Post # 1
Sorry for spamming the forum with posts… I was just wondering whether a cushion cut stone of, say, 5mm, ‘feels’ bigger than a 5mm RB? The carat is way more on a cushion cut, I don’t fully understand why but am not too worried about that. I’m just contemplating a different cut in my e ring as I am probably going to exchange by current RB FB stone, I was always very tempted by the cushion cut (and also like the OEC which I never even knew existed before yesterday) but would like some input from others before making a choice.
Many thanks 🙂
Post # 2
Of a cushion and a RB of the same mm measurements, the cushion will face up larger. This is basically geometry (area of a circle vs. area of a square). Here’s an example on diamdb, but you could plug in numbers and play around with it: http://www.diamdb.com/compare/1ct-round-vs-1.39ct-cushion/
ETA: Oh and obviously it’s trickier with elongated cushions, but I assume you’re talking about moissies and those cushions are square.
Post # 3
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Post # 4
same goes for princess cuts or square radiants, they will look bigger than a round of the same measurements because they are measured length by width and not from corner to corner.
For example both of these stones measure exactly 6mm, but the cushion looks larger.