(Closed) Cushion cuts and small fingers!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@NancyCP: Welcome to the boards and congratulations on your engagement!

I have 1.5c cushion cut stone. 

My finger size is 4.5, so a little bigger than yours, and the stone looks fairly sizeable on my hand:

Post # 4
120 posts
Blushing bee

I have a size 2.75 finger! For the shank size, I ended up getting the ring sized to a 3 and got sizing beads put in them.

My stone is just over 2 carats. I wouldn’t say it looks overwhelming at all (I have a Ring Bearer stone). But it does look large. Go for it!

Post # 7
50 posts
Worker bee

If I were you I wouldn’t go any larger than a 1 to 1.25 carat for your size finger if you want it to look believable. I am a size 5 and a 2.2 cushion is PLENTY big on me! Any larger starts to look gaudy and fake.

Post # 8
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine is on the smaller end from the previous posts, it’s just over 1 ct, and I wear a 4.25. 


Post # 9
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think a 1.5 on a size 3 finger would look fabulous!

why don’t you try some on in stores? even if it’s not the right cut — like rounds, you still might get a general idea of how different size stones will look on you. 

Post # 10
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a 2.17 carat RHR which I wear on a size 4 finger. I do think it is too overwhelming though as the basket is fairly sizeable. Mr. Squarepants proposed with a ring that was way too large .. and we had to go get a smaller one more suited for everyday wear. 

Post # 11
2892 posts
Sugar bee

Keep in mind cushions tend to face up smaller than other cuts of comparable weights. So a 1 ct cushion *MAY* appear to be smaller than a 1ct round. A 1.5 will certainly look large but I think it will still be tasteful.

Post # 12
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I love cushion cuts, they are so dainty and look great on little fingers!  wear a size 3.75 and my center stone is .91 ct

Post # 15
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My ring size is 3.75 and my center stone is .61 ct.

I actually went DOWN in carat of what I thought I wanted. I was 100% sure I wanted a 1 carat diamond, but after trying some on at a few jewelry stores, I switched my search for something between .5-.75 carat.

The best thing to do is to go to jewelry stores and try on some rings of various styles and carat sizes. 

Post # 16
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Also, there are many types of cushion diamonds. Cushion can describe almost any squarish or rectanglish diamond shape with rounded corners. Here are just 3 examples, all “cushion”:

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