Cushion Cut Engagement Rings
Cushion cut engagement rings have been here for over one hundred years, which makes it an antique cut, they first emerged between the late 1800′s and early 1900′s. It gets it’s name from its looks being similar to a cushion.
It is necessary to point out that the cushion cut features less facets than most diamonds making it less brilliant, don’t let this put you off though, as it’s classic look and unique shape make it the perfect choice for an engagement ring that says something different.
Related: Emerald Cut Engagement Rings
Other names for the Cushion cut
- Pillow cut
- Candlelight diamond
The Cushion cut is characteristic by its round corners, having a squarish rectangular shape, this varies according to the length and width that you choose.
Many brides (especially those who like antique inspired jewelery) are attracted to the cushion cut because of it’s antique cut style, which is what makes it a very popular choice as a brides engagement ring.
The cushion cut also has characteristics that make it similar to the round brilliant diamond, oval diamond and the princess cut diamond, which are additional benefits.
Because of the round corners on the cushion cut, it has a softness about it, which gives it a natural romantic feel. The great thing about this cut is that there’s no set standard, so you can go for a more square style or rectangular on, which truly means your personal taste matters!
If you have ever seen an old cushion cut, you would have noticed that it had large facets (similar to old mine cut diamonds), this meant less brilliance.Today with modern cutting techniques it is much more brilliant.
The Cushion Cut Design
The Cushion cut engagement ring often consists of a solitary stone within a four prong setting. Using the four prongs hold the corners securely in place, they are also a good setting because they don’t take away from the shape of the diamond and provide a better view of the diamond.
Having your cushion cut diamond engagement ring custom made is always a good choice, because of the lack of choice in contemporary styles. There are many good jewelers that will be more than happy to accommodate you.
A cushion cut engagement ring will either be square or rectangular. In order to achieve your desired shape you will need to use the right length to width ratio.
For square cut a ratio of 1.00 to 1.05.is recommended and for a Rectangular shape you should choose a ratio greater than 1.10.
The Perfect Candidate For the Cushion Cut Diamond
The cushion cut diamond engagement ring is the perfect gemstone of choice for that bride that likes the brilliant sparkel of a round diamond, but would like something that has it’s own distinct character in terms of shape.
It is also perfect for brides that adore square shaped diamonds, but would like something with a softer look, rather than the contempary shape that is synonymous with the Princess cut.
Hollywood stars that have donned the Cushion cut
Here are some of the celebrities in Hollywood that said yes when proposed to with a Cushion cut diamond engagement ring:
- Jennifer Garner
- Molly Sims
- Miley Cyrus
But to name a few…
So if you’re undecided on an oval or princess cut, a cushion cut easily solves this dilemma, Buying one means you get the best of both worlds.
Generally when buying a cushion cut the most prominent styles are antique, as there are not as many contemporary styles compared to other cutes because it is not as popular. All this aside the cushion cut engagement ring is definitely a cut for a person that appreciates subtlety, and wants a unique ring, nobody else has.