Post # 1
having MAJOR diamond choosing indecision. I want a fancy (intense) yellow and the preferred cuts appear to be radiants or cushion. My first reaction was ‘radiant, duh, I want loads of sparkle, but it seems the cushion cuts are slightly cheaper so you can get more stone for your money. SO can afford the right size in radiant (and I think we have found the one!!) but do I want a BIGGER stone in a cushion cut?
Bees, what are your opinions on the two cuts, if you have a radiant or a cushion, what do you love about it???
Post # 3
@Wonderfully I don’t have a ring yet, but I’m in love with cushion cuts. I told my SO thats what I wanted, tne shape is just gorgeous. Keep in mind that cushions have a smaller spread, they dont face up as much as a round. But you are right, they are cheaper. I vote cushion, they are just gorgeous!
Post # 4
@Wonderfully ohhh I love cushion cuts!
If it was me, I’d prefer more STONE than more sparkle because all diamonds sparkle! hehe
Post # 5
From what I have found/tried on/researched. When I tried a “bigger” carat sized cushion cut, it did not appear any better. Because carat weight is just the weight of a diamond and cushions tend to be top heavy, I felt the increase in size was not worth the increase in money because the cushion did not “face-up” bigger. I hope I am making sense, lol!
Post # 6
If you can get the right size of the radiant cut that you love then stay with your first love. Don’t let all the flirty cushions try to take you away from that.
Post # 7
I love cushion cuts, especially antique style cushion cuts. I have an August Vintage Cushion from Good Old Gold. To me, the cut was most important, because that is what matters for light return.
And like PP mentioned, when discussing size make sure you look at the “face up” mm measurement rather than just the carat weight. That will be the visual size that you notice.
Have you checked out Diamonds by Lauren ? They specialize in fancy colored diamonds. Best of luck!
Post # 8
Cushion cut will show off the color in your stone better, while radiants are more about the sparkle. For a yellow diamond, I would go with the cushion! Emeralds are also a great choice for showing off colors.
Post # 9
hahaha oh those flirty cushions!! Love it 🙂
Post # 10
Wow so it seems cushions are the favourite choice on the bee!!
Post # 11
@Wonderfully I thought I wanted a radiant too, until I saw the Tiffany Soleste (intense yelow cushion cut) and it sparkled like mad.
I am now coveting that ring.
I am not sure you can go wrong w. either cut, to be honest! Do you prefer the more angular cut or more pillowy/rounded?
Post # 12
You can’t go wrong! I have a radiant, myself, but I adore cushions as well. They’re both beautiful in their own way. 🙂
Post # 13
I have a radiant (cut-cornered rectangular). I knew I didn’t want a round and that the square/rectangular shape is a trend in all of my jewlery. I looked at the princess but to me it is too popular and I also didn’t like the extreme corners of the princess. I thought about the cushion, but wanted more of a difinitive square/rectangle. I do love cushions, especially the antique cut ones with the large, chunky facets (like August Vintage), but I didn’t know about them when I was looking at stones/rings, etc. Anyways, by the time my husband was ready to buy, I had settled on the radiant because it just felt like “me”. I love it because it isn’t that popular (as proven in your poll!) and it sparkles like crazy! 🙂 A yellow one would be GORGEOUS!! 🙂
Post # 14
I have a cushion cut diamond, and I especially like the cushion cut for yellow diamonds.
Post # 15
Be careful, they may be more ct for your money, but cushions are really really deeply cut when you see fancies. they look much smaller than radiants most of the time.
Post # 16
I love them both, but like pp said, you’re not really getting more for your money with the cushion since they look smaller (carat size is a weight, not a size measurement). You can compare the mm measurements though to see if it’s worth the saving to you. I think diamonds are generally priced on how big they look, not how much they weigh- so a 1 ct cushion is cheaper, a 1 ct round more expensive than the baseline etc because of the size they look.