When shopping for an engagement ring to wow your future bride, you’ve got some important decisions to make. Will she swoon over a new or vintage ring? Does she prefer platinum, white gold, or rose gold? What cut will catch her eye? The term “cut” refers to the shape of the central diamond or gemstone in the ring. Many women have strong opinions when it comes to the cut of the ring, so choose carefully. One of the more unique and enchanting cuts is the cushion cut.
What Are Cushion Cut Engagement Rings?
Though not as popular as the round brilliant cut or princess cut, cushion cut engagement rings have a special beauty that will steal the heart of a girl who likes something a little different. A cushion cut diamond is square-shaped but features rounded corners to give it a softer look. This is a great choice for women who prefer their gemstones and diamonds in more rectangular shapes, (though for a true rectangle, you’re going to want to pick the emerald cut). Large facets (the flat surfaces on the diamond) reflect light, making cushion cut proposal rings absolutely glitter in the sunlight.
Cushion cut engagement rings are special because you won’t see them on just any hand. This unusual cut will help your future bride’s ring stand out from the pack.
Is a Cushion Cut Diamond the Right Choice for Your Bride?
Choosing an engagement ring can be a nervewracking experience. This little piece of jewelry will represent your most heartfelt love and the promise of your future life together. What if she hates it? First, your future bride will absolutely love the gesture of your proposal no matter what, but let’s also make sure she also goes ga-ga over her ring.
How will you know if a cushion cut proposal ring is the right choice for your one-and-only? Start by checking out her jewelry collection. Do most of her pieces feature round or square jewels? Cushion cuts also look particularly good in vintage settings, so if your girl loves timeless and heirloom jewelry, a cushion cut diamond could be just her style. Finally, there’s no harm in asking her about her jewelry preferences. She might pick up that a proposal is in the air, but you can still surprise her in the thoughtful, wonderful way that you pop the question.
Where to find Cushion Cut Engagement Rings
At The Knot, we offer a great selection of beautiful cushion cut proposal rings from some of the world’s most popular jewelers, including, James Allen, Mark Broumand, Christopher Designs, and more. As you browse our collection, make sure you use our search feature to filter your choices by ring style, metal, price, and more.