The cushion cut diamond has been on the scene for centuries. It was the 'go-to' diamond for the majority of the 19th century, and currently is knuckle deep in a renaissance the likes rivaled only by micro-brews and mustache wax. So what is the big deal? What is behind the surge in popularity on the red carpet and beyond? Let's find out shall we.
The cushion cut inhabits a land of it's own as far as diamond shapes are concerned. They are neither round, nor square. Rectangle or pear, and yet a brilliant cushion cut exhibits the best attributes of all of them. Their large facets and soft flowing corners atop a rectilinear framework of facets makes the brilliant cushion cut a sight to behold. Have no doubt. This is not your Aunt's diamond. This is not your Mother-in law's diamond. This is not your librarians diamond, or even your college room mates diamond. The brilliant cushion cut is your diamond. As unique, lively, expressive and captivating as you are.
Today's cushion cuts are a remarkable mix of brilliance, fire, scintillation and pure, unrestrained 'wow factor'. The modern cushion cut has been redesigned with a larger table and longer facets amplifing all of the light entering the diamond, dispersing it to every corner of the stone, and then sending it erupting back out the table (top) of the diamond with a display of light your friends will see from the other side of the room. There's a lot of technical stuff and math involved in making today's cushion cuts brighter and whiter than their Victorian namesakes, but we really don't need to go into that right now. Go have a look at a brilliant cushion cut diamond, and you will see for yourself why they are such a brilliant alternative to traditional round diamonds.
Did I mention they are also remarkably affordable?