When you are planning to propose your loved one, you need to find a beautiful engagement ring. There are a wide variety of engagement rings available in the market. Choosing the one that matches your partner’s taste and represents your love for each other is very difficult. Diamond engagement rings come in different shapes, styles, and setting. The diamonds are cut in different shapes and mounted on the ring. Radiant, round, cushion, emerald, heart, etc are some of the diamond cuts that are popular for engagement rings.
Among all the different diamond cuts, couples mostly prefer cushion cut and princess cut engagement rings. Both the engagement rings are really fantastic, brilliant and create beautiful sparkles. And they both are some of the oldest cuts in existence. The cushion cut has been around since the 18th century. In this article, we will discuss the features of cushion cut engagement rings and princess cut engagement rings.
Features Of Cushion Cut Engagement Rings
Cushion cut engagement rings gained wide popularity in the last couple of decades. They have an elegant design and a very low cost when compared to other diamond cuts. The cushion cut diamond has a soft square or rectangular shape with curved edges. This gives an appearance similar to a pillow or cushion. That how this particular diamond cut got its name. The geometric shape of the cushion cut was very popular in the 1930s and 1930s. Today many couples are choosing it for their engagement rings.
Celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Aniston are seen wearing cushion cut diamond rings and it made this vintage diamond cut very popular among their fans. The cushion cut is very unique that its pronged edges will never get stuck in your clothing and bang against other objects. Therefore, you don’t need to remove it frequently while washing your hair or putting on a dress. Because of the curved edges, you don’t need to fear the diamond getting damaged when it falls down or gets banged against something.
One of the main features of the cushion cut diamonds is their great sparkle. The large facets of the cushion cut diamond disperse light efficiently to make beautiful colors. This type of diamond ring is perfect for those who are not a fan of diamonds with flashy brilliance. Its large facets make it a perfect choice for those who love colored diamonds. The deep large facets of the cushion cut diamond rings show off the colored hues to great effect.
People usually prefer cushion cut engagement rings because it is much cheaper than other colored diamond rings. One disadvantage of the cushion cut is that its large facets make the blemishes and inclusions of the diamond very clearly visible. If the clarity and color threshold of a cushion cut diamond is above VS2 and G in the GIA grading system, then that particular cushion cut diamond is of good quality. A 4-prong, 6-prong or double claw prong setting is suitable for cushion cut diamond rings.
|Cushion Cut Engagement Rings||Princess Cut Engagement Rings|
|Vintage design||Perfect solitaire|
|Pronged edges||Hides blemishes|
|Great light dispersion||Less expensive
|Great choice for colored stones||Great with halo setting|
Features Of Princess Cut Engagement Rings
The princess cut was first introduced in the year 1960. This relatively new type of diamond cut is not so common. But these flashy, brilliant engagement rings do not have high prices when compared to the other rare diamond cuts. Princess cut diamonds have a high level of brilliance, or in simple words, they have plenty of sparkles. When compared to other diamonds of the same carat weight, princess cut diamonds look slightly smaller because of their square length to width ratio.
Princess cut engagement rings are relatively cheaper than some other diamond cuts. This is mainly because only less amount of diamond is being wasted during the cutting process. This can be a factor in determining the price of the diamond ring. One of the main features of the princess cut is that its facets are very effective in hiding the blemishes. Usually less expensive diamonds have lower clarity. The only exception is the princess cut diamonds.
When compared to a round brilliant cut diamond, princess cut diamonds have similar flash and fire. This makes it a real eye-catching diamond. A princess cut diamond with many facets can produce more sparkles than a round brilliant cut diamond. They also make a perfect solitaire for the traditional engagement ring. A princess cut engagement ring is an ideal choice for those who want a more timeless, traditional, but cheaper engagement ring.
Princess cut diamonds are relatively new when compared to other diamond cuts. But it has the flexibility to become both timeless yet modern design and makes it a perfect choice for people who want a classic and modern look for their engagement ring. The halo setting is the most popular type of setting for the princess cut diamonds because it makes the center diamond looks larger.