Cushions cut diamonds, also referred to as "pillow-cut" diamonds, were the most popular shape over a century ago.
The cushion-cut is an antique style of cut, and it is known for having a deep cut with large facets. These large
facets are what bring out the sparkle and brilliance when the diamond is exposed to light. If you were to compare
cushion cut diamonds to other shapes, they would be most similar to oval cut diamonds. They have rounded corners
and can vary in their overall width and length.
Choosing an Cushion-Cut Diamond:
For the most pleasing effect, look for a length-to-width
ratio between 1.1 and 1.2. The radiance that comes from the cushion cut is dependant on the cut of the stone,
as well as the color and clarity.
For cushion-cut diamonds that are pleasing to the eye, look for length-to-width ratios between 1.1 and 1.2.
Keep in mind that a bigger carat weight does not necessarily mean a better diamond. The larger facets of cushion cut
diamonds means that the clarity is highlighted, which makes it especially important that you choose a diamond that
has been graded as having good clarity . Otherwise, your
diamond will not be able to reflect light well and it will appear dull and opaque.