(Closed) Round or Cushion? Help!!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which do you prefer?

    Cushion Cut

    Round Cut

    Other (Let me know!)

  • Post # 2
    869 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    bquakkel :  have you considered ovals???? They are a good balance between both cuts 🙂 

    Post # 3
    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I love cushion cut. It’s what my stone is. I see rounds all the time. Too plain for me.

    Post # 4
    217 posts
    Helper bee

    Rounds face up larger than cushions. BUT cushions are so beautiful! Tough choice..

    Post # 5
    2527 posts
    Sugar bee

    This is a 1.7ct cushion.  Size 9. 

    2.25ct round. Size 8.




    Post # 6
    97 posts
    Worker bee

    I have both cushion and round in 8~9mm range but they are in halo. Do you want to see the difference? laughing

    Post # 7
    310 posts
    Helper bee

    Cushion! I love unique and everybody and their mothers have a round. Not that rounds aren’t beautiful- I just love a ring that stands out. 

    Post # 8
    34 posts

    Why not split the difference? I have a round stone set inside a cushion double halo. I wanted the extra finger coverage of cushion but didn’t want to sacrifice the sparkle of round, I feel like it’s the best of both worlds.

    Post # 9
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    1.8 cushion on size 6 finger. I really love the cushion cut, but do think rounds tend to face larger. 

    Post # 10
    22 posts

    I personally love round diamonds in cushion halos. However, I prefer to get a cushion cut solitaire instead of the round solitaires. I feel as though a cushion looks better as a solitaire by how they take up the space on the finger (if that makes sense lol).

    Post # 11
    3855 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    7.5mm antique cushion cut on a size 6 finger. Not set yet, having the setting made now… I LOVE the bigger facets of the antique cuts! 

    Post # 12
    35 posts
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Round is a classic, but if you love cushion, there is nothing like it. Just keep in mind like in the earlier posts – cushions look smaller than the equivalent round. 

    Post # 13
    5648 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m with 

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    desertgypsy :  I love the old cuts and chunky facets. 


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    bquakkel :  do you like the chunkies, or does the modern crushed ice cushion appeal more?

    if the former, you may like to consider old antique cut diamonds. Mines an old mine cut which is an antique cut of cushion so you get the chunky facets and very high pillowy cushiony shaped crown, but a rounder shape. 

    This is mine but check out sites like ‘jewels by grace’ to see a big collection. 

    Post # 14
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Depending on the shape of the cushion (L:W ratio), you’d need an approximately 2.5ct cushion to hit the 8mm mark (according to diamdb.com), whereas with a round, a 2ct should get you to 8mm. That’s quite a big difference in terms of carat weight, so that might be a factor to think about. Another issue to think about is light performance. I think it’ll be easier to find a well-performing round brilliant without having to go for the super ideal cut brands than it is to do so for cushions. If ideal light performance and ideal cut are things you’re looking for, then rounds might be easier to find.

    Personally, I love both. I am completely not helpful, haha! I did go with an antique cut cushion, ultimately, just because I think it looks a little more romantic (with all the pastel flashes of light) and is a little less common than RBs. It’s a 1.5ct August Vintage Cushion, 6.6 x 6.7mm, in a delicate halo. Ring size is 4.25.

    Post # 15
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    For me, cushion was always the stone I wanted and I’m so happy that I have one. Like PPs have said, the rounds are what most people have so I’d say if there is another shape of stone that you’d be happy with then go for that!

    Here is my cushion. It is a 1.2ct VVS2, colour G in a halo.

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