Cushion cut engagement rings have witnessed a fast-growing popularity in the jewelry industry. Cushion cut diamonds have also been called pillow cut diamonds due to their resemblance to pillows. The romantic diamond cut blends a classic square cut with rounded corners. This type of cut emphasizes the clarity and color of the gemstone. Cushion cut engagement rings appeal to couples who want a mix of both traditional and modern styles.
Despite their newfound popularity, cushion cut diamonds have actually been around for centuries. During the early 1800s, cushion cut rings were fashionable with women who wanted a diamond cut that could create an alluring shimmer when reflected by candlelight. Cushion cut engagement rings have larger facets than other types of diamond rings. On average, a cushion cut diamond will have 60 facets—providing a brilliant and stunning sparkler to place on her finger. Due to their unique shape, cushion cut rings are ideal for fancy colored diamonds. The cut allows for the diamonds to retain the color very well.
Although most cushion cut diamonds are square, you do have cut options. Some diamonds have a more rectangular shape with rounded corners. Most cushion cut engagement rings have a set number of facets, but diamonds with an extra row of facets are often referred to as “modified” cushion cut diamonds. Diamond rings with more clearly defined facet patterns will have a more antique look while rings with less distinguishable faceting will have a more radiant appearance.
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