I’ve been looking into a cushion cut for my ering but i have found a store here that carries them for me to look at so I was hoping that you guys could help me out! How would a 2.5 carat cushion cut stone compare to a 2 carat round cut. From what I’ve heard the cushions look smaller than round. Any knowledge would be great! Feel free to post pictures of your rings!
Honestly, it depends on the individual stone. Cushion cuts are very unique in that they have a wide range of shapes. Some are cut to face up larger (i.e. they aren’t as tall) and some are much deeper, causing them to appear smaller. In addition, some are very square-looking while others are much more rectangular (which makes them appear larger). I think in general, a 2.5 ct cushion will face up around the same size as a 2 ct round.
I agree with @Mrs. Fireworks only because I had the same question when we were looking and we ended up going with a 2.01 round because when comparing it to a face up cushion of the same size the round looked bigger. I still love the cushion look so we then put the round diamond in a cushion halo.
When looking, look at mm sizes of the stones. Sometimes cushion cuts can spread 63-64% depth, so NOT ALL stones are really heavy.
Mine is heavy, but because its a north to south look being a little rectangular, its going to show one side as large as a round, the other sides smaller. but in the mounting all people see is a beautiful ring my Fiance made for me.