(Closed) Seeking Cushion Cut Engagement Ring!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

This is my cushion engagement ring! They’re becoming more common so you can find them in a lot of jewelery stores.

I will say, I didn’t know this, but cushions look smaller than rounds and princesses b/c they are deeper. This also means they’re very sparkly, but have a tendency to look a little small to the eye.

Good luck! i love cushions so so much. Radiants are another similiar but unique cut if you run across one.

shaneco.com is a website i used quite a bit to look at settings and whatnot. also–robbinsbros.com is AWESOME. They’re a huge Engagement Ring store back in Cali

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Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree with the above. I almost backed out of getting a cushion cut because its size does look smaller. I went to a jeweler in my area, and we started with just finding the right diamond then he drew a bunch of sketches, so we found the perfect fit for everything. I’m still new to weddingbee, how do I post pics???

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Post pics by using upload under the comment box or by clicking on the green  square at the top of the comment box (5th button from the end)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I know you are probably looking for a diamond but I seen some beautiful Moissanite rings on http://www.moissaniteco.com/ and I sure you can check them out and just use them for inspiration and adjust them according to your budget.

@ejs – I love your ring and never tire of seeing it!

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Ooh I love cushion cuts!  Harry Winston makes some gorgeous cushion cut rings, so maybe check out their site.

There’s also the Tiffany Novo, which has a cushion centre stone. 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

When I first got engaged I went out looking for cushion cut stones at the local Kay Jewelers, Gordons, etc…they didn’t have one.  It was very frustrating.  Best option is go to a real jeweler, like a privately owned store not a chain.  They will likely have some to show you and even some in settings.  Not sure why it was so hard to find one in central PA.  Also-try antique jewelry stores/dealers, this was a very popular cut back in the 20’s.

Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would recommend checking out pricescope.com  This is a very informative site and there are forums with diamond experts.  You can learn a lot about different cuts and what to look for.

I would say check online sites like bluenile, whiteflash, jamesallen, goodoldgold, brian gavin diamonds, etc.  You won’t have to pay tax and will get a much better deal.  My ring would have been close to 2K more if I bought it at a store in the mall.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

here is mine! if you have the opportunity to talk to a custom jeweler that is a great way to go…so much cheaper than retail.

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Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

How did it take me four days to find this thread?! I LOVE cushion cut diamonds and I was so thrilled my Fiance got me one. Pics below 🙂 

He got mine through bluenile.com and I can’t say enough good things about them, seriously. No tax, there are always 10% coupon codes online (just google), 30 day return policy no questions asked, and free overnight shipping. I just ordered (two, actually) wedding bands from them that will be here tomorrow! 

I agree that cushion cut diamonds look smaller than the same size round, but to me its so worth it. It is ridiculously sparkly and its so unique. No one in my family had ever heard of or seen one before, causing a lot of confusion at first haha. I finally settled on the description “Its squarer than round and rounder than square.” 

 

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with MissDane – custom jeweler is the way to go. Here is mine, I love it!

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Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

oops left this one off…

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

To me I feel like so many diamond shapes are so similar!  Cushion cut, ascher cut and princess cut diamonds can often look the same!  I think they are all so pretty!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@miss bella i used to feel the same way with cushion, asscher, radiant, and princess cut diamonds! i actually told my fi i didn’t care which of cushion, asscher, or radiant he got me because i liked them all equally. After you look at enough rings though you start to definitely see a difference! asscher is a square emerald cut (so it has step cuts rather than the brilliant-type ones), radiant has chopped off corners, and cushion has no real “corners” at all 🙂 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think asschers look VERY different from cushion & princess… you can tell by the way they’re cut. I love cushion cuts…you all have gorgeous rings!

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