Round Cut vs. Cushion Cut Diamonds

A round cut engagement ring adds a more classic element to any engagement; pretty and simple, these engagement rings stand the test of time. Along with the timelessness of a round cut diamond, this style gives off more light than any other cut of diamond, making the ring shine brighter. Round diamond engagement rings are not only shinier, but they are also versatile. This particular cut allows for the diamond to fit into any setting easily. Aesthetically speaking, this traditional engagement ring rests beautifully on any bride’s hand, whereas other rings are more suited for brides with certain features, such as longer fingers or smaller hands.

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A cushion cut engagement ring diamond is more of a square shape, but it still has rounded corners. The shape tends to resemble a pillow which is how the diamond got its name. This classic cut has been around longer than most other cuts of diamonds; for 200 years the cut has remained one of the most popular choices of diamond. For buyers looking for a halo engagement ring style, the cushion cut works especially well and is extremely popular.

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Cushion vs. Round Diamonds

Although both are very popular cuts for diamonds, the cushion cut is slightly more popular. However, this has not always been the case; this cut fell slightly out of favor in the past, but in the last decade, it has surged in popularity to be more popular than it ever was before. Despite the popularity, cushion cut diamonds tend to be about 25% less expensive than their round cut counterparts. Round diamonds do a fantastic job in hiding imperfections, plus they are also the shiniest cut of diamonds.

Below are some of our most popular round and cushion cut diamond engagement rings:

Classic Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring

Classic Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring

Offered in both cuts, the Classic Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring features a single diamond in a cathedral setting for a low price. Simplicity and elegance are key with this design.

Twisting Diamond Basket Engagement Ring

Twisting Diamond Basket Engagement Ring

: To add a bit of uniqueness to the engagement ring, the Twisting Diamond Basket Engagement Ring shows off the center diamond through accent diamonds that weave around the band to form a basket to cradle and emphasize the main diamond. Available in either a round or cushion cut diamond, this ring adds a bit more sparkle to a relatively sleek and simple design.

Tapered Diamond Engagement Ring

Tapered Diamond Engagement Ring

For a more prominent band on the engagement ring, the Tapered Diamond Engagement Ring highlights the center diamond through tapering trails of accent diamonds on a relatively thick band. Big accent diamonds give this ring an elegant and regal shine.

Tapered Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Tapered Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Although a typical halo diamond engagement ring is incredibly popular, the Tapered Halo Diamond Engagement Ring adds an extra element to make the ring all the more interesting. This halo style ring features trendy, petite accent diamonds that surround the center stone to really make it pop. With the small nature of the accent diamonds, the center stone is emphasized to appear much bigger than it is in reality. Perfect for buyers looking to modernize the classic halo look!

Split Shank Trellis Diamond Engagement Ring

Split Shank Trellis Diamond Engagement Ring

The Split Shank Trellis Diamond Engagement Ring offers more complexity with its design of a split shank diamond band which connects with a trellis design. The wearer will have unmatched shine with the duality of the accent diamonds coming together to emphasize the shine of the large center diamond. This design not only features great sparkle, but it also adds a more intricate design to keep the intrigue for years to come.

Twisting Solitaire Diamond Ring

Twisting Solitaire Diamond Ring

For less shine, the Twisting Solitaire Diamond Ring features an interesting design that strays away from simplicity while still remaining practical for everyday wear. This engagement ring highlights the large center stone, while the tightly wound metal of the band crisscrosses to meet up with the diamond.

French Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

French Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

The French Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring gives off incredibly shine while still maintaining to be discreet. Petite pave set accent diamonds cover the entirety of the band to lead up to the center stone. Although the ring features 24 accent diamonds, the shine is not overpowering because the petite nature of the stones allow for a more simplistic and subtle shine.

Cushion Plain Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Cushion Plain Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

For the typical halo engagement ring, the Cushion Plain Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring is the choice. This cushion cut ring gives off immense shine with its emphasized center diamond.

Rising Accents Diamond Engagement Ring

Rising Accents Diamond Engagement Ring

With a more contemporary look, the Rising Accents Diamond Engagement Ring plays on a unique combination of metal and accent diamonds to produce a ring full of shine that still shows off the wearer’s choice of metal.

Split Shank Squarish Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Split Shank Squarish Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Finally, the Split Shank Squarish Halo Diamond Engagement Ring is a much more complex ring with much of its shine focused on the center stone. The elegance of this halo style ring makes it the perfect candidate for a cushion cut diamond.

Round diamond engagement rings are a timeless style that is sure to be on trend for years to come. The sparkling brilliance of a round diamond coupled with a stylish band will be sure to wow.

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