Show me 2+ carat cushion cut!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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537 posts
Busy bee

marialestate:  No problem! The percetage pertains to finger coverage — how much of your finger will be covered by the stone — The color of the percentage tells you if the stone may be too small (black), just right (orange), or too big (blue). 

So for you, let’s say you’re an even size 6 and you want a 2.0 carat cushion cut (the chart uses a round cut as an example, but they’re similar so it’ll work). The chart shows an orange 50% meaning that it’d be just right for your finger and would cover about half of your finger.

Personally, I wouldn’t go past a 2.5 carat cushion cut, but there is a bee on here with a 4 carat cushion and I believe she wears a 5.5 as well. I’ll see if I can dig it up for you! 🙂

Post # 5
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1208 posts
Bumble bee

The problem with that graph is that it is for a round which faces up larger than a cushion. And even if you go off of mm sizes, round and cushions of the same diameter will have the cushion facing up larger. So a 2 carat round is larger than a two carat cushion. But an 8mm cushion looks larger than an 8mm round.

Also you can have 3 different fingers that are the same size but that look COMPLETELY different. I’m a size 8 but in no way pudgy in the hands. I have long slim piano/flute fingers, just… Large. But what that means is that a size that looks good on some other size 8 may not look good on me and vice versa.

I guess what I’m saying is that your best bet is to try on rings of different size stones and see how they look on YOUR hand. Buy a few cheap CZ and test it out maybe?

Post # 7
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Wannabee

Mine is a 2.21 ct on a 4.75 size finger. It’s an elongated cushion. With cushions, it’s best to go a little larger because they tend to face up smaller compared to round brilliants (sorry about the ashy legs!)

Post # 8
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431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Centro de recepciones Los Incas

 

shr1mpch1p:  beautiful ring, nice size too, im getting between a 2-3c  still dont know what size to get but my ring size is 5.5 and the 2.21 looks absolutely gorgeous on you so maybe ill go with the 2.5…. without trying you gave me some advice thank you!

Post # 9
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353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

marialestate:  Just remember that with cushion cuts its more about the measurements and dimensions of the stone rather than the carat weight. I have a 1.72 carat center stone (elongated cushion) but because of its dimensions it faces up closer to a 2 carat. Also all cushions are different so definitely don’t buy one without seeing it for yourself!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

This is a 3.04 elongated cushion cut. It’s not set, so the diamond is balancing there, which is why it looks a little funny. My finger is a size 8 so the band in the jewelry store would only come up to my knuckle.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

marialestate:  No problem! Since cushion cuts face up a little smaller than round brilliants do, I’m sure a 2 – 2.5 carat would be just fine 🙂

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