Post # 1
Hi Lovely Bees,
So, I’m currently knee-deep in pre-engagement indecision (I’m a libra, so what else is new?). My SO and I have been ring browsing for a few months now, and he’s about ready to get this show on the road.
I’m pretty darn set on a halo engagement ring. But I go back and forth between round or cushion every other day. To me, a round halo looks timeless, and appears a bit more vintage. My mother has a round cut engagement ring that I’ve always loved, and my SO prefers it because he thinks it looks more traditional. Then again, I feel a cushion halo is more unique, show-stopping and classy. I love the way they sparkle, and it appears quite delicate.
Ultimately, I know I should just give my SO these two options and let him decide, but he really wants to know my preference. And God willing, I’m going to give it to him, even if it kills me.
Has anyone else had trouble deciding between these two cuts? What ultimately made your decision? Pictures welcomed, obviously!
Post # 3
I don’t have a ring yet but I am a sucker for chunky cushion cut halo’s like Henri Daussi. I think it’s so elegant and vintage looking… if you go to a website called DiamondsbyLauren.com they have a lot of videos of these chunky cushion cut rings and they take my breath away!
Post # 4
Cushion halos are my #1 favorite hands down… but I suggest you choose wisely (you’re lucky you get to do so as most women don’t!) and make sure you get something you’ll want to wear for the next oh, 30 to 60 years! lol
Make a pros and cons list? Haha that’s my answer to everything =)
Post # 5
@izziebear:Last week I was in the same circumstance with priness and round shapes. I chose the round. My SO liked it and in 20 years it will still be chic and fabulous. The round diamond is classic/timeless.
Post # 6
I was in the same boat as you, but decided on a round cut diamond. I love how it’s traditional and relatively simple compared to the cushion cut that I was drooling over.
Post # 7
They’re both beautiful but I’m in love with rounds!
Post # 8
I have a round stone in a cushion halo. Perhaps that might be an option? We designed ours with a jeweler, but I think Tacori has a ring with the round/cushion combo too.
Post # 9
I personally love both, but I think the cushion halo is a little more unique than the round halos are – not that it really matters, but it may help you make a decision 🙂
Post # 10
I have a .91 cushion cut halo setting with a paved band. the band itself is really thin. I absolutely love my ring and i also struggled between the cushion and the round diamond. I love the cushion because it sparkles more and is just unique. I couldnt be happier with my ring and recieve complements all the time. You really cant go wrong with either one though 🙂
Post # 11
I love cushion cuts (my e-ring is a cushion) but with a halo I think you lose some of the ‘pillowyness’ of the cushion. I would go round with a halo, I love cushions without halos because I feel it showcases the cut better. But thats just my opinion 🙂 As PPs have said, both will loo gorgeous!
Post # 12
I don’t think you can go wrong either way! Both will look lovely. Personally, I prefer round, but I also spend lots of time drooling over cushion cuts.
If you really are dead locked between the two, why not just encourage your Fiance to choose. In that way, you’ll get a ring that you love, and will also know that he was a part of the choice as well. 🙂
Post # 13
I was also in your position trying to decide between a round or a cushion cut stone. What really helped me was to think about the stone itself, rather than the stone in the setting. I tried on a round solitaire and a cushion solitaire in person and I realised that there is something about cushions that I just love, so i made my decision.
I highly recommend trying on the stones in person and seeing what they look like on your hand. Good luck!
Post # 14
What a hard decision! Both are such wonderful pieces.
Round: Always a classic and forever a staple in the enagagement ring market. I really love the six prong classic that you can find pretty much at any jewelry store. Round Halo is what you are thinking of though, which is a twist on a modern classic. I do think if your going the halo route you should seriously consider the cushion cut.
Halo Cushion Cut is so hot right now and for a good reason: they add more sparkle, more brilliance, and add that wow factor.
My sister just received a cushion halo. See the picture below. I love it.
This site has some good information on cushion cut, browse the articles:
Good Luck, this such an exciting time in your life and thanks for posting your thread, I love jewelry!
Post # 15
I had the same decision to make. I love how unique the cushion is but I love that round is so timeless. I went with round. They say no other cut can sparkle like the round cut. Good luck!
Post # 16
I don’t have a halo, but I am definitely a proponent of cushion cut stones. I have a cushion cut solitaire that I just adore. I have yet to meet another person IRL that has a cushion cut (there are plenty of bees with them, I just don’t know any people personally that have them). I like that it’s a unique stone. And it sparkles like crazy!