Cushion Cut Engagement Rings

Cushion Cut Engagement Rings - Perfect for vintage style rings for couples.

The Cushion Shape of the cushion cut engagement rings.
A cushion cut diamond resembles an overstuffed seat cushion – either square or rectangular with rounded corners. Cushion cut diamond engagement rings can be found in a range of shapes and proportions.

Cushion Cut Engagement Rings
The History of the Cushion Cut Rings

Cushion cuts were immensely popular during the late 1800 to 1900s. It was called as pillow cut because of its resemblance to plump pillows, it was also called a candlelight diamond because it was cut specifically to be most brilliant in candlelight.

Generally cushion cuts are still difficult to find outside antique rings. Many old gems are cushion cuts, including the infamous Hope Diamond.

Cushion Cut Engagement Rings Diamond Quality

The stone’s sparkle and fire is far less than round diamonds or other precisely cut shapes. Also few cushion cut rings incorporate a cutlet in the stone to add depth, but an overly large cutlet will create a deep shadow within the stone, obscuring its beauty.
Cushion Cut Engagement Ring
Styles of Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Because the shape is still rare in modern rings, cushion cuts work well as solitaires that draw the eye just to that central unique gem. Many women prefer to incorporate accent stones, however, and ovals or brilliant shapes are lovely complementary styles. Often accent stones will be set in channels or otherwise subdued so as not to distract from the center stone’s rare shape. The most popular setting for the cushion cut stone itself is a four-prong arrangement that holds it securely without obscuring the shape.

Where to Find Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Nowadays, cushion cut engagement rings are difficult to find. For a couple that wants to design their own cushion cut ring, their option is to find a suitable loose stone and have it set in an appropriate mounting.

Another option is to seek out antique or vintage cushion cut diamond engagement rings through pawn shops, family heirlooms, or estate sales.

Cushion cut diamond engagement rings are becoming trendy again in modern rings. The beauty and brilliance of this rings are a sophisticated substitute to flashier designs, yet, symbolizing the beauty, romance and the intense love a couple shares.


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