Cushion cut diamonds are also known as "pillow cut" or "candlelight". Those names come from having been around so long that they were originally viewed by candlelight rather than the modern light bulb.
The Cushion is a unique cut in an antique style similar to an Old Mine or Oval cut. Cushions feature rounded corners and larger facets. Their shape varies from square to rectangular. Choose the shape appeal based on your preference.
What to watch out for:
Due to the large facets, just as with Emerald cuts, lower clarity diamonds stick out for cushion cuts, so if you choose this shape, make sure you get a high clarity diamond. You may not pick out the inclusion right away if you are not used to looking at diamonds, so be sure to look at the plot and try to identify the inclusions you see in the plot on the diamond itself.
Plot Diagram for Cushion Cuts:
This is the plot diagram that labs use to grade cushion cuts:
Notable Cushion Cut Engagement Rings:
Ashley Judd's Cushion Ring:
Kim Stewart's Cushion Engagement Ring:
Nicolette Sheridan's Cushion:
Pink's Engagement Ring:
Sophia Bush's Cushion:
Brooke Shields Cushion Diamond Ring:
Debra Messing's Cushion Cut:
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