Elongated cushion vs square cushion diamond rings
Cushions are considered apart of the ‘fancy shape’ family of diamonds. The only thing cushions all have in common is their rounded corners. The best way to describe the shape is by comparing it to a couch pillow. There is no “ideal cut” cushion, you can either purchase a square cushion, or an elongated cushion. The elongated cushion will enhance the size of the stone, making it appear bigger than it actually is. However, they are more expensive because they are more desirable to most individuals. There is no right or wrong when picking the perfect shape cushion for you, it’s all about what appeals to your eye.

Elongated Cushion Benefits
Once the standard cut for diamonds, cushion cuts have a long history. Commonly regarded now regarded as a classic, this old favorite never goes out of style. However, it’s also one of the more confusing cuts, so it’s important to learn more about these diamonds before you purchase one.

Cushion-cut diamonds have a timeless and classic appeal, with soft, rounded edges that no other shape is quite like. They’re also the cut with the most dispersion, or fire. If you love those colored flashes of light coming from a diamond, you’ll really like a cushion-cut diamond engagement ring from Beards Diamonds.

Still, cushions have a downside. Being one of the deeper cuts, they have a smaller face-up size than most shapes which means you might want to look for a stone with a larger carat weight if you would like the bigger diamond style look.

Square Cushion Benefits
Squarish cushions cut diamonds are pretty common, though it’s more rare to find a perfect 1:1 ratio.

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