Cushion cut engagement rings is an ancient cut type that fell out of fashion in the last century. However these days it seems more and more people are looking for authentic antique looks and traditional alternatives. Cushion cut engagement rings have been growing in popularity recently and, while still not as popular as the round or princess cuts, is one to consider if your partner likes traditional styles of jewellery.
Pros and cons of cushion cut engagement rings
Cushion cut diamonds first appeared around the 1800s. They remained popular with the rich and wealthy until the late 1900s when they slipped out of fashion.
Since then, these diamond rings have become more and more difficult to source, but have started appearing again in jewellers.
Each cushion cut diamond is unique, and so can make an engagement ring extra special. When buying cushion cut engagement rings the most important thing to look for is the facets. This can make a big difference to the overall look of the stone. Large facets can give a really striking effect as the light shines through the stone. This is the traditional way a cushion cut diamond is cut. On the other hand, smaller facets can give a smoother look to the stone, giving more of a crushed ice effect.
One thing to point out when looking at cushion cut engagement rings is due to the shape, there tends to be more diamond required to create the same perceived size as other cuts. This is because to get the desired shape with the correct facets, these stones need to be quite deep, and so more of the stone is “lost” when looking at the top of it that with other cuts. This means cushion cut engagement rings tend to be more expensive.
Although cushion cut engagement rings are becoming more mainstream, they can still prove difficult to find as many high street jewellers do not stock them. It’s worth phoning around your local jewellers to try to find one near by for you to look at, as these unique rings need to be seen for their true beauty to be appreciated.