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If you’re looking for the perfect diamond for your ring, but want a combination of the old and the new, you should consider the Cushion Cut diamond. It showcases a traditional cut with a modern appeal with a rather surprising history. Here is what you should know about Cushion Cut diamonds:

What Are Cushion Cut Diamonds?

The Cushion Cut diamond has a long history, but has become a modern favorite for engagement rings. The stone that once faced extinction now epitomizes romance and charm because of its fascinating combination of the old world and the new. The Cushion Cut derives its name from its shape: a square with cut corners, with  modern brilliant cut facets.

A Brief History Of The Cushion Cut

The Cushion Cut borrowed heavily from another antique stone, the old mine cut, as well as other less popular cuts such as the Peruzzi, table, and candlelight. Over time, the diamond cutting technology got better, and the quality of the resulting stones improved greatly.

The developments saw the modern Cushion Cut incorporate the old cushion cut patterns, and some aspects of the round brilliant diamonds to produce a spectacular stone.

Characteristics Of Cushion Cut Diamonds

Cut

Cushion Cuts stand out from the pack with their square or squarish-rectangular shape. They feature curved sides which are usually rounded, or made with slightly pointed corners, just like cushions.

Color

The cushion shape allows the Cushion Cut to show more color than other diamond shapes. If you want it set in gold or platinum, we suggest you pick the color grade G or better.

Clarity

They give off lots of sparkle since they are faceted with brilliant cutting. A majority of VS2 and SI1 will appear eye clean since their inclusions have been perfectly masked by the scintillation of the stone.

Carat

They are available in various carat weights. Choose whichever weight your budget can allow.

The Pros And Cons Of The Cushion Cut Diamond

Pros

  • High level of brilliance and fire – reflects both white and colored lights.
  • Quite durable stone because of its rounded edges
  • Less expensive per carat compared to brilliant round diamonds

Cons

  • Its table may expose imperfections more prominently
  • May show a yellowish tint on the grading scale

You need enough details on cushion cut diamonds so you can make an informed decision when shopping for them. Visit our site for more information.