(Closed) Thoughts on this diamond? Any comments will help!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does it look fine to you?



    hard to tell

  • Post # 2
    376 posts
    Helper bee


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    robineliza:  It looks great. It appears to be sold though!? A cushion cut generally wont have the same sparkle as a round and they do face up smaller than a round too which is a shame but they look gorgeous when set. Be sure to set the stone in prongs, not a deep setting as it can hide the stone. Colourwise, H is fine. Below a H you might notice a slight yellowing but I assure you, only you will notice it… but it might bug you!. All in all a good choice …

    Post # 4
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I think it looks gorgeous!  It will be nice when it’s set, too.

    Post # 5
    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    It shows sold to me too. It also is too deep, personally I wouldn’t get it for that reason because it’ll look smaller than it is (I’m not sure about how else it would affect it) but if you’re okay with that I don’t see why it’d be an issue ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Post # 7
    7 posts
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Honestly, depth doesn’t matter to me as much as carat size. Whether it looks a certain way to other people is a moot point. You know how big your diamond is, so who cares if one person thinks it’s smaller because of the depth? 

    Post # 8
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee

    Why do you want to know our thoughts if you have to be happy with it no matter what? You’ve seen the picture on James Allen … so what do you think? Do you dislike it? Because I’m wondering why else you would post this. 

    You ask if it will be a “pretty good diamond.” Well … define “pretty good.” First off — it’s tough to give opinions on cushions as they come with different facet structures, and whether or not a given stone with a particular facet structure is going to look “good” to you is going to be a matter of taste. If you want chunky facets and end up with a crushed ice look, you won’t be happy … and vice versa. That said, I’m not crazy about that stone. As you mentioned, it’s a bit deep. But unless you are super into diamonds and how they are cut, it’s unlikely that you will find anything about the stone to be really unahppy with. 

    ETA: Yes, it’s true you can’t buy a cushion on the numbers the way you can with a round. Nevertheless … I think the stone is too deep. 

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by alamana.
    Post # 10
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    It is hard to say how “sparkly” it will be in person, since as you say, cushions aren’t as standard as round brilliants in that regard. I think it will face up nice and white and clean to the eye, though, which is good. The depth does emphasize the pillow-y nature of the cut. If sparkle is really important to you, though, a round brilliant (hence the name!) might be a better fit. 

    Post # 11
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I think it should be okay if you are not at all concerned with how it faces up for its carat size. I also have a cushion cut, and also had an H color. Once I saw the yellow tinge in it, I couldn’t stop seeing it. And I hated it. I ended up exchanging for an F color ๐Ÿ™‚ MUCH better

    Post # 12
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee

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    robineliza:  The depth will most likely affect light performance in an adverse way (and cushions don’t sparkle like RBs do, anyway). But you won’t know for sure until you get it, and if you don’t have anything better to compare it to, you might not realize it anyway. For me, the cut on that cushion would be a deal breaker. But most people would probably not consider that stone to have “any big flaws or problems to be concerned with.”

    If it looks fine to you on the video, I’d probably just leave this thread behind you … us bees telling you you have a poorly cut stone isn’t going to help you in any way that I can see (given that you have told us you are going to keep this diamond no matter what). 

    Post # 14
    202 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m not an expert but from what I’ve read when I was looking for my diamond if the cut is too deep it can make the diamond look dull and smaller face up.

    But like you said, there’s no standard for fancy cuts so you will have to inspect the diamond. 

    If this is supposed to be a surprise how are you going to tell your Fiance to change the diamond? 

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