3.00ct Cushion Cut Diamond With $40K Budget

Q:

Hi Liz,

I found this cushion cut diamond on Jamesallen.com can you give me your opinion?

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/3.11-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-1081095

Thanks!

Steve

A:

Hi Steve,

I don’t recommend that cushion. The girdle is thick to extremely thick which means that much of the carat weight is held in the girdle. It will face up small because of this. I also do not like the cut; it has a crushed ice appearance.

Cushion Cut Diamond

3.11ct H VS1 cushion cut diamond from James Allen on left and 3.20ct H VS1 from Enchanted Diamonds on right. Notice how the diamond on the left has a chaotic appearance with no discernible symmetry whereas in direct contrast the 3.20ct on the right is very uniform in appearance and contrast pattern. The cushion on the right appears whiter and brighter and larger in appearance due to more direct light reflection and symmetrical contrast.

If you are looking for a 3.00ct cushion, I recommend this 3.20ct H VS1 for $37,230.00: https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/C320-SKZHSD

Cushion cut diamonds are quite diverse, so there are many factors to consider. Here’s an article to help you: http://www.onlinediamondbuyingadvice.com/cushion-cut-diamonds-many-options/

Let me know what you think. I’m happy to provide more recommendations.

Kind Regards,

Liz

Q:

Thanks so much Liz!

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