Cushion Cuts are well-known for their pillow-like shape and have been increasingly popularized in our contemporary society. You'll find it not all surprising that it has remained strong in the running as third most popular after the round brilliant and princess. What you might take for as a modern cut of the now is actually a classic, antique cutting style that has recently undergone a makeover.
Like the Princess, it is available in square and rectangular shapes. Its rounded corners and larger facets give emphasis to its brilliance and clarity, or “relative absence of inclusions and blemishes” (GIA). When looking for the right gem, we want to be sure of its authenticity, and Cushion Cuts are all but dishonest.
But where have we seen it before? It just so happens that today's cushion cut, made up of 64 facets, actually resembles a cross between something called the old mine cut (same shape, but deep with a high crown, a small table, and a large collective 58 facets) and the oval. What!
We mentioned it's well talked about. But get this: in an online article of InStyle, the Cushion Cut specifically was described as the possible key to success stories of TV series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. It's like a fairytale come true! Regardless of it all being speculation and a fun thought to entertain, the Cushion Cut is indeed a fine way to ride out your happily ever after.
Ah, and let's not forget that in the process of deciding what stone size is for you (because it definitely matters, as you know), cushion cuts allow you to have more of a range to choose from. To elaborate, its long lines and rounded body visually make it seem even larger in size, meaning you can opt for a smaller center stone and be left with more options. Also, modern cushion cuts can come with various facet treatments and patterns that'll truly make your choice a personalized one.
We'll give you a moment to simmer on these scrumptious tidbits, but you know as well as I, if you're going to fall hard, you're going to need a Cushion. So to speak.