The cushion cut diamond, as its name suggests is reminiscent of a small pillow in appearance. They are usually square to rectangular in shape, with softened corners and a “puffy” appearance. Cushion cut diamonds are far less about sparkle and bold statements and their softer sparkle, most prominent in lower lighting situations, is more suggestive of elegance and refinement. Most popular in the 1800’s through to the early 1900’s, most modern brides and grooms are not familiar with the cut and as such either immediately adore the unique appearance of cushion cut engagement rings or find it’s less intense appearance less appealing.
Cushion cut engagement rings and jewellery with cushion cut diamonds have, until recently been difficult to come by, with buyers often resorting to estate jewellers and antique specialists to find them. However, with more brides and grooms appreciating the appeal of timeless elegance, the cushion cut is slowly becoming a more popular choice and as such, diamond merchants and jewellers are sourcing them more readily.
When buying or selecting a cushion cut diamond be sure to place considerable emphasis on the clarity and colour of the stone as fewer facets mean that it is easier for a naked eye to pick up small flaws.
The princess cut diamond, also referred to as “square modified brilliant” is modern in every sense of the word. A relatively new cut in the world of diamonds (created in the 1960’s) the princess cut diamond has taken the world by storm and is not only used widely in engagement rings but also in many other pieces of jewellery including earrings and necklaces! But what is it about a princess cut diamond that makes it such a popular choice especially when it comes to modern brides and grooms?
When it comes to wedding rings, Australia’s modern brides and grooms are discerning, thoughtful and expect only the very best in design and quality. And at Diamond Jewellery Studio we admire this passion for perfection- after all, a wedding ring is not only a highly symbolic piece of jewellery, but also a piece of jewellery that one wears every day of their lives!
While some brides and grooms are so swept up in the concept of getting married that they do not spend much time pondering the engagement ring, others feel that this small yet symbolic gesture of their love and commitment that will be worn for the rest of their lives deserves much time and thought. If that sounds more like you, and you are looking to find a unique design or would like to find a jeweller to entrust with creating a designer engagement ring all of your own, then you simply must meet with one of the our team at the Diamond Jewellery Studio.
While brilliant cut diamonds and princess cut diamonds are modern favorites for brides to be, those looking for a unique and timeless ring are now opting for emerald cut engagement rings. Distinctive in shape, an emerald cut diamond is usually rectangular with cropped corners. Set amongst claws, the diamond doesn’t so much sparkle like a brilliant cut diamond as opposed to lending itself to more dramatic flashes of light. It is a combination of this dramatic and elegant appearance and the fact that it is a less “common” choice that makes emerald cut engagement rings so special.
When shopping for unique engagement rings, you simply must think outside the square! If you visit major shopping centres and big retails names expecting to find yourself range unique engagement rings, you are sure to come away bitterly disappointed and disheartened.