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When my husband originally proposed, he got me a 1/3ct solitaire, and promised that he would get something bigger for me because he felt like it wasn’t good enough. Well after several trade-ins using Helzberg’s upgrade program, I finally ended up with this set, it’s something like 2.5 or 2.75cts with the third band. Middle stone is GIA certified, hearts & arrows, SI1 (except the only flaw is a twinning wisp which I have a hard time even FINDING with a loupe!) I think it was G color.
What I would LIKE to get, because we are talking about anniversary rings – is an elongated cushion cut diamond solitaire on a pave band, with a pave band on either side of it. But I cannot find ANYWHERE that has rings that meet that criteria and DOESN’T have a halo setting! I don’t want a halo! I wasn’t even thoroughly impressed with the offerings on Blue Nile. I still need to check out good old gold. The first pictures I’m uploading are of my current bridal set minus the third band, and the other pictures are not very clear, but show the look I’m trying to go for. I’m thinking it’s at least a 2-4ct. solitaire in the middle of that setting, and wondering if an elongated (rectangular, octagonal, whatever they call it now) cushion (because I don’t want it square. I want it at least sort of rectangular, but not as much as an emerald cut.
Does anyone know where I can find this arrangement??
Post # 2
Have you checked Jamesallen.com,Henri Daussi (whom specializes in cushions), you could try goodoldgold.com they can locate any diamond for you.
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SR0717: What you’re looking for is called Rectangular Cushion Cut. Beautiful ring btw!
Have you searched on Etsy?
Many jewelry sellers offer to make any of their rings custom for your taste, lets say they have a normal cushion cut with pave band, you can just ask if they can set it with a rectangular cushion cut diamond, or any other stone you’d like.
My husband got my ring from Rosados Box on Etsy and shes fabulous! Mine was custom made to fit his grandma’s heriloom diamond. She was so nice and helpful, i really recomend you give Etsy a try.
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Gleam: Thank you, and also to mrssloan. I wasn’t even aware etsy had people selling fine jewelry!
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James Allen would be the first place I’d look. That’s where I purchased my loose diamond. They didn’t have a setting I liked, so I then took it to a local jeweler and custom made my setting.
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SR0717: Try LaurieSarahDesigns on Etsy. You can always get a custom piece from her. She has rectangle cushion cut diamonds. I would contact her and get a quote. Her pieces are of quality and are beautiful. The picture below is set in a halo, but it’ll show you what her work is like.
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here is my 1.05 elongated cushion, ring size is 4.5 and is on a 2mm band. I am keeping my band on this ring solid and my wedding band matches it but for our anniversary my husband is upgrading my wedding band to 3 rows of pave
please ignore the prongs in this pictire. I just wanted to show my stone and how cushion-like it really is. I went through hell with my jewler and this was one of the times that the prongs came back all different shapes and legnths
these last two pics are what my ring and prongs finally ended up looking like the last time I picked it up from them. still not exactly how it should be but it’s fine for now til I want to go deal with who knows how many more headaches from them!
Post # 9
btw; when I was in search of my elongated cushion, two girls on here posted their pics of theirs and they’re on pave bands if you want I can ask where they got theirs from?
the top band is noticeably thinner than the second and they’re both gorgeous so it just depends which style you prefer.
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Try Adiamor. They have beautiful jewelry and are rated very high. I have a rose gold band from them and it is awesome. I have also read that when looking for a rectangular shaped stone you need to look for proportions between the length and width, but i’d have to look it up again to remember the ratio.
Post # 13
I know this is a little old, but just came across it — my dream cut was an elongated cushion but it was impossible to find anywhere while my fiance and I were browsing so I never saw one in person and barely saw anything online that was similar to what I wanted.
He worked with a jeweler and they brought up 5 or 6 stones that were all rectangular shaped cushions and he picked his favorite one then had it set by someone else. I have a halo but the shape of the cushion was perfect (to me)!
Post # 14
jMariie: Would you mind sharing the dimensions of your cushion cut!? It’s beautiful. I am looking at one that is around 6.35mm x 5.55mm and 3.70mm and what to get an idea of what it will look like in person and set.
Thank you in advance
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jMariie: Would you mind sharing the dimensions of your cushion cut? I am looking online at a 6.35 x 5.55mm x 3.70mm and am wondering what it will look like set!