(Closed) Fred Meyer Flyer says Cushion Cuts Look Larger?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

it’s an ad… they can tout whatever they want on there. I have a square cushion; they are known like princesses to have a smaller “face up” size in comparison to their carat weight. Especially when compared to rounds. Given that he’s advertising “comparable cuts” I’d say they’re comparing it to princesses/emerald’s/asschers… which all have similar “face up” to carat ratios.

Post # 4
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@halolover:  Round brilliant diamonds have the biggest “face up” value of all of the cuts currently available on the market. 

Post # 5
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t know if it’s officially true, but I do feel that my 1.1 cushion looks a LOT larger than my friends 1ct round. I think it’s the corners.

Post # 6
51 posts
Worker bee

A 6 x 6 mm cushion will face up larger than a 6 mm round. However, a 6mm cushion will be about 1 carat, while a 6 mm round is about 0.75 carats. Also, rounds are generally more expensive per carat than cushions, so it pretty much evens out.

Post # 7
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@sleepykitty:  Face up size is done by comparing stones of equal carat, so, as you say, 1 ct round looks bigger than 1 ct cushion, princess, etc. The idea is to determine how big stones of equal weight really look.

Although completely useless… A 6 mm wide princess stone is going to be more carats than a 6 mm wide stone even. That tells you nothing. Surface area does not mean anything when you restrict the comparison to the diameter. A marquis stone that is 6 mm wide is going to be enormous, carat-wise. Marquis stones appear to be some of the smallest per-carat. 

Post # 8
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

we-ll, rose cut would “face up” pretty big but it’s certainly not for everyone…

I don’t know which of the more common cuts would tend to face up biggest in general, but I’d go to a reputable source for the answer, there’s a lot of nonsense and half-truths spouted in the jewelery business.

Post # 10
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

oops sorry that didn’t work. the other people who responded are correct, though.a 6mm cushion is 1ct, while a 6mm round is .75 ct

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