What do the Hope Diamond and the Logan Sapphire (the largest sapphire in the world) have in common? Both gorgeously display the cushion cut! This rounded-off square cut may look modern, but it’s actually a blast from that past that’s enjoying new popularity, both in vintage and modern styles. Apples of Gold’s selection of gemstone rings contains a range of ways to wear the cushion cut, from bold pink topaz rings with contemporary flair to Art Deco styles.
A slightly rounded square shape with gently curving sides gives the cushion cut its enduring class. The 2.50 Carat Cushion Cut Pink Topaz and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold gives the cushion cut a striking modern personality. An 8mm cushion-cut pink topaz dazzles as the centerpiece of this daring design, displaying a glittering feminine hue that’s both girly and daring. Surrounding this gem is a frame of small round diamonds, while two rows of additional diamonds accent the band, providing the illusion of two rings in one.
The cushion cut also lends itself gorgeously to vintage styles, as demonstrated by the Art Deco Diamond and Amethyst Ring in 14K White Gold. Inspired by the designs of the 1920s, this striking style proudly displays a 7mm cushion-cut amethyst, a glittering purple gemstone with a longstanding link to royalty. This gem is flanked by four small round channel-set diamonds on either side, and accented by the repeating motifs that accent three sides of the 14K white gold band. It’s one of a number of vintage gemstone rings that showcases the cushion cut’s time-honored beauty.
If you’d rather a cushion-cut stone with a more subdued hue, don’t miss the Cushion-Cut 3.52 Carat Smoky Quartz and Diamond Ring, which accents a 9mm cushion-cut smoky quartz with 0.40 carats of dazzling diamonds. Regardless of which style you choose, the cushion cut has perpetual charm! This versatile cut is elegant no matter how it’s worn and there are many ways to wear it.