(Closed) Cushion cuts in halos- how small do they really face up? Let me see yours!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Tiny fingers...go with the ____ center stone.
    1.1 carat : (19 votes)
    31 %
    1.4 carat : (31 votes)
    51 %
    .85 carat : (11 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @musician32992:  If the price is not an issue, I would go with the larger stone. The .5mm in length and width are not big enough to suddenly move the ring from “perfect” to “overwhelming” ,but you will definitely see more reflection and brilliance (as long as they are of equally good cuts and quality)

    Post # 4
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think that the cushion cuts tend to look larger than they are — at least that is how mine is. Mine is a .91 carat center stone and a total carat weight of 1.2!

    Also, our jeweler told us that once you hit that 1 carat mark, you end up paying a LOT more. Unless you’re looking for a much larger ring, I think you might be fine with the .85 carat stone!

    My ring size is a 4.5, but the photo was taken before it was sized from a 5.5.

    Post # 6
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    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

     

    I don’t have a halo on my cushion, but my finger size is 5.5 and my stone is the 6mm. We decided to got with the 1.1 instead of the 1.4 due to the fact that Fiance just graduated and I am still in college and we didn’t want to go overboard on size. If you feel comfortable rocking a really big rock, the go for the 1.4! I love the size of my stone, but when the amora gem comes out I might go for the 1.4 or even 1.8! Anywhoo, I think the 1.1 would be beautiful on your delicate finger.

    Here is mine for comparison:

     

    Ah! Sorry, I’m on my phone and the pictures are not cooperating.  ETA: I think I fixed it

    Post # 8
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    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Mine is a .90 carat, 6 mm cushion on a size 5.25 finger.  The ratio is 1.15 so it’s a teensy bit more rectangular than it is square:

     

    Post # 9
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    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @kc627:  I love your ring! Do you have any closer up pictures?

    Post # 10
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @BlondeMissMolly:  Thank you! I have a few from wedding band shopping this weekend! 

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think you’re confusing the term “face up”.  What that refers to is the mm width in comparison to the carat weight.

    eg:  a 1ct cushion measures 5.5mm across the top, but a 1ct round measures 6.5mm across the top.  The cushion is cut deeper than the round, so for the same ct weight, it “faces up” smaller.

    Since you’re already quoting your stone in mm, you’ll get exactly what is described, a 6mm or 6.5mm stone.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee

    OOOOH I get to post my ring again?? I’m in.  0.6 carat cushion but with double halo so look larger. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m not going to post a photo of my cushion, because it’s not in a halo and I don’t like to break the rules (:P), but mine is 2.5 carats and definitely faces up smaller. The trade off however, is that it’s pretty deep. I really feel like the depth of the stone adds so much beauty to the stone, and the ring in general.

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @BlondeMissMolly:  I know! When he was proposed I thought “omg how did he pull that off??” I don’t have a picture of it from the side, but it is a VERY shallow diamond, so all of the carat weight is spread out. I love it!

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper

    @kc627:  ah it must be a daussi cushion. Generally cushions face up smaller than rounds or ovals. 

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