(Closed) Blue Nile Cushion Cut Halo Engagement Ring Photos?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@canarydiamond:

My fiancé surprised me with this ring and it is ABSOLUTLY beautiful. I completely recommend it. I was set on a cushion cut and he actually got this ring before blue nile offered it in a cushion cut setting. He called and they custom made it for him. Low and behold, a few weeks after he proposed blue nile added this to their halo selections. It is stunning! It is thinner than I thought halos could be so keep that in mind. I think blue nile is so wonderful. I am definitely using them for our wedding bands since their service was beyond anything my fiancé and I have experienced in other stores. I am very hard to please, but blue nile is doing a great job in impressing me each time I call and deal with their customer service.

 

Here is the ring on my finger (my camera is not the best so I am sorry for that). Hope this helps!

 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Congrats! Your ring is absolutely beautiful, its EXACTLY what I want! Would you mind if I asked what size your finger is and what size the center stone is? I want to know if it would look the same on me! Thanks!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Your ring is absolutely breath-taking.  Congratulations.

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I believe that my ring size is slightly smaller than what my e-ring actually is. Because I have larger knuckles I had to go up half a size so my ring swings a little especially when my hands are cold. But my ring in this image is a size 5. However, I believe I could go down to a 4.75 or even a 4.5 if my knuckles were not so big. It is kind of annoying!

As for the caret size… I  believe my center stone is .91. I love how thin this ring setting is, BUT for a lot of people they say they could never have something this thin. I believe it is 1.6mm for the width of the setting just to give you an idea! Hope this helps!

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have a BN ring but mine is very similar that we purchased from a jeweler locally. Something to consider with regards to the fancy cuts – it’s best to see the actual stones in person. I think each cushion varies quite a bit. We looked at a bunch of cushions in various ratios (so squarish vs rectangular) and there were definitely some stones that we preferred over others with similar specs. In addition, there is a difference in the cut in that there’s cushion brilliant (less common) and cushion modified brilliant (more common – usually what people see for cushions). FWIW, Darling Husband and I strongly prefer cushion brilliants with the larger flashes of sparkle vs the modified which has the crushed ice look.

More info about cushion cuts.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I agree 100% with lilbluebird.  Please do not buy a cushion cut from blue nile b/c there’s no way you can buy a cushion on specs alone – you absolutely need to see pictures of the actual diamond.  The “crushed ice” look is unfortunately so common in cushions these days, here is a picture showing the difference:

 

The diamond on the left has larger flashes of sparkle whereas the one on the right is “crushed ice” and only has small pinpoints of sparkle.  See how the one on the left is whiter and brighter?  You’ve GOT to see cushions in person!!!  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@lilbluebird:  I totally agree with you!  It’s insane how much variation there is with cushion cuts.  After I realized the difference b/t brilliant and modified brilliant, there was no going back!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t have that ring but want to say that our experience with Blue Nile was phenomenal.  I highly recommend them.  I lost my original engagement ring and for the price my hubs paid for the original (purchased at a local jeweler) we got a much more stunning ring at Blue Nile.  Plus, their service is impeccable.  Good luck and happy shopping!

Post # 11
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I love cushions, I so though I wanted a round till I tried a cushion on!

 

Good luck ring shopping! 🙂

Post # 12
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it helps; usually the modified cushion brilliants will have a high chance of the “crushed glass look” due to extra facets being cut in. Cushion Brilliant cuts will have more of the large shard-y look. It’s a good place to start if you are looking online to buy. Darling Husband spent about 4 months searching before he found my cushion brilliant. According to our jeweler the cutting house that did cushion brilliants is no longer in business hence the huge influx of modified cushion brilliants.

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@AshleyR83:  Haha. After we learned the difference too, we became total cushion snobs. It’s interesting to note that many jewelers do not know the difference. I would go into many jewelry stores and they thought I was confused between a cushion and a Ring Bearer. Our jeweler specialized in CB but they were so hard to source that 1) they tend to be on the smaller side (1-1.5 carats usually) 2) they sold very quickly.

@vickyness:  I think you’re right; we got mine a couple years ago when CB were hard to find but not impossible. Our jeweler recently said that they can’t get them anymore (or very rarely) because they’re not available.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@lilbluebird:  That is too funny that we had such a similar experience.  There was one cushion that I thought was “the one” that we saw until we learned about the whole crushed ice thing.  Then when I went back to look at “the one” it was no longer the one!! (b/c my eyes then recognized that it was crushed ice). 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@AshleyR83:  Hi was looking at the pics of the cushion cut diamonds…definitely seems to have a difference. I know good old gold is recommended for good cushions. Dont really know anything about them but I dont understand how they are considered really good and are expensive BUT why are the other cs like colour and clarity only poor? I dont even know if you know anything about this but if anyone knows..please enlighten me! Smile

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