Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Rings


The Cushion cut diamond engagement rings used to be rare and could be found only in vintage designer jewelry. The Cushion cut has been around for more than a century and is considered by many to be a sensual shape cut. Some people would describe the cut as something in between an old mine cut and the more modern oval shaped cut diamonds. 

The sparkle form cushion cut diamond engagement rings are often times called subtler than the better known brilliant cuts. Other people love the way the designer diamond rings sparkles in candlelight which is also why the cut is also called candlelight diamond.

The Cushion cut diamond engagement rings come in bigger sizes starting from around 0.70 carats and bigger. Smaller sizes are difficult to find. The diamonds cut in this fashion are considered open cuts with large facets. Some are cut in almost square shapes while others are cut in long rectangles with rounded corners. 

With this type of cut, experts recommend choosing the highest clarity and color of diamond your budget can handle. The reason for this lies in the open facet character of the stone. For people who wish to stick to the traditional cut, it is recommended that the ratio of the length to width should be 1.25 to 1.30. For those who prefer the square shape, the length to width ratio recommended is 1.0 to 1.05.

People who want to stand out from the crowd can choose from the cushion cut diamond designer engagement rings. The beautiful and distinct shape is subtle and has romantic overtones especially when one likes to dine by candlelight. The cushion cut diamond shines best under this subtle low lighting and what could be more romantic than to have dinner by candlelight whispering sweet nothings to your loved one. For the romantically inclined, this is the ideal engagement ring.