25 Cushion-Cut Engagement Rings That Bring the Glamour
The cushion-cut style has been around for centuries. And it's likely stood the test of time because it's a beautiful marriage of vintage style and modern sensibilities. Interestingly, most folks may not even know that some of the most famous diamonds in the world are cushion cuts. The Hope Diamond weighing 45.52 carats and the Regent Diamond weighing 140.5 carats are exquisite examples of a cushion-cut diamond. Today cushion-cut engagement rings exude romance, opulence and charm, and over the last decade or so, these rings have surged in popularity.
Ahead, we take a deep dive into the world of cushion-cut engagement rings. We discuss what a cushion-cut stone is, what to look for when purchasing one—plus stunning cushion-cut rings you can add to your cart right now.
What Is a Cushion-Cut Engagement Ring?
The cushion cut as we know it today is an updated version of an antique diamond cut knowns as an old mine cut. This cut tends to have soft, rounded corners and a silhouette that closely resembles a pillow or cushion. As a result, these diamonds don't have sharp edges or corners, which keeps chips and cracks to a minimum and they tend to be more durable. Cushion-cut diamonds typically have 58 facets, which lend to the cut's signature high brilliance and fire.
What to Look For in a Cushion-Cut Engagement Ring
Like any diamond, cut, clarity and color are the best indicators of a stone's quality. It's important to note here that cushion cuts are not known for their color retention. In fact, many colored gemstones are cut into cushions to enhance their color. When shopping for a cushion-cut diamond, aim for an H color or better to ensure your stone is colorless. As far as clarity is concerned, you'll want to make sure your ring is free of inclusions, and your best value lies in an SI2 or SI1 stone.
If you like the soft corners of a cushion-cut stone but the elongated look of an emerald or radiant cut, consider opting for an elongated cushion-cut diamond. They have the rounded corners of a cushion with a more rectangular shape.
25 Cushion-Cut Engagement Rings You Can Buy Now
Pnina Tornai Diamond Engagement Ring
Pnina Tornai is the reigning queen of bling, and her selection of diamond engagement rings is no exception. A halo of round-cut diamonds magnificently frames a sparkling cushion-cut diamond, and few more dazzling diamonds grace the twisted shank for a ring that is all about opulence.
Dana Rebecca Prong Set Hidden Halo Engagement Ring
If you're looking for a bit more sparkle, this cushion-cut diamond engagement ring with a hidden halo may be for you. This ring creates a dazzling display with a 1.64-carat weight center diamond and round white diamonds traveling down the shank.
Blue Nile Tanzanite Cushion and Diamond Halo Ring
In the market for a luxe something blue? This ring embraces the bling with a dazzling cushion-cut tanzanite stone surrounded by a halo of pavé-set round diamonds.
Tiffany Soleste Cushion-Cut Halo Engagement Ring With a Diamond Platinum Band
The cushion cut of this ring enhances the vibrant hue of the yellow diamond center stone. A diamond halo adds to the overall brilliance of this sunny sparkler.
Neil Lane Diamond Engagement Ring
While old Hollywood glamour was his muse, Neil Lane beautifully brings this classic design into the 21st century. This ring features a cushion-cut diamond elegantly wrapped in a sparkling halo of round-cut diamonds.
David Yurman Eden Engagement Ring in 18K Yellow Gold
With the Eden diamond engagement ring, David Yurman delivers yet another gorgeous solitaire engagement ring that's both breathtaking and unique. The cushion-cut diamond is prong-set, and the gold band features a cable detail meant to symbolize the union of souls.
Greenwich St. Jewelers Baxter Cushion-Cut Pavé Band Engagement Ring
If you're looking for a ring that withstands the trends, look no further. A true classic, this fabulous ring features a cushion-cut diamond with round-cut pavé diamonds cascading down a brilliant platinum shank.
Jared Diamond 3-Stone Engagement Ring
Crafted in 14K white gold, this classic three-stone engagement ring is the epitome of understated elegance, with a cushion-cut diamond flanked by two diamond side stones.
Gemvara Cushion Halo Ring
Another gorgeous and customizable option from Gemvara, this ring features a stunning cushion-cut center stone surrounded by a halo of diamonds. To make it uniquely yours try changing the center stone, the accent stones or the metal type.
