Cushion cut diamonds, although not as famous as the round brilliants, are still a popular pick among people who would like cute and variety shapes. In fact, a cushion cut diamond solitaire ring is a well-accepted choice these days.
Also known as pillow cut stones, cushion cut diamond can either be square or rectangular; in either case, its unique feature will be the curved corners that resemble a pillow. Cushion diamonds are also referred to as “cushion brilliants” sometimes, as they have evolved over time to improve brilliance of the stone. The older versions had larger facets, bigger culets, and smaller tables; these characteristics were all refined to increase the brilliance of the cut shape.
Cushion cut diamonds are categorized into two varieties depending on how the facet pattern looks: ‘chunky’ and ‘crushed-ice’ cushion brilliants. Chunky cushion cuts have a regular facet pattern when observed from the top and you can easily notice the shape that the facets create. On the other hand, you cannot observe an identifiable facet pattern in the case of crushed-ice cushion diamonds. However, this type has better brilliance than the former one, which makes them better for cushion cut diamond solitaire ring.