Today we are looking at the cushion cut diamond, which also goes by the name of ‘pillow’ or ‘candlelight’ cut; a square shape with rounded corners. Its large facets disperse more light, hiding inclusions and making it one of the most brilliant of all square or rectangular shaped stones!
The cushion cut’s style has varied over the years. It was first developed in the 19th Century, but has undergone several transformations as diamond cutting techniques evolved. The invention of cleaving, for example, has helped to maximise the shape’s light dispersion and make the diamond more brilliant. Other variations include the Cushion Modified Brilliant cut, where an extra row of facets on the pavilion change the diamond’s look.
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The cushion cut looks beautiful when set into a ring, which showcases the diamond’s brilliance and sparkle! This bespoke piece is a perfect example, with the channel-set accent stones adding extra glamour. Trilogy rings are another good choice for the cushion cut diamond, and we love the Roma ring, shown here in white gold. The cushion cut diamond sits in the centre of two round cut diamonds. The ring’s thin band tapers towards the sidestones, helping to accentuate them.