The Cushion Cut
The cushion cut is a brilliant or mixed cut using brilliant and step facets in a square or rectangular shape with slightly curved sides and rounded corners. Resembling a pillow, the cushion cut is not as brilliant as a round but has evolved over the centuries into one of the most desirable cuts today. It is also commonly used for large stones.
Brilliant cut diamonds have triangular and kite shaped facets that radiate from a diamond’s center outwards. This brillianteering intensifies a diamond’s fire, scintillation, and brilliance giving the stone “life.”