Cushion Cut Diamonds

The cushion cut has rounded corners and larger facets. It has more fire (rainbow-coloured flashes of light) than any other cut. Length/width ratios range in this cut from perfectly square to rectangular elongated cushion cuts to suit any style. Cushion cut diamonds can also have a vintage feel when paired with the right details. Find the perfect cushion cut diamond today!


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FAQs About Cushion Cut Diamonds

Cushions come in two styles of cut. The traditional cut exhibits large, distinct facets that reflect light in bold flashes. The "crushed ice" cut gives you less distinct facets but a beautiful, glittery sparkle. Either style is just as versatile as round and works well with almost any setting.

Because of their large facets, cushion-cut diamonds are also an extraordinary value. They are one of our least expensive cuts, sometimes well over 25% less than a round cut diamond. The cut is relatively deep, which can make the diamond look smaller than most shapes, so you may want to opt for a larger carat weight.

These stones have a deeper cut, so cushion cuts can look smaller than other shapes of similar diamond carat weight. If you are considering a cushion cut diamond, you might want to consider selecting a higher carat weight diamond.

Yes, cushion cut diamonds are a popular choice for engagement rings of all styles. Cushion cut diamonds are our third most popular for engagement rings. Celebrities including Gabrielle Union, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Leighton Meester and Kim Kardashian have all worn engagement rings featuring cushion cut diamonds.

When compared to a round brilliant diamond, cushion cuts are actually around 25% less expensive. They are still a very brilliant cut that offers incredible sparkle.

Depending on the stone features you're looking for, cushion cut diamonds are a great choice. They offer impressive sparkle and a unique shape.

The standard cushion cut diamond is closer to a square shape, but more recent rings have been featuring an elongated cushion. Elongated cushion cut engagement rings feature the classic cushion faceting in a longer, more-rectangular shape.

Because the cut-depth of a cushion diamond can be deeper, these stones may look smaller than their carat weight would suggest. A cushion cut diamond that is faceted a little shallower will maximise its perceived size. Additional features, such as setting the stone in a halo engagement ring, can make it look larger. Elongated cushion cuts will look larger due to increased finger coverage.

Top Cushion Cut Diamond Reviews

Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring that was reviewed by Brittany M.


My now fiancé picked this setting and stone as my engagement ring, and it is so beautiful. I get compliments on it almost daily. As a cushion/brilliant cut stone, it lets in so much light, it's just mesmerizing to look at. I would definitely recommend Blue Nile to anyone I know when it comes to shopping for jewellery.
Brittany M. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars

Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring

14k White Gold


Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring that was reviewed by SHAY O.

My dream ring!

I had an original set from zales that fell apart. After extensive research, I kept being led back to Blue Nile. Applied for a credit card - super easy, and searched for diamonds. Customer service is remarkable, I ended up choosing a 1.8 carat cushion cut on the petite gold band. It is beautiful, comfortable, and a dream come true.
SHAY O. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars

Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring

18k Yellow Gold


Cushion Duet Halo Diamond Engagement Ring that was reviewed by Jonathan T.

Even better in person!

This ring came out stunning. Looks good I pictures but better in person. Went with a 1.10 Cushion cut VS1 diamond and it looks flawless!
Jonathan T. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars

Cushion Duet Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

18k White Gold (1/2 ct. tw.)


now: C$3,163.05

Scalloped Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring that was reviewed by Imran M.

Gollum wants to steal the ring!

Picking a diamond and selecting a setting is super easy on Blue Nile (BN). BN has the best prices on diamonds. After doing months of research and checking out other places, I settled on a .83 carat D Colour, VS2 cushion cut from BN.
Imran M. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars

Scalloped Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring

Platinum (3/8 ct. tw.)


A woman wearing three different shaped diamond engagement rings

Great buy

I scoured shops in London and online for months and finally went with the purchase from Blue Nile. 1ct cushion cut diamond astor cut. Must say I was very impressed by the sparkle on the diamond. Looks great in natural and artificial light. Ring is great, not too big, nor too small although looks larger on the pictures so don't be put off by that. Same ring would have cost me over 10k in a store, this for just under 4k to me is a bargain.
Jason G. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars

Tapered Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring




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