Post # 1
I picked a cushion cut stone. I loved it because it looks like a pillow (hence the cushion lol). It’s soft without being round, and square without the sharp corners.. People say they don’t sparkle as much but my stone is a little disco ball.
What about you? Do you ever regret your choice?
Post # 2
msformaldehyde: I picked mine for the same reason. I just loved that it had a softer/more antique feel. I didnt really care for the princess cut on my hand and honestly, I didnt want to go with a round only due to the fact that I was married before and had a round. This was a great alternative for me!
Post # 3
I didn’t pick my ring out, FI did it all on his own. I still would have picked cushion cut for the same reasons you did. Mine sparkles like crazy!
I wouldn’t change cuts at all, I think princess is too square and round isn’t my style at all! I’m in love with cushion cut!
Post # 4
You’re so right in your description of cushion cut. It’s soft and its gorgeous. I can’t speak for the sparkle because I feel like it’s beautiful and very sparkly but maybe by comparison to other cuts it’s not as sparkly? I don’t know and I don’t care to compare. I love it!
I originally wanted an emerald cut cut cut but my cushion diamond stood out to me like a diamond in the rough lol while we were picking diamonds and I knew this was the one.
Post # 6
msformaldehyde: Similar reasons! I’m not sure exactly why but cushion cut always stood out to me, I originally fell in love with that classic Harry Winston cushion cut halo ring and always knew that’s the style I wanted! I think its also a nice mix of modern but timeless and won’t date and will always look classic. Mine also sparkles like crazy I constantly get comments on how beautiful and sparkly it is! Yay for cushions! 🙂
Post # 7
I fell in love with cushions when I was working in the diamond biz. I love the chunky look and how they dont seem so shallow. My husband did a stellar job picking out a beautiful one!
Post # 8
bkrocks13: Yes! I love how deep cushions look, they seem to go on forever!
Post # 9
msformaldehyde: I love my cushion cut! It’s very sparkly so I think it just depends on the cut of the stone. I picked it because while I loved the look of the emerald cut, it just was not sparkly enough! I was torn between cushion and radiant and told my then SO to just find one he loved. He picked a fairly rectangular cushion, and I love it!
Post # 10
Mine is an ideal square which looks like a cushion cut. My fiance and I traded my original round in for this one and I’m absolutely in love with it! It doesn’t look as big for it’s size compared tto other shapes, but I don’t care. It sparkles like mad and is so clear.
Post # 11
msformaldehyde: my fiance chose it without any of my input. He was presented with 3 stones and chose the one he liked the best.
And I love it!
Post # 12
Totally same for me! Round but not round, square but not square, and my first engagement ring had a round diamond. Let’s see your cushions!! Here is mine!
halling78: That is so pretty!!!
Post # 13
kidseahawk: Thanks! Yours is absolutely gorgeous! I just realized mine looks yellowish in the pic but it’s really not. Gotta love android phone cameras..ha!
Post # 14
We had a princess cut halo wedding set on layaway when I found a stand-in ring on berricle that had a cushion halo. I just fell in love with the soft shape. Everything about it was simply perfect so I just had to switch.
Post # 15
I desperately wanted a vintage ring (1900 – 1930s) but most of the ones I found didn’t have the quality of clarity and color that I hoped for (or they were way out of our price range!). To me, the cushion cut was a good compromise to have a quality stone but a setting that speaks to the vintage adoration I have. I don’t have the square cushion though, mine is a rectangle (1.2 ratio I believe). I have only been wearing it for two days and love it! It also sparkles a ton so not sure why people would think it doesn’t…