Cushion cut diamond engagement rings are becoming increasingly popular as more celebrities show them off as their engagement ring. 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 more rounded and a little softer around the edges. A cushion 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.
Nowadays, contemporary diamond cuts feature a higher number of facets, leading to more shine and sparkle overall. A cushion 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 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.