Cushion cut engagement rings are becoming increasingly desirable today as they combine a romantic vintage shape with all the benefits of modern diamond cutting techniques. This romantic candlelight diamond owes its shape to the old-mine cut of the 1700s with its rounded sides and corners. The candlelight refers to the intense sparkle of diamonds seen in grand ballrooms and palaces, when candles were used to light the rooms before electricity.
What Shape is a Cushion Cut Diamond?
The shape can be either square or rectangular. When looking for a square shape, choose a length/width ratio between 1 and 1.05. This is the most traditional of shape and nearest to the old-mine cut. However, the cushion-cut is not an ordinary shape and there is plenty of scope to choose the diamond to suit your ideal shape. For a rectangular shape, choose a length/width ratio of 1.15 or more.
The cushion cut engagement ring allows you to choose the diamond that suits your style and personality. While other diamond shapes have definite parameters to meet, the cushion cut diamond can have large facets that show a gentle play of light, or an arrangement of smaller facets in the cushion brilliant diamond that gives the sparkling appearance of crushed ice.