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Best 1.25+ Carat Cushion Cut under $9,000

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Reader Tom wrote to us asking:

Hi, I’m just starting out my search and would appreciate some recommendations based off the following parameters. Looking for cushion cut, square shape, with “chunky” look. Aiming for 1.25 carat or above. Everything I’ve read so far is recommending G color (or better) with VS2 clarity (or better). The setting will be platinum. Budget is $8-$9k. Recommendations from both James Allen and Brian Gavin would be very helpful.

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Recommendation for 1.20+ Carat Cushion Cut under $6,000

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Recommendation for 1.20+ Carat Cushion Cut under $6,000:

Reader Sylvia wrote to us asking:

Hi, I’m looking for a cushion cut with maximum face up value. I have a budget of 6000.00 and would like a great diamond that is eye clean and near colorless. I also like the chunky look and definitely do not like the crushed ice. I like a symmetrical look much like a white diamond. I plan on using this diamond as a solitaire with no other accompanying diamond. What do you recommend? Should I stay with a G color at VS2? I’d like at least a 1.2 carat if possible since my current setting did house a 1.2 carat round diamond. Any help would be appreciated.

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Recommendation for 1.7+ carat, Ideal cut, F color, VS2 clarity diamond

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Recommendation for 1.7+ carat, Ideal cut, F color, VS2 clarity diamond:

Reader Richard wrote to us asking:

I’m looking at getting a nice loose diamond for a custom ring that I am having made, I’ve come across this stone: http://www.bluenile.com/ca/diamond-search?stockno=LD04790621 and would like your honest opinion on it. I’ve searching for a VS2 for value reasons except I’ve been quite picky in terms of where the inclusions are located (trying to avoid inclusions on the table). I’ve run the facetware on the stone and it looks like the thing that makes/breaks its “Excellent” cut is the pavilion angle. It looks like its right at the edge of excellent/VG and I am wondering if this means that the stone will not have the “fire” in it that everyone is looking for.

I would like your advice on what you think of the value here and if you think there are better stones out there (if so, any help identifying some would be awesome!).

I’m pretty hard set on a F+, VS2+,triple EX, 1.7 carat+, no fluorescence (is faint even noticeable? still getting mixed reactions opinions here)

Thanks very much!

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Recommendation for Modern Cushion Cut under $9,000

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Recommendation for Modern Cushion Cut with $9,000 budget:

Reader Larry wrote to us asking:

I was hoping to get another opinion on a cushion cut I found on James Allen, as well as help finding any other cushions that catch your eye. I’m going to get ASET imaging on it, but would like to submit a couple more diamonds for comparison. I’m looking for cushion cuts, with a budget around $9000. My search parameters were 1.4-1.6 carats, H-G color, SI2-VS2, but if you find any cushions that you feel are a great value, I’d definitely take a look. I’m probably going to have it in a white gold solitaire or pave setting.

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