Let me see small cushions!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a cushion cut, though not in the range you’re looking for.

However, regarding cushion cuts in general, I don’t think it’s a matter that they are very poorly cut. However, it is true that they vary greatly and it’s best to see cushions in person. There are also varieties of cushion cuts, e.g. cushion brilliant, cushion modified brilliant. It’s more common to see cushion modified brilliant and they often look like crushed glass. I personally have a cushion brilliant, which is a cushion cut like a round brilliant and thus throws off chunkier flashes of light. (http://www.truthaboutdiamonds.com/truth-about/diamond-shapes/cushion-cut-engagement-rings/) Because of the difference the cut makes, you can find cushions in a wide variety of price points.

I’ve never had a problem with my actual cushion cut diamond falling out of my setting. Mine is handset in a micropave halo in platinum.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Here’s my beauty!

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@AllyCRN:  not at all! It’s .68 VVS1 D and the setting is platinum. The diamond is amazingly well cut and sparkles like crazy! I often get stopped by random people because it’s sparkling so much

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mine isn’t in the range you’re looking for (0.93) so not sure if it will help but it gives you another look at a square cushion. I haven’t had any trouble with mine at all and I’ve had it for over a year.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mine is 1.01 Carats and U have a size 9.5, it’s a modified brilliant and I can’t get a good pic with my phone.  They do face up a little smaller because there is more weight underneath, but you really need to see the stone in person becuase not to cushion cuts are created equal.  None the less I love my diamond…  It sparkles like crazy in the sunlight because of the fire…. it’s not as brillians a round brilliant because it has less facets, but it does have major fire.  Also one of the things I love is how it sparkles and dances in low light situations, apparently they are also called the candlelight diamonds.

 

I have a modified brillaint and iis the crushed ice look, but I love it.  No problems with it fallig out… I think they are much safer than a princess cut becaue you don’t have to worry about breaking the corners.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I have a cushion modified brilliant 1.01 carat With .45 carats on the halo setting. my fiancé picked the center stone and we both picked the setting together since he was confused on the different halo options.

 

Mine is the crushed ice look and I love it, some people prefer the antique cut but it’s all personal preference. 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

@Countrygirl86:  Your diamond looks big for that weight, very pretty!  I prefer the facets in yours to the chunkier facets!  Gorgeous ring!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have a cushion also, but not in the range you’re after – BUT, I will tell you that when my FI and I were looking for mine, we found that there were very few brick & mortar shops that carried cushion cuts, and the ones we did find were VERY expensive.  It was hard to go looking for cushions (at least in Portland!).  I loved all the options at Blue Nile, but didn’t want to buy site-unseen.  We found two loose cushions at ritani.com and they will ship them to a local store (up to two stones at a time) so that you can see them in person, and there’s no committment to buy (they will put the cost of the more expensive of the stones on your credit card as a hold).  I probably sound like a vendor, but I swear, I’m just a bee who was diamond-seeking, and had a REALLY great experience with Ritani for my loose stone.  I’d highly recommend checking out their loose stone search on their website!  They have pictures of almost all of the actual stones, and some have videos too.

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