What is a cushion diamond?
A cushion diamond is a mix of a round brilliant and a princess cut and closely resembles the appearance of a pillow - hence calling it a cushion diamond. It’s a popular pick for those who want a classic and timeless look but with a softer edge.
Why are cushion diamonds a good alternative to the round diamond?
If you are interested in a 4 claw round engagement ring, you should consider opting for a cushion diamond. This is because the cushion diamond appears very similar to the round diamond in this setting but at a lower price point!
Are cushion diamonds square or rectangular?
You may notice that cushion diamonds can vary in their look. Reason is cushion diamonds are available in different proportions whether it be 1:1 (square) or 1:1.2 (rectangular). Determining which proportion suits you the most comes down to your personal preference and desired look.
Do cushion engagement rings appear bigger than round engagement rings?
Cushion modified brilliant cut diamonds appear slightly smaller than other shapes. This is due to it being cut deeper with a lot of the weight being under the girdle where it is not visible However, this is not for all cushion cut diamonds. There are also cushion brilliant cut and cushion hybrid cut diamonds that have the optimum length to width ratio for its weight.