Opinions Needed Cushion Diamond Doesn't Sparkle…

posted 2 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Newbee

I recommend also posting this on pricescope 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I will say that while everything sparkles in Tiffany’s (some due to lighting) cushions can in fact sparkle if they’re cut right. Whether you got a modified brilliant (crushed ice/glitter sparkle) or a brilliant cut (flashes of sparkle similar to a round brilliant) your diamond should still sparkle! I recently purchased a U-V colored cushion with excellent polish and very good symmetry and it still sparkles like crazy, especially in the sunlight.

If you don’t think you’ll be happy with it, I would look into trading it in for a different stone once he proposes, just make it clear that you love the time and effort he put into getting it made for you! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Does the certificate mention what the cut grade of the diamond is (Poor, Fair, Good, V. Good, Excellent)? 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

So the only thing that is “wrong” with the diamond is that it’s slightly elongated. A “perfect” score on this would be a square diamond. Many (most) cushions are not perfectly square. That is not going to have any effect on sparkle, and really should not even be something that is “rated”. 

A website cannot tell you how good the cut is. Why are you relying so much on this website anyways? 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

cushiongirl :  I’m not sure why you thought that. I just googled it, and it’s just an online diamond retailer. In fact, the 3rd and 4th results that come up when I google are talking about how terrible their experience with them was.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

cushiongirl :  All diamonds refract differently under different lighting conditions. Jewelry store display lighting is ideal for refraction for obvious reasons—they want to sell the diamond! All cuts refract differently, as well. A cushion does not have the brilliance of a round because of the type of cut, and how it refracts light entering the stone. If you haven’t worn the ring yet, I wouldn’t assume it isn’t visually brilliant since you only observed it indoors, and in certain sunlight. In sunlight, you’ll notice different refraction at different times of day. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

cushiongirl :  Ok, so they have one page regarding cushions and that made you think they are the cushion diamond gods? 

Sorry, I don’t want to sound rude, and really what’s done is done. Let’s look at the future. 

What I would do:

-Tell your bf ASAP you found the ring. Lumera has a 30 day return policy on the diamond itself. The setting you won’t be able to return, but you can return or exchange the diamond. https://www.lumeradiamonds.com/customer-service/returns You can look at getting a new diamond from them, or you can look at getting a diamond elsewhere with the same LxW ratio and putting it in your custom setting. 

Once your 30 days are up, they have no obligation to return or exchange the diamond. So if you are unhappy with it, I’d say act immediately. Also, maybe take it out and about. Is it clean? That can make even the best diamond look like shit. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

The lighting makes all the difference for my ring! In bright light it looks dull and not sparkly, but if it’s dim or overcast, it shines like it’s lit from within! 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

The lighting at Tiffany (and indeed most jewelry stores) is designed for maximum sparkle. If you put your cushion under those lights, how does it look? A cushion will never display fire and scintillation like a round, and different lighting imparts different looks to a diamond. If you still don’t like it, send it back and maybe consider a round in cushion halo.

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