Cushion Diamond Engagement Rings
One of the oldest and most recognizable diamond shapes is the cushion. Three of the world’s most famous diamonds are cushions: the 45.5 carat Hope Diamond, the 140.5 carat Regent Diamond and the 128.5 carat Yellow Tiffany Diamond.
Cushions are pillow-shaped; their corners are rounded and their dimensions can be square or rectangular. Cushion-shaped diamonds come in a variety of cuts. The standard cushion diamond today is the modified brilliant cut. Older cushion cuts seen in vintage engagement rings include the Antique Cut.
Pros to Cushion Diamonds
- Most of our engagement ring designs, from modern to vintage-style, can accommodate the cushion cut.
- The cushion feels classic, but is a very popular shape right now, often seen on the hands of celebrities.
Cons to Cushion Diamonds
- Cushion-shaped diamonds exhibit more color than round diamonds. For a white cushion diamond, look for G or better color. H is borderline.