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Buying a diamond: the cushion cut brilliant

Buying a diamond: the cushion cut brilliant

Buying a diamond online is very easy and safe, but if you are looking for a cushion cut brilliant, you must consider two important factors: the length/width ratio (square vs. rectangular) and faceting (the cushion cut brilliant vs. the modified cushion cut brilliant).

  • 1.20 carat solitaire diamond ring in white gold with side diamonds From USD 3.400
    (excl. VAT)
  • 0.50 carat solitaire ring (half set) in yellow gold with side diamonds From USD 3.060
    (excl. VAT)
  • 1.00 carat classic diamond earrings in white gold with six prongs From USD 670
    (excl. VAT)
  • 1.00 carat solitaire diamond ring in white gold From USD 1.710
    (excl. VAT)

The cushion cut brilliant is an antique form and very popular with women for more than a century. A classic round brilliant has a nice sheen, but cushion cut diamonds shine even more because of their rounded corners with extra-large facets. Therefore, they are very nicely set into an engagement ring.

The cushion cut brilliant

You don’t buy a diamond every day. It is a (smart) investment for life and should be done deliberately. Nowadays, the cushion cut brilliant is popular again. The facets can be compared with the ones of a round brilliant, but larger. This is why cushion cut diamonds capture more light, what entails a beautiful brilliance.

The modified cushion cut brilliant

The modified cushion cut brilliant looks at first sight a lot like a cushion cut brilliant. However, modified variants have an extra row of facets, giving them a unique brilliance reminiscent of sparkling water or crushed ice. Because people are less likely to buy such a diamond and the amount of carat is higher after the diamond is cut, modified cushion cut diamonds are often cheaper.

If you are planning to buy a diamond to ask your beloved to marry you or to surprise her for her birthday, then we recommend a (modified) cushion cut brilliant. Of course you can also contact us for other diamond shapes. 

Written by: CHLOÉ POUPON-DUMONTET Diamond Jewellery Advisor

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