Cushion cut diamonds have been popular with brides for decades, and the shape itself has been around for even longer. Women who want the brilliance of a round diamond and a softer shape than the emerald or princess cuts tend to fall hard for this beautiful, timeless cut that is usually square with rounded edges, but can also be more rectangular as well. Its round corners and large facets give it a soft, vintage feel, which is why so many ladies who love antique jewelry often end up looking at vintage cushion cut engagement rings.
Classic Solitaire Cushion Cut Diamond Ring
A solitaire cushion cut diamond with a simple, platinum or white gold band is a classic look that will never go out of style.Cushion cut diamonds are brilliant on their own, so you don’t need to pair them with other diamonds or a flashy band to make a statement.
Cushion Cut Halo Engagement Ring
If you love halo settings, but are worried about having a ring that is too trendy, try a cushion cut diamond with a halo setting. Halo settings are having a huge moment in the diamond industry right now.The cushion cut gives the ring a vintage, classic feel, while the halo gives it more current fashion. With this style, you can meld the past and present into one.
You can also choose a halo setting in a different metal, such as rose gold, to keep the antique vibe of the ring. The majority of engagement rings today are made with platinum or white gold bands, so having a rose gold engagement ring will show your uniqueness while still paying homage to the past.
Vintage Cushion Cut Diamond Ring
While looking at pictures of vintage cushion cut engagement rings, you may notice how much detail is put into the bands of these beautiful pieces of jewelry. To achieve this look with your ring, stick with a single cushion cut diamond in the center, and then focus on finding a unique band with unique engraving work or filigree. A split shank band is the perfect way to acknowledge your love of all things vintage.
If you don’t want to add extra diamonds on the ring, go with a ring built around the vintage detailing entirely. These rings offer the intricacy that you are looking for without being too flashy.
The Importance of Choosing Conflict-Free Diamonds
Regardless of what style you end up choosing, you should always be certain you are buying a conflict-free diamond. Conflict diamonds are those that are sold to finance violent rebel movements in countries around the world. Although The Kimberley Process was put in place to prevent the trade of conflict diamonds, it’s not without its flaws. That’s why it’s so important for you to do your homework to ensure you are only shopping with retailers who have a conflict-free guarantee.
At Brilliance, we have a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds. Every diamond in our inventory is carefully reviewed and verified to ensure it is mined in the most environmentally and socially conscious manner possible. Search for the cushion cut engagement ring of your dreams without having to worry about the history of your diamond.