20+ Awesome Cushion Cut Vintage Engagement Ring

Cushion cut diamond engagement ring in the older days was named pillow cut. For this type as its name suggest, resembles that of a plump cushion or pillow. This cut comes in varieties of proportions. They could either be oval, square or rectangular with rounded corners.

This type of cut gained popularity in the latter part of the 1800’s until the early 1900’s. Before the dawn of electric bulbs, cushion cut diamond ring was also referred to as candlelight diamond because it was said to be most brilliant in candlelight.

In the modern day setting, cushion cut diamond rings are more symmetrical than its older contemporaries, mainly due to the advent of modern refinements and upgraded lapidary skills. Though this may be the case, couples prefer older versions of cushion cuts and still searches for this kind in the antique or vintage market.

These type of rings work best as alternative for couples who prefer traditional, subtle designs. These stype of rings are still rare in modern rings.

Cushion cuts are best in solitaires, the kind that draw the attention to the gemstone located at the center of the ring. Many women however, prefer small accent stones incorporated in the ring.

This type of ring has about 60 facets; this is 20 or more facets less than the modern rings. Facet refers to the smooth, polished planes that make up a stone’s surface. With lesser number of facets as compared to fancy shapes and signature cuts, it exhibits lesser brilliance.

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