Post # 31
I went for six because I prefer the symmetry of it. I also wanted to protect the stone as it’s an OEC. I don’t think think 4 prongs necessarily make a larger (1ct and over) look cushiony but they do square it off somewhat. It’s all personal preference though and what looks better on your hand.
Post # 32
I’ve always felt like the 4 prongs did make it appear some what cushion-like.
Post # 33
I have a 4 prong 1.27ct round diamond solitaire (regular prongs and not claw). I have had quite a few people who initially thought my ring was a cushion cut until I let them look at it closely to show that it’s a round. My wedding planner for months believed that I had a cushion cut solitaire and after we became friends, finally confided to me that she absolutely loved my cushion solitaire and asked me where my DH got it. She was so shocked when I told her it was a round and didn’t believe me until I let her inspect my ring up close.
I actually don’t mind and love that my round diamond looks like a cushion at times. I was initially debating whether or not to reset my solitaire setting into a round cushion halo since I loved the squarish shape with the round but decided against it since I feel I already have that.