Cushion Diamond Solitaire

Cushion Diamond Solitaire

Cushion cut diamond engagement rings are becoming increasingly popular as more celebrities show them off as their engagement ring. Two of the more well known recipients of the cushion cut diamond engagement ring are Ashlee Simpson and Kevin Jonas’ new fiancee Danielle Deleasa.

This can be a slightly more romantic version of a square or emerald cut diamond. This is due to the fact that the diamond is cut in such a way as to appear a little more rounded (like a cushion, hence the name), and a little softer around the edges. This kind of diamond cut can resemble a square or rectangle, but will always have rounded off corners.

Diamonds work well in the vintage style, geometric center settings that we have been seeing more of in the last few years. These diamonds can be set alone with a prong style setting, or can be surrounded equally beautifully with smaller diamonds or accent stones.

Cushion cut diamonds will only have about 60 facets, due to the fact that in earlier times they were cut in a particular way so as to sparkle best in the candlelight. Nowadays, contemporary diamond cuts feature a higher number of facets, leading to more bling and sparkle overall. A cushion cut diamond has to be relatively free of inclusions, and needs to be of a good color to make up for the lesser number of facets. Included diamonds should not be used for the cushion cut as the flaws will be easier to spot than with other diamond cuts.

These cut diamonds first became popular in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s and can still be found in antique engagement rings. Occasionally, these diamonds will still be referred to by their older names which are “candlelight” and “pillow” cut diamonds.

Cushion cut diamond engagement rings can be an excellent engagement ring selection for those who love antique style engagement rings. They are also ideal for those who are seeking a softer or less geometric version of the square and rectangular center settings. Cushion cut diamonds make excellent solitaire engagement rings. This diamond cut can look just as fantastic with a plain, worked, or pave set band.

This type of engagement rings can be sourced through quality contemporary and estate jewelers.

Andy Moquin has spent 20 years in the jewelry industry with much of his experience in polished diamonds, engagement rings, wedding rings, rings and custom jewelry design. He is an accomplished business consultant and is available for advice on topics such as marketing, advertising, merchandising and business turnarounds.

Cushion Diamond Solitaire
Cushion Diamond Solitaire
Cushion Diamond Solitaire

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