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What is best setting for cushion diamond?
The absolute best setting for a cushion cut diamond ring (and gemstone ring) is a 4 prong setting. This type of setting will securely hold and protect cushion cut gems without blocking the light – so this setting will maximize the brilliance and fire qualities of the cut.
What does cushion mean for a ring setting?
The cushion cut is defined by its rounded corners and 58 brilliant-style facets that resemble a pillow shape. They have been favored by brides-to-be since the 19th century.
Is cushion a good cut?
Yes! Cushions are a great choice because they are timeless, super sparkly, and a good value. Because diamonds grow in squarish crystals, cushions use most of a diamond’s crystal rough, making them cost less than rounds. A huge majority of the world’s most famous diamonds are cushion cuts!
What ring setting makes diamond look bigger?
In a halo setting, your center stone is surrounded by a shimmering ring of smaller accent diamonds. This brilliant halo optically extends the size of your center diamond, making it look much larger. The extra shimmer provided by the diamonds in a halo setting adds to this effect.
What is the best ratio for cushion cut diamond?
In terms of the cut, a table of 58-68% and a depth of 57%-69% is preferred. See the chart below for more precise numbers. In terms of length-width ratio, we recommend a ratio of 1-1.05 for square and 1.15-1.30 for a rectangular cushion cut, depending on how elongated you want the stone to look. See details below.
Does cushion cut look smaller than round?
Per carat, cushion cut diamonds can have a very slightly larger table (top) than round brilliant diamonds. Additionally, they have larger facets, which can make them look bigger. However, round diamonds are more brilliant than cushion cut diamonds and our eyes tend to perceive higher brilliance as a larger size.
Should a cushion cut diamond be square?
Another major aesthetic decision in a cushion-cut diamond is whether you prefer a square or rectangle shape. While most available diamonds are square, rectangles have the advantage of appearing larger for their carat weight. You’ll want to look at the length-to-width ratio (L/W) for cushion cuts.