Different kinds of engagement rings all represent a different kind of bride to be. The variety of diamond color, cuts and ring settings will make it easier for any man to find the right ring for his lady; or for the lady to find the perfect ring for herself. Whether you are looking for cushion cut engagement rings, princess cut, or any other style cut – you’ve come to the right place! On this site we have hundreds of different options to choose from, each one, each one enough to make your future spouse’s jaw drop.
On this page we have one of the most popular cuts around : the cushion cut engagement ring. Check out the some of the highest rated ones available today below, and then head further down the page to see exactly what these are all about.
WHAT IS A CUSHION CUT?
The diamonds in a cushion cut engagement ring are much like square cut diamonds except that the edges are rounded. Cushion cuts used to be the most popular cut in late 19th to early 20th centuries. That is why they have an antique feel about them. They are also referred to as “candlelight diamonds”, a reference to its history of being cut by candlelight because the advent of electricity. With cushion cut engagement rings, the diamond will most likely be square in shape although some can also be a little bit rectangular.
CHUNKY VS. CRUSHED ICE
When talking about cushion cut diamonds you will inevitably get into the discussion of chunky (standard) vs. crushed ice (modern/modified). Chunky refers to cushion cut diamonds whose facets are clear cut and defined. Crushed ice refers to diamonds that whose facets don’t have the same kind of definition when you look down on a face up oriented stone. These [crushed ice] diamonds tend to sparkle more. Which is an advantage because the blunt and wide cuts on cushion cut diamond rings don’t allow for much bling.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING CUSHION CUT ENGAGEMENT RINGS?
- Spy on her style: The ring you buy could be the most precious, most expensive ring in the world but let’s face it; it won’t matter if she doesn’t like it. To ensure that she will like the ring that you buy you could spy on her a little. Look into the kinds of jewelry she wears. Does she prefer classical jewelry or does she like the charm of antiques or does she like more modern styles? If she is the type that likes antiques and heirloom pieces, a cushion engagement ring will be your best bet.
- Make a budget: To avoid being fast talked into buying a ring that is too expensive or that you don’t like you must have a range that you are comfortable with. Don’t believe when they say that the ring you buy needs to cost at least two paychecks. You don’t want to buy her a great ring and not have money for the wedding or pay rent, do you? So make a budget and take the time to learn how to maximize that budget by doing research and asking around.
- Give yourself a month and a half or two: You don’t want to hurry looking for the perfect cushion cut engagement ring. You will want time to have adjustments done or or have a ring made from scratch if need be.
Princess Cut Engagement Rings and Cushion Cut Engagement Rings are two of the most popular options available today and for many reasons. If this cut didn’t entice you enough, check out the princess cut options we have here.