Post # 1
As some of you may know, we have had serious issues with my engagement ring. :/ I love it to death and we have decided to make it a right hand ring and Fiance is looking to buy me something new for the wedding so I will get the new set as my gift. I was wondering if you ladies could post any pictures of your 1(ish) carat cushion cut solitaries. I love them (esp. on a pave band!) & want to get an idea on size. I have smaller fingers and need nothing outragious, even though 1 ct might still be too big for me. I love diamonds but there is no need to break the bank. I have heard that they appear smaller size wise in comparison to say, a round cut diamond. If you wouldn’t mind sharing the cost and specs and even place of purchase I would also appreciate it. Thanks girls! 🙂
Post # 3
Although I don’t have a gorgeous cushion cut diamond to show you, I do have a much loved cushion cut solitaire Lemon Citrine. 🙂 I adore the cushion cut!
Also, I think this link to this thread will be very helpful for you: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/cushion-cut-or-daussi
Post # 4
okay so mine is smaller than you are looking for and its a plain band…but I thought I’d still throw it out there
Its about a .5 carat.
Post # 5
So beautiful this was tied for #1 of my loves when we were picking out rings… le sigh!
Post # 6
The Fi and I shopped for a long time before we decided on my cushion.
The big thing to keep in mind on cushion cuts is the width to height ratio- as well as depth- could significantly make a cushion of the exact same carat size look smaller/larger than another.
Here’s a pic of mine- sadly, I have size 8 man-hands, so we had to go larger than a carat to compensate. wah waaah.
This PDF will also help you with sizing- enlarge it to 100% for the best comparison.
Also, coverage of finger will help determine what a carat will look on your finger- check this out: http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/view.asp?topicID=63993
I love my cushion and have too much -now- useless knowledge on them. PM me if there’s any way I can help & congrats!
Post # 8
I have just about exactly what you described. 1.01 ct cushion cut solitaire on a platinum pave band. Center diamond is E, VVS1, with a “very good” cut (there is no “ideal” for cushion under GIA). My guy got it at Bluenile… but I don’t know how much he spent. You could probably punch in the info and figure it out if you wanted 🙂 I love my ring!!
ETA: Thought you might want to see it on my hand for size. Added another picture of the day after I got my ring… even though my hands are swollen from it being so hot in mexico! My ring size is 6.5.
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Post # 9
Here are the specs on my ring and then two pictures for you. One on my hand and one not, keep in mind that I have very long fingers….
Diamond Details: 0.41-Carat Cushion-Cut Diamond, Very Good-cut, D-color, and VVS2-clarity.
Band Details: Pavé-Set Diamond Cathedral Ring in 18k Yellow Gold. This 18k gold setting is accented with 18 pavé-set diamonds, elegantly highlighting the center diamond. 1/5 carat total diamond weight (for the band).
Total carat weight for the ring is 0.61. There is a matching band that I will have as my wedding band that has 18 pavé-set diamonds.
The total cost for the engagement band and diamond was around $1800 and we ordered them from BlueNile.com.
Post # 10
I love cushions! My ring-to-be is a cushion and I can’t wait to actually have it on my finger!
@Corgitales- I never get tired of your ring pics! Your ring is beautiful and I love the pearl shot!
Post # 11
I tried on a 1 carat cushion when we went shopping last week! And It does look smaller than, say, a 1 carat round or 1 carat marquis. I don’t have any pictures, though, sorry!
Post # 12
@riley- thanks! I somehow find reasons to post pics again and again… heh.
@km- I agree. My 1ct cushion does look smaller than a 1ct round… I think I’ve heard though that round looks the biggest (perhaps why round is so popular? heh) so pretty much anything else will look smaller.
Post # 13
I have a cushion cut solitaire, but no pictures on this computer (I will try to remember to post one tonight). My fiance did lots of research on cushions before buying.
The thing with cushions is that there is no specific cut, like there is with a round brilliant. I believe how large a diamond looks has a lot to do with the light reflection (which depends on the color and clarity, but I think mostly the cut). So depending on the cut, it could look bigger or smaller. Along these same lines, there are multiple cushion cuts: there is a cushion brilliant and a cushion modified brilliant, which each reflect light differently.
I’d say with a cushion you need to see the stone in person before you buy it, because it really is up to personal preference.
I don’t think mine looks smaller than the same weight round brilliant, although I haven’t done side by side comparison.
My fiance got mine through Mark Turnowski at Engagement Rings Direct. He has an office in the diamond district in NYC. He was great to work with, and really educates you. You can go to his website (http://www.engagementringsdirect.com) and look at the stones and get an idea for prices.
Post # 14
I have a 1.53 carat radiant cushion cut solitaire on a pave band in platinum. Color F, IF, cut Very Good.
Fiance got it at Adiamor online and it appriased for at least 50% more than he paid for it. They had it listed on their site is VVS2 but the GIA cert said IF.
I have a size 5.25 finger (ring is size 5.5 though).
Post # 15
I have a 1.02 carat center cushion cut diamond with a total weight of 1.5 carats. My ring size is 5.25. It is really hard to get a good picture of it! This is the best I could do…
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