Cushion Diamond Engagement Rings
Combining the sparkle of round diamonds with a unique shape and softened corners, cushion diamond engagement rings offer a brilliant, yet dynamic appearance.
Why should I choose a cushion cut diamond?
Cushion cut diamonds are a beautiful choice for an engagement ring, with the added advantage of having the most light dispersion and fire of all the fancy diamond cuts.
A cushion cut is a wonderful fancy shape for a diamond as it has all the brilliance of a round cut plus the elegant lines of an emerald cut, bringing together the best of two worlds. A cushion cut features more ‘fire’ than a round brilliant cut diamond—referring to the colourful flashes of light that dance across a diamond under light. So if you’re looking for some serious sparkle then the cushion shape is the way to go.
Another reason to choose a cushion cut engagement ring is the advantages in price. While still considered a premium fancy cut, the cushion cut is about 25% cheaper than the same carat weight in a round cut.
The only disadvantage of the cushion cut is that compared to a round or princess cut, the cushion cut can appear slightly smaller than the former cuts. This is because the cushion is a deep cut, meaning that more carat weight is distributed along the vertical depth of the diamond rather than horizontally across the diamond’s face.
What should I look for when choosing a cushion cut diamond?
Another unique element of the cushion cut diamond is that the shape offers variation in the look and style of the cut. There are different ways of cutting the cushion shape, allowing you to choose between a modified cushion cut, which features extra facets, or a standard cushion cut diamond.
There are two distinct finishes, which affects the light dispersion in the diamond. The first is called a ‘brilliant’ cushion which allows you to see the back facets and light reflections in larger flashes. The second is the ‘crushed ice’ look, where the back facets aren’t as large or distinct but are instead small and scintillating, composed of much tinier facets. It is totally up to you which style you prefer, it simply comes down to which cut suits your style better.
What is the best setting for a cushion cut diamond?
The best setting for a cushion cut diamond is completely objective. It’s a versatile cut that would suit almost any engagement ring. Set as a solitaire, pavé or with a halo the cushion cut would fit perfectly with all styles and metals.
If you love the cushion cut diamond, why not design a custom engagement ring featuring the cut? One of our consultants will guide you in the right direction, so check out our custom cushion cut engagement rings below.
Celebrity cushion cut diamond engagement rings
One of the most famous cushion cut engagement rings in recent times has been the stunning ring that Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle with. The ring features an elongated 3ct cushion cut centre stone, flanked with round diamonds and set in a 18ct yellow gold pavé band.
Chrissy Teigen is another celebrity who wears a beautiful cushion cut, given to her by husband John Legend. Her engagement ring features a 6ct cushion cut diamond, set on a platinum pavé band.
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How much is a cushion cut diamond engagement ring?
A cushion cut diamond engagement ring can vary in cost, depending on the size of the gemstone and the metal used. A solitaire platinum engagement ring featuring a 1ct cushion cut diamond costs around £3,800. A solitaire yellow, rose or white gold engagement ring with a 1ct cushion cut diamond costs around £3,600.
A solitaire platinum engagement ring featuring a 2ct cushion cut diamond costs around £11,700. A solitaire with either yellow gold, rose gold or white gold set with a 2ct cushion cut diamond would costs around £11,600.