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The Cushion Cut Diamond was an extremely popular diamond shape a century ago. Cushion cut diamonds have a romantic look about them and have once again become extremely popular as a diamond choice especially with Hollywood movies stars and celebrities.

Cushion cut diamonds have a romantic look about them unlike other fancy shape diamonds. Cushion cut diamonds have lended themselves to the ‘Halo’ and ‘micro pave’ ring designs which are at present hugely popular.

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Cushion cut diamonds are also sometimes referred to as “pillow-cut” diamonds. Modern cushion cuts are based on the antique cushion cuts, which are a combination of a round and square outline with a softened square or “pillow” shape.

Some of the most famous diamonds in the world are cushion cut diamonds. These include the Hope Diamond, the Cullinan II and the Tiffany Yellow.

Cushion cut diamonds have rounded corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance. These larger facets highlight the diamond’s clarity, so if you choose aCushion cut diamond with a SI clarity grade, be sure to review the clarity plot on the diamond certificate.

Cushion cut diamonds can vary in the degree of rectangular shape that they have. For cushion cut diamonds that have an almost square look but elegant and classical charm a length to width ratio of 1.1 - 1.2 is best.



Cushion cut diamonds are an interesting alternative to oval shape diamonds or a modern princess cut diamond. The cushion cut diamond has the ability to display a high degree of returning light and brilliance and a sparkle which is dazzling. Cushion cut diamonds come to life, yet they still possess a dreamy quality.

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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 thecushion cut diamond engagement ring are Ashlee Simpson and Kevin Jonas' new fiancee Danielle Deleasa.

A cushion cut diamond 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. Acushion cut diamond can resemble a square or rectangle, but will always have rounded off corners.

Cushion cut 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. Acushion 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.

Cushion 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.

Cushion cut diamond engagement rings can be sourced through quality contemporary and estate jewelers.





In a century ago there was a very famous diamond is cushion cut diamonds. This diamond has become a major diamond choice for celebrities and the Hollywood movie stars. They are often found in antique style rings and similar to the old cut diamonds, but with a more subtle facet pattern.

Diamond-shaped pillow has a romantic view of them and unlike other forms of fancy diamonds. They have lent themselves to the 'Hello' and 'micro-open' ring current design is very popular. Cushion cut diamond is also sometimes referred to as "pillow Cut 'diamonds.

Pillow modern wound based on the antique style of cut, which is a combination of round and square outline with a softened square or "pillow" shape. Cushion shaped diamonds is one of the most popular diamond in the world. This includes 45.52ct blue Hope Diamond, the Cullinan II Diamond 317.40ct and fancy intense yellow 128.54ct Tiffany.

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Cushion shaped diamonds having corners and a larger aspect to improve their intelligence. This highlights the larger aspects of a diamond's clarity. So if you choose a diamond with SI clarity grade, be sure to check the clarity plot on the diamond certificate. This diamond pieces can vary in the degree of rectangular shape.

For diamonds that have nearly square look but elegant and classic charm long for the width ratio 1,1-1,2 are the best. Cushion cut diamonds is an attractive alternative form of diamond or diamond oval modern princess. This is because they have the ability to display high levels of light and brilliance back and a blinding light. Cushion cut diamonds still has a dreamy quality.
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