, the stones can be spectacular, sparkly, glitter-balls. Really sensational. Works nicely as a center to a halo style ring where you might prefer flashy, itsy-bitsy, sparklies over chunky, fiery facets. That being said, I'm not sure this particular stone on the right has it to give, and, of the two, I prefer the chunkier faceted Lefty. Poor Righty. Interesting because even though OP states a more "modern" look is desired, we all prefer the more traditional diamond (although I consider them both more modern looking type cushions).
 

girlie-girl

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When I think cushion, in my mind''s eye I see a stone that looks like the one on the left.
 

pixley

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To the left, to the left. Everything you own in the stone to the left.
I just like the contrast patterns in that stone much more.
 
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