“Cushion cuts have a different pattern of sparkle to round brilliant and princess cuts, but this does not mean they are any less beautiful. The best way to determine if the sparkle of a cushion cut meets your desires is to see one in person”.
- Alison Cooper, Co-Founder of Alicia J
Diamonds, like everything, have their own fashions. Until the early 20th century, cushion cut diamonds were the favourite diamond shape. In fact, many gemstone rings used this shape. Now, their classic look has resurfaced, becoming a popular modern shape for engagement rings – offering a slight vintage feel. The cushion-cut dates back to the 1700s, emerging from diamond designs from old diamond mines in Brazil, and were known as the ‘mine cut’ for many years.
• They’re extremely durable due to the rounded edges.
• The 58 facets disperse light, creating fire, brilliance and sparkle.
• Cushion cuts come in a variety of cuts and shape variations: short, elongated, square and rounded designs make cushion cuts a versatile choice.