Post # 1
I picked out a cushion cut solitaire ring and now ive been regretting it and thinking that I want a classic round solitaire. I love both but I love the cushion because its square but not as harsh as a princess cut but looking at all the round diamonds has made me think that I made the wrong decision. Help what do I do???
Post # 3
How long have you had your ring? It’s very easy to have regret, especially seeing all the pretty rings on these boards.
I would live with it a while before making any kind of decision. I personally have a round (it was not my choice though) and I wish I could get a cushion instead. I prefer the squarish shape on my finger (but I don’t like the square princess shape – too angular for my liking).
I don’t think you can go wrong with either, but the cushion solitaire is definitely more unique.
If you do a search of cushion rings and see how many ladies on here have them, you may fall in love with your ring again.
Post # 4
since you haven’t gotten your ring yet, i say do nothing just see what happens when you get it and live with it for a while. Unless there’s a return policy and you still have time to make a decision without losing any money.
Post # 5
@amy_e: I have a round stone (heirloom) that I purposely set with 4 prongs instead of 6 to make it look more cushion-y 🙂 I say keep it — I love cushions! ETA: You can’t really tell in this close up but from far away it looks like it could be a cushion 🙂
Post # 6
Is it possible to cancel the order?
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I wanted a cushion, so I say keep it!
Post # 8
I’m mainly worried the 4 prongs will make it look more “princessy”. And too square
Post # 10
I have a blingy round halo, but if Amora Gem had been out when I got engaged, I’d have gotten a Amora Gem cushion solitaire with rose gold.
I’d look up other threads where bees post their cushion rings. I know there must be one or two. There are probably like ten! And then just wait for your ring to get here. There’s no reason to fret now. You may end up falling in love when you see it!
Post # 11
@amy_e: I love my round (my last set with my ex was a marquise, so I wanted something completely different). However, I think cushions are beautiful and actually are a good compromise. Not too round, not too square. Soft corners. 🙂
Post # 12
@amy_e: It’s generally a bad idea to pick a stone based on “shape.” Diamonds don’t differ solely on their shape, but also on their cut. Cushion cuts reflect light much differently than rounds, which are also different from princesses. With that said, there are many people with beautiful cushions that love them. I think they’re beautiful as well.
You should wait until you get it in and then decide. There’s no wrong decision. However, you will pay significantly more for a round, as they’ve gone up about 40% in the last several years. They do face up larger, carat for carat, than cushions though.
Post # 13
My centerstone is a round diamond with a 4 prong setting.. from a distance, it looks like a cushion cut :]
Either way, both cushion and round are beautiful!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
When I was looking at rings, I told my now DH that I wanted either an emerald, a cushion or a round. I liked these cuts the best because I thought they were the most classic. He gave me an emerald, and for awhile I wished I had a round or a cushion. I think it’s just human nature to second guess what we have, but I will tell you that I am madly in love with my ring! You will be too!
Post # 15
@amy_e: I have a four prong round solitaire and it doesn’t look like a princess cut at all. It’s round all the way. Plus, four prongs let you see more of the stone, and more light gets in, creating more sparkle and brilliance.
Post # 16
The prongs alone won’t make it look like a princesss. In addition to the rounded vs square corners, the two cuts look different on the inside (as illustrated below).