(Closed) Cushion questions

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have an antique cushion cut for a center stone. Its more squareish with rounded edges than round.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Cushion cut diamonds are a cut where each diamond is really unique. There aren’t as many hard-and-fast rules like with rounds and squares about the perfect proportions, a lot of it is preference. So you will have some that are very square, some that are very rectangular, and everything in between. There are also several types of cushion cuts, the antique ones have chunkier facets and the modified brilliants have smaller facets. If you want yours to look rectangular and not round, you should probably get one where the L/W ratio is 1.1 or more. Mine is about that I think. 

Post # 5
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine is rectangular bc i wanted it to be noticeably different from a round. 

Post # 6
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

There is the square cushion and the elongated cushion.  The square is best described as in between a round and a princess.  The edges are rounded out but there are clear corners that are also rounded.  The elongated cushion is the same except that it’s a rectangle.  Sometimes in a prong setting one may mistake a cushion for a round at a quick glance but if you look longer than that, it’s clear that it’s not a round stone.

Post # 7
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Cupcake2012:  Oh, and my length to width ratio is 1.16. Good point corgitales!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

They don’t necessarily always look like rounds. (see mine below). Cushions cut stones are not as standardized in their cuts, like say emeralds or rounds or princesses etc. are. They can have different ratios of side lengths–1:1 ratio like a square, or 1:1.3, etc. You could have an antique cushion, a modified cushion, a cushion brilliant, and within each of those you can have even more specialized facet patterns.

I suggest checking out the forums on pricescope.com if you have further questions. they’re literally obsessed with diamonds, and are very knowledgeable and helpful!

Here’s mine for reference. It’s a cushion brilliant (similar facet structure to a round), and it’s slightly more rectangular than square.

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