Jennie Kwon Cushion-Cut Equilibrium Ring
This stunning ring is beautiful in its simplicity. The center stone is a cushion-cut diamond that tapers into small baguette accents on either side. Bonus: You can choose 14K rose, yellow or white gold for the setting.
Kwiat Engagement Ring Set East West With a Cushion-Cut Diamond in Platinum
Timeless doesn't have to mean expected. The east-west setting of this cushion-cut solitaire ring gives it a fashion-forward vibe that's still elegant.
Macy's Diamond Cushion Halo Engagement Ring
This sparkly classic boasts an elegant cushion-cut diamond, surrounded by a dazzling halo of diamonds. And for just a little more razzle-dazzle, round-cut diamonds also line the shank.
Neil Lane Bridal Set With Diamonds and 14K White Gold
For the bride who believes more is more, this work of art by Neil Lane is probably "the one." This stunner features a 0.5-carat cushion-cut diamond surround by a double halo. Another plus? The wedding band is contoured to fit perfectly against this engagement sparkler.
Vrai The Signature Bezel
With a stunning cushion-cut diamond nestled securely in a bezel setting, this ring offers a minimalist appeal with maximum style. The best part is, this ring is fully customizable, from the shape of the stones to a plain or pavé band, and you even have your choice of metals.
Dana Rebecca Knife Edge Cushion-Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring
This beautifully delicate ring offers a modern take on the classic solitaire we all know and love. Crafted in rose gold, claw prongs secure a cushion-cut diamond, and a knife-edge shank gives the illusion of an ultra-slim band, ensuring that the diamond is undoubtedly the star of the show.
Royal Asscher Elizabeth Diamond Engagement Ring
Can you say diamonds, diamonds and more diamonds? Featuring a Royal Asscher cushion-cut diamond cocooned in a delicate halo of diamonds and even more round diamonds adorning the split shank, this jaw-dropping ring is destined to be an instant classic.
Gemvara Cushion-Cut Lillian
This tanzanite and diamond ring features a cushion-cut center stone wrapped beautifully in a double halo of diamonds. Even better, every aspect of this ring is fully customizable, from the center gemstone to the accent stones on the split shank. Choose from exquisite offerings like sapphire, garnet, aquamarine or black onyx.
Ashley Zhang Jewelry Aurora Cushion-Cut Engagement Ring
Calling all modern brides. This elongated cushion-cut center stone set in a platinum bezel setting serves up effortlessly chic vibes.
Blue Nile Three-Stone Cushion Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
This showstopper features a trio of cushion-cut diamonds surrounded by halos. Together, they create a brilliant display that's hard to beat. And if platinum isn't in your budget, this ring is also available in 14K rose, white or yellow gold.
Royal Asscher Eleonore Diamond Engagement Ring
This showstopper features a Royal Asscher cushion-cut diamond with dazzling pavé diamonds drizzling down the shank of a 14K white gold band. Clean lines and a simple design make for one timeless sparkler.
Jemma Wynne Bespoke Canary Diamond Pear and Diamond Cushion Open Ring
Get in on the toi et moi (or two-stone) engagement ring trend with this colorful sparkler. It features a cushion-cut white diamond and pear-shaped yellow diamond for twice the sparkle—and visual interest.
Dana Rebecca Designs Halo Cathedral Cushion-Cut Engagement Ring
This ring is the epitome of glitz and glamour. A halo of round white diamonds dances around a 2.10-carat cushion-cut diamond sitting majestically in the center, while the cathedral style profile and plain band all but ensure its timelessness.
Barkev's Cushion-Cut Morganite Engagement Ring
Crafted in 14K rose gold, this cushion-cut morganite ring is the picture of femininity. A delicate halo of diamonds surrounds the beautiful pink stone, and more diamonds cascade down the shank for an elegant effect.
Neil Lane Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring 1 Carat T.W. 14K Gold
This solitaire engagement ring keeps it simple yet stunning. Crafted of 14K white gold, the cushion-cut diamond makes a bold statement, and intricate etching on the band lends a wonderfully vintage appeal.
Charles & Colvard Moissanite Cushion Halo Ring
This regal ring certainly makes a statement with a cushion-cut moissanite gemstone wrapped in a halo setting. And if that weren't plenty, the split shank is teeming with even more of these brilliant lab-created stones.