STLOUIE

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    1C cushion w/ aset

    Thanks! Happy it turned out as I *hoped* Finally got it outside (albeit on an overcast day) and it's oh so sparkly. Taking your time and doing extensive reading/research through boards like this do pay off.
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    1C cushion w/ aset

    The ring has arrived and it is absolutely gorgeous. More overall brilliance than any cushion I've managed to see in person. More, in spite of the J color, It faces up totally white and, in the rose gold, any color I might see at different angles simply appears to be the gold color reflecting through (which overall appears great!). This is my 2nd 'try' after having returned my first stone---the first one was an I color but it's overall brilliance left more to be desired--and I'm very happy with the result. This stone not only appears whiter but also LARGER in spite of overall similar carat size. I was all set to pony up the cash for a BGD signature cushion but after seeing this one in person, I think I'm fine with what I have. (And saved $1.5K to boot!) I've attached photos. Unfortunately, I am not at all a photographer and these were all taken with with a camera phone (unfiltered!) indoors with normal overhead lighting. But in spite of the inconsistent color pattern in the ASET, all the arrows do pop and it's sparkly as can be!
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    1C cushion w/ aset

    Thanks. I hope to love it but will return and continue the search if the color is too strong or cut not as hoped. I appreciate the help.
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    1C cushion w/ aset

    I will move forward with the purchase and be glad to share the results--given the video and value (combined with JA return policy), im happy to take my chance on a rare cut at a fantastic price.
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    1C cushion w/ aset

    I do understand what you're saying and your general critical spirit. Of course, the cushions in general are alright in the fire department--so im going with that general point Its a JA diamond, the full videos are available as well. https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.00-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-sku-5266424
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    1C cushion w/ aset

    And I guess I'm mostly looking for confirmation that this stone fits given everything else I've said...? P.S. here's the GIA report
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    1C cushion w/ aset

    I do get this point and, I too, was skeptical of the ASET. Hence why the post was created. Nonetheless, I do feel like regardless of the complete accuracy of the ASET that this stone likely has fire and brillance better than the vast majority of most cushion cut stones (at least ones similar in weight and cost). Color wise, the slight warmth seen in the 0.44 ct you linked I think would actually fit nicely with rose gold and, based on my research, I'm not even sure if going much whiter would really be cost-effective given that the stone will pick up some the color from the setting regardless. Given that I know i'm putting the stone in rose-gold, I'm trying to find the best balance given a ~$3k budget for the diamond alone.
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    1C cushion w/ aset

    By the way, speaking specifically to your point of "cushions don't reflect as much light as the more symmetrical rounds and thus you are likely to see more body color," is exactly why I had posted and was curious about this ASET. If the ASET is to be believed, it appears to be that the diamond should appear very bright and not be leaking much light at all which, as you alluded to, for this shape is quite impressive (particularly for the price point under $3K). And therefore, hide the J color much better than most cushions--particularly in a rose gold setting even if surrounded by a halo of slightly-higher color diamonds.
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    1C cushion w/ aset

    This makes a ton of sense. I can definitely ask. Thank you. The halo itself should be fairly minimal so hopefully the contrast won't be too readily apparent, but this is definitely something I should bring up
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    1C cushion w/ aset

    1C cushion cut, J color, VS1 (GIA). This ASET is awfully impressive, particularly for price being <$3k. I'm not sure what to make of the arrows being black, except that it appears slightly off-kilter in the aset. Should i believe the large amount of red as it appears fairly comparable to even round brilliant cuts.....I'm setting in in rose gold w/ halo so I think the J color is just fine. I believe I found my winner :)