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Why Choose a Cushion Cut Diamond?

Why Choose a Cushion Cut Diamond?

February 07 2023

Why a Cushion Cut Diamond is the Perfect Choice for your Engagement Ring?

The Beauty of a Cushion-Cut Diamond

Choosing an engagement ring is an important decision that will stay with you and your partner for a lifetime. And when it comes to diamonds, there are a variety of shapes and cuts to choose from. One diamond cut that has seen a recent resurgence in popularity is the cushion cut.

Cushion-cut diamonds are square or rectangular in shape, with rounded corners and larger facets that reflect light beautifully. The cushion cut is a vintage diamond shape, with a long history of being a popular choice for engagement rings. It’s famously known to be a soft pillow-like shape, which is where the name ‘Cushion’ was born from.

A Timeless Appeal

Cushion-cut diamonds have a timeless appeal that has lasted for centuries. In fact, the cushion cut dates back to the 1700s and was a popular choice for royalty and aristocrats. The cushion cut remained popular throughout the Victorian and Edwardian eras and even gained popularity in the Art Deco era.

The cushion-cut diamond has a romantic, vintage appeal that is hard to resist. It's the perfect choice for someone who loves the elegance and beauty of antique jewellery.


Unique and Versatile

Cushion cut diamonds are unique and versatile, with a wide range of styles and designs available. They can be cut to be either square or rectangular, with most being cut in the same brilliant cut as round and princess diamonds.

With plenty of sizes and qualities to choose from, you can find a cushion-cut diamond to fit your personal style and taste. Whether you want a classic, elegant look or a more modern and edgy design, there's a cushion-cut diamond that will fit the bill.


Exceptional Sparkle and Brilliance

One of the most attractive features of cushion-cut diamonds is their exceptional sparkle and brilliance. Because of the facet pattern, they reflect light in a way that creates a stunning display of fire and brilliance.

The size of the facet will dictate how your diamond’s sparkle will perform: the larger the facet, the broader the flash of sparkle will be. With smaller facets, you will find sparkle flashes in small bursts. This allows you the opportunity to determine how your Diamond will sparkle, by choosing from a selection of cutting styles. Though the large facets make spotting inclusions easier it also allows for a greater separation of white light into spectral colours.


Technical Specifications

  • This cut is typically 58 facets.
  • Its ratio for the square Cushion is usually between 1.00-1.05 and for a rectangular Cushion, it tends to be 1.10 or more.

Cushion Cut Jewellery

Diamond Set Cushion Bijou Diamond Ring in 18K Rose Gold 

Inspired by the French word for Jewel, this halo Bijou holds the Central Diamond in a four-claw setting with surrounding brilliant round diamonds micro-pave set in the shoulders too. This very Sparkly Vintage Style Design captures the light beautifully creating a very dramatic and eye-catching Design.

Cushion Rosa Diamond Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

Inspired by the Italian word for Rose: this classic solitaire has four claws, to hold the gem in place, which swoops down into a U shape to allow light to enter the diamond and maximise sparkle. While raising the diamond up daylight tapered shoulders narrow to enhance the size of the diamond creating a simply stunning and dramatic diamond ring.


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