The Linneys Guide to Cushion Cut Diamonds

The timeless appeal of cushion cut diamonds lies in their soft, rounded edges and their undeniable dispersion, or fire. If you love coloured flashes of light and sparkle, you or your loved one will cherish a cushion cut diamond engagement ring.

Cushion Cut Diamonds

As the name suggests, a cushion cut diamond combines a square cut with rounded corners, resembling a cushion. The cushion cut is comprised of 58 facets, all of which disperse light, resulting in a brilliant and dynamic appearance.

Many cushion cut diamonds are completely square in proportion, so they have a 1 to 1 length-to-width ratio. They can also be cut to a more rectangular shape, with ratios between 1.15 and 1.50. There’s no defined “best” ratio for cushion cut diamonds, however, the most popular ratio range falls at 1.10 to 1.20. 


Cushion diamond ring

Cushion cut diamonds were the favoured shape until the early 20th century, and its classic style has resurfaced in recent years, becoming one of the most popular shapes for engagement rings. This cut was originally referred to as the ‘Mine cut’ and ‘Old Mine cut’, after Brazilian diamond mines.

Famous cushion cut diamonds include The Hope Diamond, one of the world’s most famous diamonds, at an impressive 45.54ct, the yellow Tiffany Diamond (which weighs an incredible 128.54 carats), and the Regent Diamond (weighing in at 140.5 carats). Being one of the deeper cuts, cushion cut diamonds tend to have a smaller face-up size than most shapes, meaning you may want to look for a stone with a slightly larger carat weight.

Why buy a cushion cut diamond?

Cushion cut standards can vary more than other shapes, so let personal taste guide your choice. It’s a versatile cut, so simple changes in facet structure, ratio or ring setting allow you to style the diamond to feel unique – perfect if you are considering commissioning a bespoke cushion cut diamond engagement ring.

Cushion cut diamonds remain one of the most popular stones in engagement rings today as this pillow-shaped cut epitomises an elegant symbol of love. The cushion cut is a beautiful choice and when it comes to engagement rings, cushion diamonds have built-in romance, inspired by heirloom treasures from the past.

For a ring worthy of passing on to future generations, choose a Linneys cushion cut diamond engagement ring.

Commitment to Quality Ethical Diamonds

cushion cut diamond ring

Linneys are committed to selecting only premium quality diamonds from guaranteed sources. The Kimberley Process is a United Nations mandated forum, with a focus on stemming the flow of conflict diamonds into the international market. When purchasing a diamond from Linneys, rest assured you are buying a quality, hand selected stone from a conflict free source.

Why choose Linneys for your radiant cut diamond engagement rings?

Our award-winning jewellers’ experience, skill and expertise are tantamount to the high quality of Linneys jewellery. Our diamonds are individually selected by our certified diamond specialists and only the best cushion cut diamonds pass our rigorous quality control.

Contact us for more information regarding cushion cut diamonds in Perth.