(Closed) cushion cut diamonds looking like broken glass??

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Cushion Modified Brillants are often criticized for having that “crushed ice look” but I actually LOVE that look. 

Post # 4
3679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

There are different styles of cushions.

Post # 5
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Here’s my cushion modified brilliant that is well cut. It’s not faceted like a RB, but still not a crushed ice look. It gives off large flashes of light/color in the sun rather than the pinpoint flashes that a poorly cut cushion does.

Post # 6
766 posts
Busy bee

The different looks for cushion cuts are really subjective. I personally don’t care for the crushed ice look so I went with an antique-style cushion cut with chunky facets and I loooove it. Here’s a close up

Post # 7
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

As others have said the modified brilliant cushion can appear similar to “crushed ice”. For some this is desirable while others prefer the more vintage, faceted, type of stone. Check out Good Old Gold’s website as they have many tutorials about the different stone types (and I believe have videos to go with). I know I spent a lot of time checking them out before I decided what I watned. Here is a picture of my ring.


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