Cushion cut engagement rings have been popular for over a century, and this antique cut has been enjoying increasing popularity due to the return to a vintage aesthetic in many engagement rings. The cushion cut diamond has become a go-to choice for many brides, especially those drawn to antique-inspired engagement rings.
What is a Cushion Cut Diamond?
Cushion cut diamonds have some characteristics of a round brilliant diamond, some of an oval diamond, and some of a princess cut diamond. With rounded corners that lend softness, cushion cut diamonds have a soft, romantic look. There is not a set standard for proportions on cushion cut diamonds, so they are available in varying proportions of squares and rectangles to suit your personal preference.
While the antique forms of cushion cut diamonds had large facets and light interaction similar to that of old mine cut diamonds, modern cutting techniques make today’s cushion cut diamonds more brilliant than ever.
Who Should Consider a Cushion Cut Diamond?
A cushion cut diamond is a great engagement ring gemstone choice for a bride who likes the brilliant sparkle of the round brilliant cut diamond but is looking for a more distinctive shape. It is also ideal for those who want a squared shape with a softer look and feel than the contemporary square shape and pointed corners intrinsic to the princess cut diamond.
Cushion Cut Engagement Ring Settings
Cushion cut diamonds look stunning in a variety of settings, but their soft, romantic look is especially beautiful in halo or vintage-inspired settings. The gentle corners and curved edges of cushion cut diamonds are also stunning with delicate diamond pavé bands. Beyond diamond engagement rings, cushion cut sapphire engagement rings have become a sought after choice.
Cushion Cut Diamonds & Hollywood Glamour
Cushion cut engagement rings are quite popular with the Hollywood set, in part because this cut of diamond looks beautiful in a wide variety of sizes—celebrities can choose larger carat sizes while still maintaining elegance and femininity in their engagement rings. Jennifer Garner, Molly Sims, Jewel, Guiliana Rancic, and Miley Cyrus have all said yes (to the men who proposed with) a cushion cut engagement ring.
With their lovely vintage appeal, cushion cut engagement rings recall a bygone era of glamour and romance and their distinctive look feels just right for brides today.