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What Is a Cushion Cut Engagement Ring?
A cushion cut diamond combines the old mine faceted diamond pattern with a modern round brilliant cut. It is typically soft, rectangular or square in shape, with rounded edges. A cushion-cut diamond complements the square shape with rounded corners, giving it a pillow-like appearance, hence the name.
Pros of Cushion Cut Engagement Ring
The cushion-cut diamond has high brilliance and fire, which means it reflects both white and coloured light well.
- It is a very durable gemstone due to the rounded edges of the cut.
- Because it's a popular cut, you're more likely to find a wider range of stones available for selection.
- More affordable per carat than brilliant round-cut diamonds.
Cons of Cushion-cut diamond rings
- Like the emerald cut, its open table reveals any flaws in the stone.
- It will hold onto colour better than other shapes, resulting in a yellow tint that is more pronounced at higher levels on the grading scale.
- This single cut has a slew of names that can be perplexing, such as pillow cut, modified cushion cut, classic cushion, chunky cushion, crushed ice, and others.
- While square cushion cuts are widely available, finding a high-quality, more rectangular cushion cut will take some time.
What to Look for in a Cushion Cut Engagement Ring?
Determine your ideal ratio first. There are rectangular cushion-cut diamonds with a greater length-to-width ratio in addition to the square cushion-cut diamond that is the traditional shape.
We propose a diamond with a length-to-width ratio of a square cushion between 1.00 and 1.09 times the width. Choose a diamond that is between 1.15 and 1.5 times longer than it is wide for a more rectangular cushion. The most common form is a slender rectangle that is between 1.10 and 1.20 times wider than it is tall.
Diamonds with a cushion cut can be almost round or almost square. You want one with rounded corners and slightly curved sides that is an attractive middle ground. To see the diamond's shape clearly, a clear image of it is necessary. Don't purchase it if the shape appears off. A laboratory report won't provide any information regarding shape.
Depth and Table
Search only diamonds with depth percentages and table percentages under 70% for the best results. Although this won't get rid of all bad diamonds, it will simplify your search. Check the performance of each diamond you are thinking about by watching the video.
Hearts and Arrows
Cushion-cut diamonds with Hearts and Arrows may appeal to you if you're searching for the best possible cut. Cushion-cut diamonds without the hearts-and-arrows pattern can also perform brilliantly, despite the fact that these cushions have excellent performance. Additionally, this pattern will only be visible on "chunky" cushions. Purchase a Hearts and Arrows cushion unless you like "crushed ice."
Cushion Cut Diamond Colour
Although a diamond's cut quality is the most crucial aspect of its beauty, you should also take the diamond's colour grade into account. Cushion shapes exhibit more colour than a round brilliant, but the colour is concealed by their brilliance and dispersion.Keep the colour grade at H or higher for a cushion-cut diamond set in a white gold engagement ring. If money is tight, you can opt for I or even J colour diamonds and still have a white appearance.
Cushion Cut Diamond Clarity
A cushion-cut diamond can lose its appeal due to eye-visible clarity flaws. However, a cushion's brilliance will effectively conceal flaws. Stick to VS2 and SI1 clarity grades for the best price. Many cushion-cut diamonds with an SI2 clarity grade will look clean to the eye if you need to stretch your budget. Even some I1 diamonds will be eye-clean, like this stunning stone.
Make sure the flaws aren't big, dark, and in the centre of the SI1 or SI2 diamonds by carefully inspecting the stone. These stand out the most. Review the diamond with a professional if you're unsure whether your cushion will be eye-clean. They can assist you in determining whether or not clarity flaws will be noticeable or have an effect on the diamond's durability.
How to clean/care for a Cushion Cut Engagement Ring?
The simplest method for cleaning your round-cut diamond ring is as follows:- Fill a bowl with warm water.- Add a few drops of dishwashing soap.- Wash the ring for between 20 and 40 minutes.- With a soft toothbrush, gently clean the ring.- Dry with a soft cloth (air drying works too) Get in touch to learn about the cleaning service at Diamond Elite.
What does a Cushion Cut Engagement Ring mean?
he cushion shows assurance in its long life. The wearer is someone who views tradition as an essential component of their personality and elegance as a given. Royalty is often associated with cushion-cut diamonds. Both fashionable and feminine, the cushion cut. For someone looking for a soft look with a lot of sparkles, a cushion's rounded corners and brilliant facets are ideal.
Are Cushion Cut Engagement Rings popular?
They've recently regained popularity, exuding a completely old-world vibe that's ideal for vintage settings. They sparkle less intensely than brilliant-cut diamonds and, while they look great in modern settings, they aren't the most modern.
However, cushion cut diamonds are quickly becoming the go-to favourite engagement ring stone for fashionable celebrities. Seen on the hand of A-List celebs like Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Sofia Vergara
Are Cushion Cut Engagement Rings cheaper?
Cushion-cut diamonds cost significantly less than round-cut diamonds of the same carat weight. This is due to the fact that they are a far less popular shape, but their similar appearance to round-cut diamonds makes them an excellent choice if you are on a budget and do not want to sacrifice style or size.
Are Cushion Cut Engagement Rings more expensive?
A cushion-cut diamond can cost 25% to 50% less than a round-cut diamond of the same carat weight and quality. Cushion-cut diamond prices can vary greatly within that 25% to 50% range, depending on their current popularity and availability.
Why Diamond Elite?
Here at Diamond Elite we're a family owned business that pride ourselves on our professional service & quality diamond rings at competitive prices. We've been helping Australian couples find their perfect engagement ring since 2009. We know the importance of picking the perfect diamond ring for your partner which is why our friendly staff will be happy to assist you during the design & planning process from selecting the Diamond all the way to the delivery of your custom engagement ring. With over 500+ 5star reviews on Google, Diamond Elite is proud to be Sydney's top rated diamond jeweller. Get in touch today for a complimentry consultation and see our beautiful range of custom engagement rings convientantly located within Chatswood Westfield.
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