Post # 1
I am absolutely in LOVE with cushion cut diamonds…however, I recently found out that they look significantely smaller than Rounds of the same carat.
I know that every diamond is different, some are deep, some are shallow, which affect the face up size… but does anyone have any comparison photos of the two or know if a just under a carat cushion will look pretty small?
Any info is helpful 🙂
Post # 3
ct to ct, cushion are a smaller mm size. So if you like how a a certain mm size looks in a round I would base your choice on that. Cushion are a bottom heavy cut. Here is a good resource though You just enter in the ct size and a cushion and hot compare, and then choose your finger size. Then you will be able to see how big or small it will approx be.
Post # 4
I really liked the cushion but I ended up going with round not because of the size but because of the cut. By “cut” I mean 4 C’s Cut, not shape. Because jewelers have perfected how to cut a round diamond to maximize sparkle, fire, etc, I think a round diamond looks much bigger, prettier, and sparklier than any other shape of the same carat size. Does that make sense? I compromised by getting a cushion-shaped halo around my round stone.
Post # 5
@westcoast_girl: If you love the cushion cut, go the cushion cut! It’s not a HUGE difference, I have a cushion cut with a halo and diamond band (2ctw) and I cannot tell you how many compliments I get! It sparkles like crazy and I am so in love with it – so I may be biased, but I just think they’re beautiful 😉
Post # 6
Yes, it makes total sense. I also heard that the round is more sparkly, hence the name ‘Brilliant’ ….*sigh* it’s such a debate…I just love the shape. An illusion setting in the shape of a cushion is a good idea though. I’m wanting a split band with diamonds on it, so it might be a little too bling if I get a diamond halo.
Thanks for the link! I like how you can see how it covers your finger!
Post # 7
This is a 1.3 round on my 5.5 finger (not my actual ring, we are waiting to get in it!)
Post # 8
rounds are the most sparkly, but a well cut cushion will give a round a good run for their money. I love cushion! So I would choose that. 🙂