Timeless and intriguing in its appeal, the cushion shape diamond has a uniquely different style of cut, which is a blend of raw traditional and contemporary mastercraft. With the cut designed to gain the maximium weight return from unusually shaped rough diamonds each diamond has its own individual characteristics and unique story to narrate. The very term cushion is enough to bring an image of the diamond shape, with a modified brilliant facet design It bears resemblance to a pillow and displays a sparkle just as soft in either a square or rectangular shape with rounded corners. They are also referred to as “candlelight diamonds”with their deeper cut style are the only diamond to display brilliant sparkle from the side profile.
History of the Cushion Cut Diamond for the old miners cut:
The cushion cut diamond is one of the oldest types of fancy cut diamond originating over 300 years ago. Back then, they were identified for their chunky patterns, large, unusual facets, large culets and small tables. Today, the modified version is termed as “Cushion Brilliant” or “Modified Cushion Brilliant.”The origin of the modern cushion cut diamond can be traced back to the 19th century. The cushion cut diamond is basically a cross between the old mine cut and the modern oval cut and were the most sought after diamond cut in the 19th century. The old miners cut is a very simple faceted cushion shape diamond and originated from where the name suggests. Back in early mining history, diamond miners would often cut their own diamond but did not have the same master cutting skills of the European specialists and could only cut a very basic design with limited ability. Ever since the cushion cut diamond’s origin it has endured several transformations and with the latest technologies and sophisticated tools has all of the brilliance and precision seen by any of the other modern diamond shapes.
Features of the 1ct Cushion Cut Diamond:
Featuring soft edges the cushion cut diamond are a perfect balance between a round and princess cut diamond with the unique capability to return a multi dimensional impressive array of candlelight colors. From perfectly square to all ratios of rectangular and the option of several different faceting arrangements in their pavilion, the modern cushion cut diamonds are recognized mostly for their ‘sparkling water’ or the ‘crushed ice’ effect. Cushion cut diamonds perform best when above 1ct in weigh and should be set in a high a open claw setting so that it can be viewed from all angles. They are also known to possess an extra row of facets on the pavilion. Weather used in a solitaire setting or the very popular halo design setting the modern cushion cut diamond is quickly taking second place in sales behind the round brilliant cut diamond.
Find your Cushion Cut Diamonds from Diamond Brokers Queensland:
There is something romantic about the cushion cut diamonds and if you are looking for one there can be no better place to find yours than at Diamond Brokers Queensland. Our experts will acquaint you about the specifications, features and the ideal grading combination and help you in your buying.
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