• Vintage revival
  • Advantages of the cushion cut
  • The ideal cut for fancy coloured diamonds

Are you on a mission to find a striking diamond engagement ring? One of the choices you will have to make relates to the shape of the diamond. Even though the brilliant-cut remains the most popular choice for a diamond engagement ring, the cushion cut is growing in popularity. This diamond shape has existed since the 18th century, but why the sudden rise in popularity?

Cushion-cut Engagement Ring: the Vintage Revival

Both in fashion and in the world of jewellery, a true retro revival is taking place. The new trend reflects the more environment-friendly mindset of people and the desire to recycle old materials –– and turn them into something beautiful and usable. Moreover, vintage jewellery truly radiates a sense of romance and glamour. Therefore, it is not a surprise that more and more celebrities opt for a cushion-cut diamond engagement ring. Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, and Kelly Clarkson all wear a cushion diamond engagement ring around their finger.

Advantages of the Cushion-cut Engagement Ring

The cushion cut is also known as the ‘pillow cut’ because of its rounded corners and slightly larger facets. These maximise the brilliance of the diamond and highlight its clarity. The shape of the cushion cut can vary from square to rectangular. Your diamond engagement ring, cut as per time-honoured traditions, will appear utterly elegant. For your cushion-cut engagement ring, would you prefer a colourless or a fancy coloured diamond?

The Ideal Cut for Fancy Coloured Diamonds

Fancy coloured diamonds also look great in a cushion cut. The larger facets of the cushion cut ensure that the different hues of the coloured diamond truly come to life. The resulting kaleidoscope of colours outweighs the slight loss of clarity. This disadvantage compared to the brilliant-cut will become redundant once you observe the shape’s positive features.

At BAUNAT, you can always opt for a tailor-made engagement ring, set with a cushion-cut diamond.

Are you still searching for the perfect diamond engagement ring? Make your choice from our extensive selection or contact the BAUNAT experts for more information.
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