Posted on April 6th, 2015
Your cushion cut engagement ring will highlight a gently rounded square diamond with 64 beautiful larger facets. Though this diamond has a very modern look, it in fact has been around for over 200 years and was as popular in its time as the round brilliant cut diamond is today. Enjoy this lustrous diamond in a variety of engagement ring settings.
The colorless 1.80ct cushion cut diamond is GIA certified at D, VS1. The almost two carat center stone is extremely white and clear and sits atop a domed, pavé halo comprised of two rows of round diamonds. Additional round brilliants accent the connectors and shank as well. Delicate filigree detail accents the basket area. This spectacular cushion cut engagement ring is accompanied by a perfectly matching wedding band. This incredible platinum and diamond wedding set will become a family heirloom.
The beautiful 0.85ct cushion cut center diamond is EGL certified H-I, SI3. It is nearly colorless and any slight inclusions blend perfectly into the facet work. It is accented by a cushion shaped halo of round diamonds in a shared prong setting, with very little metal showing. The shank features round diamonds in a micropavé setting going half way around the sides. The center connectors are also studded with brilliant round diamonds.
The gorgeous 1.51ct cushion cut diamond set in the center is GIA certified at D-VS2. The best whitest color diamond you can get and perfectly clear! The cut is exceptionally beautiful as well and it sparkles tremendously! The center is bezel set atop this custom made platinum setting which features an accenting halo of round diamonds in a pavé setting. We created the shank in a rounded design and set three round diamonds on each side of the shank center. The center basket features beautiful filigree detail.
Love the look of the cushion cut, but want a little color? Then look into the rich and vibrant Fancy Yellow cushion cut engagement rings available from Mark Broumand.
Posted on March 23rd, 2015
The cushion cut engagement ring is one of the most popular rings sold at Mark Broumand. This unique diamond will be square to rectangular with rounded corners and gently curved sides, like a pillow – hence the name. Many shape variations exist in this cut and you are sure to find the exact look that you desire. Some stones will be mostly square with only slightly rounded corners while others may be more rectangular with ample, curved sides. The shape of this stone was often described as a hybrid of the old mine cut and the modern day oval diamond.
Cushion cuts appeared in the early 19th century and was “the” diamond cut for nearly 200 years until Marcel Tolkowsky’s round brilliant cut diamond was introduced in 1919. Even though the introduction of the round brilliant cut diamond initially stole the spotlight from many diamonds, Tolkowsky’s round proved to be beneficial as gradual improvements to the cushion cut caused an eventual resurgence in its popularity.
Some developments for the cushion included:
:: Decreasing the size of the culet (lowest bottom facet of a diamond)
:: Enlarging the table (the large, flat top facet of a gemstone)
:: Angular improvement of the facets which increased brilliance
The GIA classifies cushion cut diamonds with two different facet patterns, “Cushion Brilliant” or “Modified Cushion Brilliant” listed on certification reports. There are various patterns which can fall within these two divisions. The image below lists a sample of one of the facet patterns of each classification. A distinctive characteristic difference of the modified cushion brilliant cut is characterized by an extra row of facets below the girdle, the horizontal division between the crown (top section) and pavilion (bottom section) of a diamond.
These two classifications are only technical terms for the faceting and you cannot tell from a certification whether one is more brilliant or fiery than the other, regardless of labeling. When considering ANY diamond, do not get caught up in the technicalities of certification. Always choose a diamond that appeals to you visually.
The cushion cut engagement ring will offer you modern day performance coupled with the sophistication of antiquity in a rare and incandescent diamond. For a more vintage look, Mark Broumand has a selection of distinctly faceted antique cushion cut diamond rings that shine brightly with candlelit warmth. Modern or antique, your cushion cut engagement ring will shine brilliantly for generations to come.