Cushion-cut diamonds combine a square cut with rounded corners, like a pillow. This classic cut has been around for almost 200 years, and for it’s first 100 years it was the most popular diamond shape. Until the early 20th century, the cushion shape diamond was the traditional diamond shape. Traditional cushion cut diamonds return light in a chunkier pattern than modern cuts, offering big flashes of light and creates a distinctive look that is prized today among brides who desire antique design, and vintage allure.
Many buyers are attracted to the antique feel combined with modern performance offered by the cushion cut. The standards for cushion cut vary more than most other shapes, and personal taste will dictate choice. You can find Cushion-Cut Diamonds in perfect square shapes and also in more elongated shapes. While generally less brilliant than round brilliant diamonds, cushion cut diamonds often have better fire which is part of their appeal.
It wasn’t until recent years that the cushion cut started experiencing its revival. It is a shape that brings back an era of elegance and romance, and one that we encourage everyone looking for a new diamond to consider.
The cushion cut is currently one of the most popular fancy shapes. Many celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Jessica Biel, Giuliana Rancic and Ivanka Trump wear this shape. Additionally, many of the world’s most famous diamonds are cushion-cuts. These include the Hope Diamond (45.52 carat) the Regent Diamond (140.50 carat) and the Tiffany Yellow Diamond (128.54 carat).