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The origins of the cushion cut 

Cushion cut diamonds date back to the 18th century. They were originally called “mine cut” stones, after miners would cut their diamonds by hand. Over the centuries and years, the cushion cut rose in popularity, not only for diamonds but for other precious stones too. This is largely due to the fact that the cushion cut showcases a stone’s colour to its maximum sparkle.

As cushion cut stones were used in many engagement ring designs during this time, they naturally possess a vintage feel today. Therefore, for any bride-to-be with a classic or alternative sense of style, a cushion cut ring is instantly eye-catching.

Why choose a cushion cut ring

A cushion cut diamond is characterised by its soft edges which sit perfectly between the shape of a square and a more rounded design. 

The longstanding adoration for the style of stone has enabled it to become one of the most classic and recognisable cuts. The many facets help create a stone with an impressive level of brilliance, while it also remains incredibly stylish and sophisticated due to its unique design.

Cushion cuts are also very versatile, enabling brides-to-be, or their partners, to choose a ring which covers off on all their criteria. For instance, cushion cuts can take on the more traditional round shape, or a more contemporary square form and it is possible to find more elongated cushion cut stones which flatter all dimensions of fingers and hands.

Within the collection available at Paul Sheeran, you’ll be able to find a variety of cushion cut rings to suit a variety of styles and tastes. For example, our cushion cut diamond halo ring is available with an 18ct yellow gold, rose gold or platinum band. The yellow gold option is ideal for those with a more vintage or classic style, as it is reminiscent of more traditional engagement ring designs. 

The platinum band on the other hand, helps create a stylish and glamorous ring that is suitable for any modern day bride-to-be. The brilliance of the diamond stone, paired with the additional dazzle provided by the halo and diamond shoulder detailing with the bright, reflective band creates a beautiful engagement ring guaranteed to spark a lifetime of joy.

The rose gold option is another style that is ideal for brides-to-be who like to keep up with changing trends. The warm toned metal colour has been an evolving style for some time now and offers an alternative option to the more conventional choices of platinum and yellow-gold.

You can browse our full collection of cushion cut engagement rings online today.