Cushion Cut Diamonds for Engagement Rings

As of very recently, Cushion cuts have become a very popular cut for engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings, and all sorts of jewelry. Deciphering what defines a cushion cut from other common diamond cuts is sometimes a very confusing process.

What is a Cushion Cut Diamond?

A cushion cut diamond is mix of an old mine cut and a modern oval cut. The cushion cut style you see is the result of a diamond being cut to have rounded corners with an oval/rectangular shape, similar to a modern oval cut. Contrary to popular belief, the cushion cut has been around since the 19th century and has only recently made a comeback.

Most cushion cuts today are typically found to be made with a diamond halo. The diamond halo makes the center diamond appear even more beautiful bringing attention to the center stone.

Standard vs. Modified Cushion Cuts

To the average observer, the difference between a standard and modified cushion cut is very minimal. The main difference between the two cuts is the history. Standard cuts, as the name suggests, have been the “standard” cutting style for many years while modified cushion cuts are modern variations of the standard cut.

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