Princess Cut Vs Cushion

posted 1 week ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Princess and cushion are SO different! I wonder why he’s torn between those two specifically. My finger is far from a 4.5 (7.25)…my e-ring has a cushion cut diamond center that’s 1.11, e-ring shank is 1.8mm and wedding band is roughly 2.3-2.4mm.
ETA-tried to post a pic and the icon isn’t coming up to do so?? Weird!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

There we go! Haha-it was super dirty but I loved the late afternoon light.

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Here is a handy site for seeing the different cuts and stone sizes/ colours on various finger lengths/ colours/ band widths etc. A cushion is a tiny little bit bigger facing up than a princess of the same carat.

http://www.gemsize.org/

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

My princess cut on a size 5 finger 1.10 ct and then I think 

My elongated cushion cut halo 1.70 ctw size 5.25 finger Gia cert 

 

Post # 7
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Newbee

I’ve a princess cut size 5 since I couldn’t get smaller because the way the diamonds are arranged. I love my ring tho.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

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Mine is a princess and I love it, but if I had it to do over again, I would get a square cushion.

Princess is a pretty fragile cut. Though my prongs cover the corners, they have chipped more than once already. If you are at all klutzy, or accident prone, be mindful that you’ll need a setting that protects your corners.

A square cushion looks like a princess once it’s set, but is inherently a more durable cut. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I have a square cushion but since it’s the crushed ice kind, I don’t think it looks like a princess cut.  That said, a lot of people have asked if it is a princess just because it’s so square.

I didn’t like the sharp edges of the princess cut so that’s why I wanted a cushion.  I don’t think princesses are dated but I see a lot more on women my sister’s age (mid 30s) than women my age (age 30).

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Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

He should get a modified cushion cut since he be torn, I think they are a nice combination of both cuts. But it should be up to you since you are wearing the ring!

Modified Cushion — nice in between type of cut

https://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.50-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-sku-3278632

Another common Cushion cut 

https://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.51-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-sku-3505081

August Vintage Cut Cushion— this is a branded cut which is different from those above, very awesome if you like vintage diamonds

https://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.40-carat-d-color-vs1-clarity-sku-3596310

 

Princess cut

https://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.31-carat-f-color-vs1-clarity-sku-3635779

 

These are just examples of the different cuts not really suggestions for you since that is not what you are asking.  

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

lolabee17 :   I could be wrong but I seem to remember reading that cushion cuts faceup smaller because they are so deep 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Love my cushion. Princess is too sharp for my taste.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My 1.3 princess (not anywhere near your ring size) When we were ring shopping I considered almost every stone shape but none of them spoke to me like a princess.  The symmetry just speaks to me.  It probably isn’t even the most flattering shape for my short, chubby fingers but I don’t care.  I love it and can’t imagine another shape for my ring.  

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

Cushion lover here. I like chunky cushions not the crushed iced kinds. Mines an antique ring. Finger size 4.75

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I mean if you insist 😜 best of luck being patient while waiting! I wasn’t haha. Mine’s cushion but my brother did call it ‘square’ once 😔

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