44.30 Carat Cushion Cut Diamond Three Row Tennis Bracelet
44.30 Carat Cushion Cut Diamond Three Row Tennis Bracelet

Cushion cut jewelry has soft, rounded edges that make for a timeless appeal and classic look. These cushion cut diamonds can be set into rings, earrings, necklaces, and more. The cushion cut diamond looks like a rounded, gentler version of the princess cut due to its pillow or cushion-like shape, which is commonly used in engagement rings. When you are looking for a diamond engagement ring with incredible fire and brilliance, consider a cushion cut diamond ring.

What Is a Cushion Cut Diamond?

You might be wondering, what is a cushion cut diamond? The cushion cut diamond is distinguished by its square shape with rounded edges. The deep cut of a cushion cut stone means it has a small face size and tends to sparkle and shine in larger carat weights. For women who prefer vintage and soft styles, the cushion cut’s softened edges give the appearance of an antique cushion cut diamond with a modern flair. Cushion cut engagement rings are often desired by those who value antique and feminine looks.

When it comes to the cushion cut diamond vs round diamond for an engagement ring, many will find a larger carat size diamond in cushion cut at a more satisfying price than a round diamond. While the round diamond offers more brilliance, certain types of cushion cut diamonds can have more fire than round diamonds. Round diamonds are often the most popular choice for engagement rings, but if you are looking for a more unique or vintage-inspired cut, you may prefer cushion cut engagement rings. The cushion cut vs round cut simply comes down to the setting that you like best.

In order to choose the best diamond shape that suits your style and interest, you may find yourself deciding between the cushion cut diamond and the princess cut. More modern brides and jewelry collectors often appreciate the princess cut for its sharp edges and geometric shape. On the other hand, the cushion cut diamond offers a less edgy and more understated look that will stay classic through the ages. Cushion cut diamond engagement rings are also thought of as the more romantic of cuts. What’s more, a cushion cut diamond band with its timeless and vintage appeal can make for a stunning family heirloom to pass down. 

Cushion Cut Diamond Jewelry: Rings, Earrings & More

Cushion cut diamond settings have been around for hundreds of years and continue to be a classic choice for many pieces of jewelry. Regardless of what the stone is set in, the cushion cut diamond can provide magnificent appeal on its own or with a halo or pave setting for a more elevated and elegant look.

Cushion cut jewelry is one of the most highly sought-after styles because the diamond shape is so stunning and beautiful. This striking stone shape can be found in all different types of jewelry. Select a pair of cushion cut diamond or gemstone earrings to accent a stunning outfit for any occasion. Or consider a cushion cut diamond necklace to celebrate a wedding, anniversary, or important milestone. Furthermore, you can choose a cushion cut diamond ring as a right-hand ring or engagement ring, or opt for a bracelet with cushion cut diamonds or gemstones for important events or casual wear.

Selecting the Perfect Cushion Cut Diamond

When selecting the perfect cushion cut diamond, you might be wondering, how many facets are in a cushion cut diamond? Due to the variety of cut styles and techniques, cushion cut diamonds can vary in the number of facets, even more than the standard 58 facets. 

Visit Roman Malakov to learn more about how to choose a cushion cut diamond. While some cushion cut diamonds can look like crushed ice, the cushion brilliant cut has exceptional sparkle due to larger facets. You’ll also find that the classic cushion cut is a rounded square, while the elongated cushion cut diamond is the shape of a rectangle with rounded edges. 

13.47 Carat Total Cushion Cut Basket Eternity

13.47 Carats Total Cushion Cut Diamond Eternity Wedding Band


Are cushion cut diamonds popular?

Yes, cushion cut stones became extremely popular in the nineteenth century, and they have retained much of that popularity today. They are based on the old mine cut from the 1700s and are considered an “old new classic.” They have some of the best features of the original diamond cuts from way back when, with the refined techniques that allow for optimal sparkle, fire, and brilliance.

What is an elongated cushion cut?

Cushion cut diamonds don’t have a specific ratio that they must meet. While most of them look square, ratios larger than 1:1:10 are generally considered elongated and look more rectangular. The smaller facets that come along with elongated cuts create more of a “crushed” look, meaning the stone reflects more light and appears more sparkly. 

How to Choose a Cushion Cut Diamond with Roman Malakov

Whether you are looking for a square cushion cut diamond, round cushion cut diamond, or cushion cut diamond solitaire, the talented and friendly team at Roman Malakov can help you find the best piece for you. Visit Roman Malakov in NYC’s Diamond District or book an appointment for an in-person or virtual consultation. The jewelry experts at Roman Malakov will ensure you understand relevant jewelry terms, the importance of color and clarity, and how to select the best diamond for your needs.