The original Cushion cuts, known as ‘cushion brilliants’ were actually created before the round cut became popular, and cushion cuts were the standard for a long time. The classic cushion cut is also known by the name ‘antique-style cushion cut’ or ‘old mine cut.’ All these years throughout its existence, the cushion cut has been continually altered for improving its brilliance. Older cushion versions had larger facets, smaller tables, and bigger culets. All these features were modified to create a newer version of cushion cut diamonds, giving extra sparkle.
When you buy a cushion-shaped diamond engagement ring, you would come across two types of facet patterns; crushed ice patterns, and chunky cushions. If you view a crushed ice cushion from the top, it will not have a clearly identifiable facet pattern. When the chunky cushion is viewed from the top, it displays a regular facet pattern, and the shapes the facets create can be seen.