ROUND DIAMOND CUT VS CUSHION DIAMOND CUT:
Round Diamond Cut
Round diamonds attract everyone.They are classic and timeless.
- Round diamonds tend to have fewer flaws, more clarity,
and are more forgiving, as its multi-faceted cut and
brilliant sparkle can easily hide minor flaws.
- There are lots to choose from in terms of sizes from
small to big.
- Readily available research and information on the best
cut dimensions, clarity and color options for rounds.
- Diamond cutters have identified the exact proportions
that optimize the sparkle of a round diamond.
- The clean cuts of a round diamond leave no sharp
edges to be chipped, broken or snagged on fabric.
- Round diamonds are versatile in terms of style–popularly seen in solitaire or in two or three stone rings.
- Table width percentage between 54%-60%
- Depth percentage between 59%-63%
- Crown angle between 33%-35%
- Star length of 50%
- Girdle of 2.5%-4%
- Girdle thickness of thin to thick
Round diamonds tend to be more expensive as
compared to fancy-cut shapes like princess and emerald,
simply due to the fact that they’re in much higher
Cushion Diamond Cut
A cushion cut diamond is a squared shape with rounded corners. The shape resembles a pillow and hence its name. About 200 years old, cushion cut retains its popularity.
- If you’re looking for a halo setting, the cushion cut works especially well and is extremely popular.
G-H-I color is good
- Cushion cuts combine the energy of a round brilliant
with the symmetry of a radiant cut.
- Option to choose from crushed ice diamond cut (shattered glass) or antique cushion cut (chunky)
- Cushion cut diamonds tend to be about 25% less
expensive than their round cut.
- Table width percentage between 55% - 65%
- Depth percentage between 61%-68%
- GIA or AGS grading report
- Thick girdle and bezel setting
Slightly less sparkly than round cuts. Larger facets can show clarity inclusions so make sure to judge with your eye and examine the certificate’s diamond plot.