Post # 1
My boyfriend and I picked out and purchased a setting today (yay!) It was quite different then what I had originally thought I liked, but we both immedately loved it when we saw it on my finger! It is made for a round centre stone, however, I’ve always loved the vintage, classic look of cushion cut stones, and I was wondering what your opinions were as to how a cushion would look in this- we are going for a 1ct diamond regardless of what shape we decide!
I’ve seen tons of photos where there is a round cut diamond in a cushion halo, but can’t find any of the oppisite, so any help or suggestions would be appreciated as we’re having a hard time visualizing it!
Thanks so much!!!
Post # 3
I really think a round center stone would look best.
Post # 4
i love cushion cut as well. I’ve seen a bunch of cushions with halos, and it looks amazing. I like it much more than the round cut actually. i feel the round somehow looks more modern? I think it’d look great, and a lot more unique!
Post # 5
I say cushion cut! This will look amazing! And totally unique!
Post # 6
I would be worried that the cushion cut might leave space between the centre stone and the halo? I’d have to try it out first before buying it for sure.
Post # 7
@shools164: I agree, I know a lot of people feel that round cuts are classic, and while I agree and think that they are beautiful, I’m having a hard time letting go of my love for cushions! I hope we can find a store that carries loose diamonds so we can get an idea of what it will look like before we commit!
Post # 8
That’s my biggest concern as well- some of the ones we were looking at were more square as opposed to rectangular (length-width ratio of arond 1.2) and I think that’s what we would go with if we did get a cushion, hopefully avoiding the gap, but it’s just so hard to know for sure!
Post # 9
I tried building it in Blue Nile design your ring to see what it looked like and it wouldn’t let me 🙁 However IF a jeweller says it is possible and it is what you want go for it 🙂 (AND show us pics :))
Post # 10
I think it would look great with a cushion. Ask your jeweler about if there is going to be any spaces between the center stone and the halo. They can probably help you choose a stone that will look right in the setting.
Post # 11
BE CAREFUL – I put a cushion cut diamond into a setting designed for a round stone. Although I had a jeweler set my ring (obviously) – he did not take that into consideration. My center stone fell out 2 months after I got engaged and almost lost forever (it’s insured but it still took us about 16 hours to find the stone!!). The new jeweler we took it to said that the prongs made for a round stone cannot always support other cuts, including my cushion, and that a lot of jewelers don’t realize this…. we had to get new prongs put in, and with the price of gold these days, all of the repairs neared close to $1000. Not that it’s not possible but just be really careful putting another cut into a setting designed for a round stone!
Edit: I didn’t mean to scare you – because it can definitely be done, and isn’t always a problem. I realized that my post seems a little dramatic. Just — make sure to check in with the store/jeweler to make sure it’ll be OK!
Post # 12
@gjj424: no, I agree. Some settings can only hold certain cuts of stones.
I have a cushion cut stone in a square halo. I originally wanted a round stone in a square halo. Truthfully, it is not that big of a difference. When I look at the original ring I loved and mine, they are both very similar. Some cushions are so rounded they look round! No matter what you pick, it will be beautiful in that setting, promise!
Post # 13
I vote round. I think a cushion in that mount will be awkward, not unique. Like setting a princess with the points out
Post # 14
I agree with PP. RB stone is the way to go! Please keep in mind that a RB outsparkles a cushion cut as it has more facets.
Post # 15
Thanks for the feedback everyone! The jeweler said that it could for sure be set with a cushion cut diamond as long as it was a more symmetrical cut, but we found a place that sells loose diamonds where we can bring the setting in and get an idea of what it would look like- I’ll post pics after we go!
Thanks everyone!! 🙂
Post # 16
Cushions are by far my fav shape, but since you aleady bought the mount, I would go with the round. A cushion in a round hole is not going to fit as well, and will look a bit out of place.