Post # 1
First time poster looking for some advice on whether to buy a diamond or not. I am set on buying a Tacori 2620 with pave. It is my girlfriend’s dream ring, whether she wants to admit it or not. I want to get something around 1.15-1.30 ct but I’m finding it increasingly hard within my price-range. I know some people do not like cushion modified brilliance because of the “crushed ice” look but I saw a nice one today. Below are the specs:
Cushion Modified Brilliant
Girdle: VTN to ETK
Price: $5,600 (my budget for the center stone is about $5,500 so that’s fine)
Is this a good deal? It was a nice diamond but I didn’t see it mounted. Should I be concerned that it’s a cushion modified brilliant instead of regular? Also, should I be concerned about the symmetry? I read that symmetry should not be a reason to dismiss a diamond unless it’s below Good.
Any advice would really help!
Post # 3
sorry, copied that from pricescope haha
I’m not a first time poster
Post # 4
I think it would be lovely. I’d just make sure there’s no big black spots in it or anything like that.
I really like the crushed ice look personally!
Post # 5
@canarydiamond Thank you! I saw it at the jewelry store today and I really liked it. So did the two friends that went with me haha No black spots. It also doesn’t have a crushed ice appearance but idk how it will look in ambiant light
I can’t wait to have this ring so I can stop stressing..
Post # 6
I have a CMB and I LOVE it! It’s 1ct but clarity and color were higher than your stats posted.. picked mine in person over the larger ( 1.25ct H colored) diamond which was classified as a Cushion Brilliant – aside from the the obvious color difference my CMB performed better in terms of brilliance and sparkle in both store and outdoor lighting.
I also want to add that it’s symmetry was stated as good – and it still sparkles like a mofo – the fact that mine (like above) has “excellent” polish really helps the overall cut. It’s unfortunate that with fancy cuts GIA doesn’t give a rating on the “cut” but you should be able to do your own assessment based of the Table percentage and overall thickness of the rock.
Post # 7
@planner007: where are you getting this stone? That price seems a little too good, even for an SI1. Keep in mind that cushion modified brilliants have a high facet rate and inclusions can be super visable in due to the depth of the cut.
All this said, if it’s a real GIA cert from a legit dealer (meaning it’s real) it seems like a good deal. Do you have the GIA spec sheet? Seeing where the inclusions are will make a huge difference in price. I say all this as someone who has a cushion modified brilliant and who’s FI spent the better part of 3 months researching them (including pricescope ha) I <3 a cushion.
Post # 8
They sold the diamond 30 mins after I left! I couldn’t believe it when I called them this morning. I missed out on a good deal. I should’ve just followed my gut
Post # 9
@planner007: may be better off- like I said, that price seemed on the low side. I personally wouldnt go below an vs2 on a cushion anyway- good luck with your hunt!