(Closed) Cushion diamond or Round diamond SOLITARE

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a 1.5 c cushion solitare on a pave band and I LOVE it:

Post # 6
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11327 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@hausa18: I’m not sure what you mean “value for money”? But if the question is “which shape will look bigger” then the answer is round. The round brilliant will “face up” (look) bigger than any equivalent size in another cut. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@hausa18: The price of the stone depends on a lot of factors.

Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut (meaning how good the cut is, not shape).

Round brilliants tend to look larger than cushion cuts or radiant cushion cuts of the same carat weight because a cushion cut is a deeper cut.

I don’t know that there is a big different in price between the round shape and cushion shape of a diamond with the same specs, but I could be wrong.

Post # 8
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Rounds will look bigger per size. Cushions are a little bit different, and can have a lot of variability between stones. Some have larger, “chunky” facets, while others have smaller ones. In addition, they can be more square, or quite rectangular. Rounds are easier to find, and there’s a LOT of selection.

I wanted a cushion because it is a little different from the norm. Mine is almost exactly square, so it sometimes looks similar to a round, given the setting. I have more modern facets on my ring.

It’s somewhere around 1.5 carats, and is a 7.5 ring size.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Just looking on bluenile.com… it looks like rounds are more expensive, but the difference becomes less noticeable as the quality of the diamond gets worse. So if you’re looking for a high quality stone, a round is much more expensive. If you’re going for size over quality the difference may be very little. 

 

A 1 ct ideal cut F, VVS1 will run you about 12,000 for round brilliant shape. A 1 ct very good cut (highest grade for a cushion), F, VVS1 will run you about $6,000 for cushion cut. 

 

A 1 ct good quality, H, VS2 will run you about $5,000 for round. A 1ct good quality, H, VS2 will run you about $4,000 for cushion.

Post # 11
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine is a 2 ct. cushion cut. I love it! I was looking at round cuts but noticed EVERYONE had them and I wanted to be a little different. But I loved the sparkle that the rounds give off. I like princess also but noticed you don’t get as much sparkle due to the cut. So i went with a cushion (lots of sparkle and in a shape that i love). I suggest you go try them on and see what you like best!

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Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

What’s on the band is totally up to you. My Fiance got a very thin band, so the pave diamonds aren’t *that* sparkley. I personally still prefer it over a plain band, although that’s just my opinion. I wouldn’t have minded to have a slightly thicker band with bigger diamonds, though. Wink  When thinking about it you should also consider what you might want for a wedding band. 

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