A classic cut widely seen in diamond rings in the 19th century, this style of stone has been around for more than a century and has recently found renewed popularity on the ring fingers of celebrities and modern brides alike – and for good reason.

vintage-inspired engagement ring

Cushion cut engagement rings are characterized by a diamond that's cut is in between a vintage old mine cut (an early version of the round brilliant cut) and a contemporary oval cut, and is essentially a roughly square-shaped diamond with rounded corners. The larger facets of this type of cut increase the stone’s brilliance and clarity, and cushion cut diamonds can come in a variety of length-to-width ratios ranging from square to rectangular. Also known as “pillow-cut” or “candlelight” diamonds, these stones are, simply put, timeless.

rose gold cushion cut engagement ring

My personal favorite way to see this stunning rock? On the finger of a happy bride-to-be, in the middle of a halo set engagement ring. Because who doesn’t love a little extra shimmer in their life?

halo engagement ring and wedding bands

It’s pretty obvious I have engagement ring envy – but what do you think? Have cushion cut diamond engagement rings stolen your heart, too?

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