Long time OEC lover but mesmerised by modified brilliant cushion "crushed ice"

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

OOOOO beautiful!!!  I’m a crushed ice fan – I have a modified cushion brilliant and I looooooooooove her.  To your first question, I think a modified cushion brilliant would be STUNNING in that setting, which is completely gorgeous.  Wouldn’t look out of place at all.  

And to your third question – I’ve had mine for a year, and never have I tired of looking into her!  Depth and rainbows and brilliant sparkles everywhere.  When I was first looking for a cushion I’d hear “crushed ice” and thought, how cool!  I didn’t realize people were usually referring to it as an undesirable quality.  I love it – went with my gut, and couldn’t be happier!  

 

Post # 3
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Newbee

I think your inspiration ring is beautiful! I don’t think a cushion will look too modern in it.

I actually used to want a cushion cut.  I had a setting that we used and they were not able to put a cushion cut in it, so my FI chose a passion cut diamond. It has about 30 more facets than a round brilliant. I also was not a fan of round diamonds but I love it! And I get mesmorized by the sparkle all the time. Just another option to get that crushed ice sparkle that you like. Mine is also a bezel setting which can make diamonds look a bit dull but with this cut it seriously catches my eye all the time with the sparkle. And I’ve had lots of people comment on the sparkle it gives off.  

I dont really know if this helps or if I answered your questions…lol. Anyways. Here is a pic of my ring for reference. btw, I can never get a proper picture of the sparkle that it puts off.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

nightowl:  have you considered an old mine cut? Best of both worlds.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

nightowl:  radiant gal here! :). Love mine, I’ve had it two years now and still am loving the sparkle!  I always enjoy when my ring gets compliments on the sparkle 🙂 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love the ‘crushed ice’ look diamond.  I used to have a 1 carat trillion solitaire in a necklace that had that look to it. The damn thing just literally disappeared into thin air years ago. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

nightowl:  To answer question #2: Those with OEC’s – does the faceting really mesmerise you? Do you get lost in the facets? Or rather just notice the lovely chunky facets? Is there anything about the OEC cut that bothers you? Non symmetrical? Dark spot in middle? Not very sparkly? Can you see the bottom of the diamond when looking through it birds eye view? 

Nothing about my OEC diamond bothers me. I love the chunky facets and have a mesmerizing sparkle to them. They are so beautiful and and I find myself staring at the genius of the diamond cutter who cut it by hand. I actually LOVE the open culet (that dark spot, which really isn’t a spot, just another facet, technically) and am actually bummed that it’s small and not that noticible. I’m not sure what you mean by seeing the bottom of the diamond…

I don’t think I will ever choose anything over an OEC again 🙂 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a cushion modified brilliant. I love the “crushed ice” look but it honestly doesn’t look that “crushed” most of the time (I don’t think.) It does look very deep as most cushions are cut deeper (at least the diamonds are, I don’t know about other stones.)  I love it and wouldn’t trade it for anything else!

 

 

and a pic of it in decent light (reflecting my yellow purse, unfortunately ha)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There are some that say stay away from the modified brilliant because it looks like crushed ice.. I say fooey… I have one and I love it.   It sparkles like crazy and my hubbby picked out so enougn said.  Nobody has ever come up to me and said .. oh your diamond must be modified brilliant because it looks like crushed ice.. and on mine I can actually see dicernable patterns….

I would be concerned if it looked like frozen spit…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Here’s my crushed ice cushion. I love it. The facets make it look like it goes on forever and ever when you look into it. The Good Old Gold videos are a good reference. They explain how to choose a modified brilliant cushion so that you don’t pick one that looks “slushy” or “watery” inside. With mine, I’ve found that it’s really important to keep it clean or you start to lose some of the sparkle in the middle of it. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

nightowl:  You are so welcome!  And thank you!  I can’t wait to see what you end up getting 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee

nightowl:  Yay! I think an OEC would compliment the setting you are inspired by. Although I have to say, I have never seen a crushed ice diamond in person, so I could only comment on my love for OEC’s. 

I also forgot to post pictures of my rings! 

OEC diamond center stone 

My new RHR that I got this week!!! OEC diamond center

 

OEC in an illusion setting 

Opps…quality of pics not that great…doesn’t do them justice! 

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