(Closed) Is antique cushion similar to round?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It really depends on what type of round you are talking about. Modern Round Brilliants are completely different from antique style cushions. They have smaller facets and a totally different kind of brilliance and sparkle.

Old cut rounds, like Old European cuts, are similar to antique style cushions in facet structure, they have chunkier facets, smaller tables, and similar brilliance and sparkle  

As far the shape of the stone, I mean rounds are round. Cushions are basically square-ish, or rectangular, but with rounded corners. 

Post # 3
6269 posts
Bee Keeper

Antique old mine cuts and old European cuts are generally round. They were cut by hand before modern precise cutting techniques were developed  

Mine is round ish.  It literally looks like a cushion side on with a high pillowy crown.

Some modern cut diamonds are cushion shaped but cut with the chunky facets like the old style. Gives a different look to the crushed ice look cushions. 

Post # 4
5158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

misty25 :  OMCs can definitely look “roundish” because those older cutting methods meant cutters had to really follow the shape of the rough diamond crystal, whose habit is to be octahedral. Cutting method limited straight sides/sharp corners. There is a LOT of variation in OMCs, from elongated cushion, to squarish cushion, to roundish, to very wonky! These are all OMCs:

Some will differentiate between an OMC (roundish) and an antique cushion (squarish) though really, they aren’t really that different and were cut in the same period. Distuinguishing them is more of a grey area. Here is my antique cushion which is definitely cushiony (it measures 6.7×7.2mm) but the bezel enhances that shape as well – from around 1900 or so:


OECs on other hand, which came “after” OMCs with advances in cutting technique, will be round(or at least rounder, you still find the oddball cushiony/wonky OEC).

Post # 6
4257 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

ACCs can be round, off round, or cushion.  There is really no standard for them, although people all tend to have their preferences.  Mine I would call a soft cushion shape.  It is not round, but also not as defined as a modern cushion.


Post # 7
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I have an old european cut.

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