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Which Cushion is Right for You?

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The cushion cut is the most versatile and diversified diamond cut available. It is also the most expensive. When looking for cushions, the first thing to remember is that even if you are looking at stones that are comparable in carat weight, color, and clarity, each one will be unique. This is why it is critical to inspect the diamond in person, or via video/photo, prior to making a purchase, as well as to compare it to a few different options in order to determine which one you like. Consider the following reasons why each cushion cut is so distinctive:

When it comes to cushions, the first thing you should consider is whether you prefer a square or an elongated rectangular stone. This is purely a matter of personal opinion, as square pillows and elongated cushions both have completely different aesthetics. Elongated stones tend to take up more space on the finger, giving the impression that the finger or hand is longer than it actually is. Square cushions have a similar appearance to round brilliant cuts, with the exception that they are symmetrical squares rather than round brilliant cuts. Make certain to specify!

Cushion cuts are distinguished by three distinct cutting styles: Antique, Modified Brilliant, and Modern Brilliant. This is the most significant and diverse aspect of cushion cuts. The term "antique cushion" refers to the appearance of an old cut cushion, also known as an old mine cut cushion. It is distinguished by the presence of huge pavilion facets, a medium to big culet, a table percentage of less than 53 percent, as well as high crown angles and prominent culets. In this cut, the flashes of light appear broader or more broad, creating a sharp brilliance as opposed to a slew of small lights in a huge number of places. This style is ideal for individuals who prefer something a little more distinctive and original. It has a distinct personality and a vintage vibe about it.

The Modified brilliant cushion cut is the most popular cushion cut nowadays. There are several variations of this cut, and it accounts for 98 percent of all cushions sold worldwide. Modified cuts are distinguished by the presence of four pavilion major aspects. This allowed the stone cutter to keep more weight in the stone, which resulted in a higher value for the stone. The proportions of each individual stone will affect the overall brilliance of the piece. Occasionally, while viewing modified cuts, some stones can appear to have what is known as "crushed ice," which is a condition in which the center of the stone's facets appear to have merged together. As an alternative, you might use a modified stone with longer pavilion facets, which will make them appear sharper and more definite, giving you the appearance of a "cushion brilliant." This is a question of personal preference, and we can assist you in finding the exact style you are looking for..........................

Finally, there's the contemporary Cushion Brilliant design. This form of cushion is based on the round brilliant, and as such, it will have eight pavilion major facets, much like the round brilliant. Due to the fact that this cut is more concerned with maximum brilliance than it is with increasing carat weight, the faceting style is highly sharp and well defined, and it can equal the brilliance of a round stone. However, while this cut is available, they are tough to come by and can sometimes command a high price due to the superior cut quality they provide. While they are available in elongated cuts, the more symmetrical or square the stone is, the easier it is to produce a precision cut, which results in a stone with exceptional brilliance. Additionally, because there is less hidden weight underneath, this cutting technique will offer you a larger face up appearance than the modified brilliant.

Because cushions are so diverse and browsing through an ever-changing inventory necessitates careful specification, allow us to assist you in defining the appearance you are aiming for. Because the last two varieties of cushion cuts (antique and brilliant cut) do not maximize the weight of the rough diamond, the prices of these stones will be greater than the prices of modified cuts in the market today. No matter what your personal preference is, our professionals are highly competent at interpreting and achieving the exact look you desire. Consider us to be the world's leading cushion experts!

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