Cushion Cut Engagement Ring

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Cushion cut diamonds seem to be an increasingly sought after choice for engagement rings, perhaps because this shape combines enchanting shimmer with a distinctive look and a romantic, subtly vintage allure.

The cushion cut originated from an antique cut that was at times called a “candlelight diamond,” because it featured large facets that were designed to sparkle in candlelight in the days before electricity. The cushion cut is a square shape with softly rounded corners that make it subtly resemble a pillow. The proportions of a cushion cut vary with the individual diamond, with some appearing more long and narrow, others closer to square.

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Cushion cut diamonds look stunning in many engagement ring designs. 

The combination of a cushion cut diamond and a halo setting is an especially sought after engagement ring style, perhaps because both the cushion shape and the halo design have a vintage ninspired look. 

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