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  • The Lowdown: 1.50 carat cushion cut diamond, graded as "G" color "VVS1" clarity with a GIA certificate.  This diamond has also has grades of excellent polish/excellent symmetry and measurements of 7.34mm x 6.38mm making it an elongated cushion cut in ratio.  Watch the video here of this diamond alone and compared to a similar carat weight stone so you can get a better feel for its beauty before reading the article. While these statistics are all considered high end in the world of loose diamonds, taking a deeper dive will unveil a simply gorgeous, one of a kind diamond.  By nature cushion cut diamonds are arguably the most difficult diamond shape to pin down because there are so many variances in their outlines, ratios, and overall faceting appearance.  As we always stress here at Lauren B, choosing the perfect diamond should never be done by the certificate alone and is important to get a real life visual and expert analysis which is something we provide with each stone we offer our clients.  Let's break this diamond down further here: Continue reading

  • The cushion cut is the most diverse and varied diamond cut out there. When looking at cushions, the first thing to keep in mind that even when looking at similar carat weight, color, and clarity stones, each will be different from the next.  This is why it is imperative to see the diamond in person, or via video/photo, prior to purchasing and comparing it with a few different options so you can see what you like best.  Here are a few reasons why each cushion cut is so unique: Continue reading

  • It's rare to come across a perfect cushion however this diamond of the week most definitely has it all. Here we have a 3+ carat elongated cushion cut diamond. Firstly, the fact that it is elongated means you achieve a better face to weight ratio on the center stone. Oftentimes cushion cut diamonds are cut too deep or even to shallow and therefore will look smaller than their actual weight and causing light leakage or a milky stone which does not have a nice brilliance or shape to it.
    Having an elongated cushion with a proper depth percentage gives you the right face up ratio and the perfect amount of sparkle. An elongated cut of almost any stone gives a graceful effect when worn on the hand as it mimics the shape of a finger and still looks its size. The cut of this cushion gives a crisp clean look with beautifully clear facets.

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