The Cushion Cut – Timeless Elegance
The cushion cut is one of the oldest diamond shapes and remains one of the most popular. It is known for its appealing rectangular or square shape but with soft pillowy corners. This fancy shape harkens its roots from the Old Mine cut dating back to the 1700s.
With the help of diamond cutting technology, today’s cushion shape diamonds are primarily cut using faceting patterns to create a similar brilliance effect to that of a modern round. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will describe the cut as “Cushion Brilliant” or “Modified Cushion Cut Brilliant”
Cushion Cut diamonds are often complemented by vintage style engagement ring mountings. Their shape is well suited to the classic engagement rings of the early 1900s that have remained popular for generations. If your dream to own an heirloom style ring, look no further than combining a cushion cut diamond with one of our die struck 14K white, yellow or rose gold, 18K white or yellow gold and platinum rings. Whitehouse Brothers manufacturers their vintage settings using the original quality process of die striking and hand engraving that was developed over 100 years ago. Use our diamond search to explore thousands of stones at the industry’s best prices.
Featured below is an Old Mine cut diamond set in vintage style mounting die struck and fabricated by Whitehouse Brothers