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The Cushette


During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a group of young artists became disenchanted with the conventional approach to painting. And French Impressionism was born. The most conspicuous characteristic of which, was an attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality in transient terms of light and gold. The Impressionists even gave up the traditional landscape color palette of muted greens, browns, and grays and instead saw things in a brighter, sunnier, more brilliant key. Our inspiration came from the initiator and leader of the Impressionist style, Claude Monet. His genius was that he was the first to see and paint in terms of color and light. It is the same sort of break from tradition that led us to create a diamond that has more brilliance, more fire, more color, than ever before. The Cushette.

There was only one way to capture the brightness, the splendor, and the light of French Impressionism. And that was to create a diamond that totally broke away from all the traditional rules of diamond cutting. First we started with the actual shape. It is unlike any you've ever seen before. It has rounded corners, but is neither round nor oval. It has four sides, but is neither square nor rectangle. It is a shape so elegant, so distinguished, that we had to create a whole new category. It is a shape we call "Cushette." Our next goal was to give it more brilliance, more light, more fire than anyone had ever attempted before. However, it was still critical to keep the diamond's symmetry in perfect harmony. Consequently, we developed the Rosetta tm Process. This exclusive and patented cutting method redefines diamond cutting and makes it more efficient…which means you can purchase a diamond that is more luxurious, and of higher quality than you even imagined. But what makes the Rosetta Process truly unique, is that it allows eight "Portals of Light tm" to be strategically cut into the pavilion (bottom) of the Cushette Diamond which introduces much more light into the diamond and creates an impact that we call "Diamond Impressionism." It results in a diamond that is…breathtaking. With a radiance and dazzle like never before.

A revolutionary new shape. A totally innovative new cut. The Cushette. Like the French Impressionists, it introduces the world to a whole new experience. Truly a modern masterpiece.

It is not often that one buys a diamond. It is usually for a very special occasion, and for a very special loved one. It also represents one of the most important purchases of a lifetime. Consequently, we feel that it is of the utmost importance the every consumer be familiar with the 4 very important factors that determine a diamond's value.

Color: To the naked eye, most diamonds appear as though they are colorless. There is however, a very exacting grading system. This GIA (Gemological Institute of America) system is universally accepted in classifying diamonds by color. All Cushette diamonds are subjected to, and rated by, this standard.

Clarity: Almost all diamonds contain some sort of natural "birthmarks" or "inclusions" which are visible under magnification. It is the extent of these inclusions that lead to a diamond's grading on the clarity scale. These rigid sets of standards, established by the GIA, are universally accepted and describe and rate both the internal and external clarity of a diamond. The creativity and precision of the Rosetta Process, maximizes and diamond's radiance, while minimizing any visible inclusions.

Carat Weight: Diamonds are all measures in carat weight. There are 100 points in a carat. The Cushette, though cut like no other diamond, is still quantified in the same way.

Cut: The cut of a diamond is the only factor in assessing a diamond's beauty controlled by man, rather than nature. The Cushette Diamond is a Rosetta Cut. And as we stated previously, the cut is the most instrumental factor is establishing a diamond's beauty. It is the actual cut, with its symmetry, coupled with the way it is polished, that unveils a diamond's true persona.

The Cushette Diamond is like not diamond you've ever seen before. It is the only diamond whose radiance can truly capture that splendor of love and devotion. Like the art that inspired it, it is a genuine masterpiece.

Cushette Diamonds

Each Cushette diamond is hand cut with 33 facets on the crown and 44 pavilion facets. The 77 total facets include 8 "Portals of Light" that are part of the Rosetta Process and cut into the pavilion for added light, beauty, and efficiency. The two factors that are most important in contributing to the brilliance of the diamond are the pavilion angles being cut at 41o+1o and the table ranging from 65% -74%. Traditional cushions shapes are shallow & lifeless, on the Cushette the depth of the crown is shallower and the depth of the pavilion is deeper. Brilliance as outstanding as any well made round!

Cushette Diamonds are a hybrid between the two most popular diamond shapes: The round and the princess. Many women love both shapes, but want something a little bit different. It's The Cushette!

The Cushette holds its color much better than a square cut diamond because there are no points for the color to be drawn to. Also, there is no worry about breaking corners when setting or caring for The Cushette.

Cushion shape diamonds account for many of the most famous diamonds in the world. In fact, cushion shapes were once the most sought after diamonds, but then lost popularity due to the introduction of the round brilliant. Today the Cushette offers the classical properties of a cushion shape, with the brilliance and fire of a round.