Wishing a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving to our treasured clients and their wonderful families. We are blessed and grateful to have played our small part in your happiness for 28 years.
With Warm Regards,
The entire NYC Wholesale Diamonds family
A Cushion Cut Diamond is one of the most requested shapes here at the NYCWD office. With such a wide variety of different types of cushions available, one of the questions we get asked about the most is the variations of cuts. Here, we break down the two most popular cushion cut variations.
Cushion Brilliant vs. Cushion Modified Brilliant Diamonds
Originally, cushion cut diamonds were cut using step facets, where the facets are elongated and placed in rows to simulate a mirrored staircase. Marcel Tolkowsky pioneered the modern round brilliant cut diamond by cutting facets perpendicular instead of horizontal (facets that resemble triangles) and found that this produced more brilliance and fire from the stone. These angles were incorporated into the cushion cut to give it more sparkle while keeping the outline of the diamond the same. Thus the cushion brilliant diamond was born.
Cushion brilliant diamonds have very similar faceting arrangements as round brilliant cut diamonds. The facets in the pavilion of a cushion brilliant extend from the center of the diamond out toward the girdle (outer edge), resembling a star. Cushion brilliants contain larger facets and do not have a “crushed ice” look. Rather, they resemble the appearance of round cut diamonds with a pillow like or cushion shape – which makes them so desirable and popular.
Cushion modified brilliants are a variation on the original cushion brilliant shape. This type of cushion cut contains an extra row of facets just below the girdle, where the facets on the pavilion do not actually reach the girdle, resembling a flower shape. Cushion modified brilliants often have exceptional sparkle reminiscent of the “sparkling water” or “crushed ice” appearance of a well-cut radiant shape diamond. Furthermore, because there isn’t a large demand for this particular cut and cutters save more weight when cutting them from a rough diamond crystal, they are less expensive than traditional cushion brilliant cut diamonds.
Happy to announce some positive reportings on both the international and domestic market. The Indian government cracks down drastically on cash by eliminating 500 and 1,ooo rupee notes. Jewelry and gold sales surge as consumers dump currency. The diamond and jewelry sector will also benefit domestically from new administration policies.
It was such a pleasure to work with David to create a unique and beautiful ring for his now Fiancé. It’s a cushion cut diamond set with triple prongs on a custom diamond band.
He was kind enough to give us a review on Google. Thank you, David! We wish you and your Fiancé all the love and happiness!
“I started working with Keith after my brother got engaged… He couldn’t stop raving about how great his experience was and how easy Keith made the process. My brother nailed it and now I can’t/won’t stop raving about Keith and his amazing establishment. I’m not a very good decision maker and ask a boat load of questions before I make any kind of purchase… Keith never failed to respond to any of my requests and went above and beyond to ensure I had all the information I needed. He never applied any pressure and was extremely patient with me as we worked through the ring buying process (which he lays out in incredible detail!). It’s important to mention that we worked through this whole process via email and phone calls as I live in Houston, TX. I never had to visit the store and felt extremely comfortable because Keith is the consummate professional!! The end result is the amazing ring pictured below and the love of my life saying “Yes!”. Thanks again, Keith!”
Congratulation to Glenn and Molly who became engaged last weekend over a gorgeous sunset in Barbados!
Here is a review that Glenn posted for us on Yelp and Google. Thank you, Glenn! We want everyone who walks through our door to have a positive and enjoyable experience.
“I’m not a frequent reviewer – but I also don’t frequently shop for an engagement ring. A walk down 47th street is all you need – before you realize you have to look for a referral, someone you can trust. Heard only good things about Keith Saxe and am happy to say the recommendations were spot on! So easy to work with, not pushy at all and most of all has a vibe and demeanor that just makes you feel comfortable, and trusting. Listened to what I was looking for, called me only when he found it – and delivered the perfect ring – on time and fairly priced – along with all appraisal certificates and help with insurance. Keith even managed to find a low profile “stealthy” ring box so the proposal could be a total surprise Best of all – she said YES and totally loves the ring. Highly recommend without reservation.”