Cushion Princess Cut Diamonds: What Are They & How To Choose
If you love the outline of a Cushion cut diamond but prefer the brilliance of a Princess cut diamond, then a Cushion Princess cut diamond may be perfect for you. This exclusive VRAI created diamond shape combines the best of Cushion and Princess cut diamonds. Read on to learn what a Cushion Princess cut diamond is and how to buy this truly unique diamond shape.
Our VRAI Diamond Experts can help you select the ideal Cushion Princess cut diamond for you when you book an appointment.
What Is A Cushion Princess Cut Diamond?
A Cushion Princess cut diamond is an exclusive in-house cut, only found at VRAI. A Cushion Princess combines the soft, square outline of a Cushion diamond with the complex brilliant faceting pattern seen in Princess cut diamonds.
Crafted by our Master Diamond Cutters, Cushion Princess cut diamonds feature a chevron pattern on the pavilion of the diamond. This way, you can have the brilliance of a Princess cut diamond with the silhouette of a Cushion cut diamond.
What Makes Cushion Princess Cut Diamonds Unique?
Cushion Princess cut diamonds are an incredibly unique diamond shape. Cushion cut diamonds can have different faceting structures, but they don’t feature the unique brilliant cut found in Princess cut diamonds. The marriage of these two shapes creates a unique charm with depth and light performance not found in any other Cushion cut diamond.
Cushion Vs Princess Cut Diamonds
If you’re considering a Cushion Princess cut diamond, it’s helpful to first understand the difference between these two traditional diamond shapes.
What Is The Difference Between A Cushion Cut And Princess Cut Diamond?
While Cushion and Princess cut diamonds are often compared due to their similar square-shaped silhouette, there are several key differences between them.
Princess cut diamonds are the only true square-shaped diamond, with four sharp corners. This newer shape is known for its modern look and comparable brilliance to a Round Brilliant cut diamond. Princess cut diamond engagement rings are a popular choice, as this versatile shape suits any setting.
Cushion cut diamonds are considered a thoroughly classic shape, beloved for their vintage look. They have a soft and pillowy square shape, thanks to their Old Mine Cut, with rounded corners and bowed edges. Cushion diamonds reflect light beautifully but tend to look best at higher carat weights, as they face up smaller.
Is A Cushion Cut Diamond Better Than A Princess Cut Diamond?
Neither a Cushion cut diamond nor a Princess cut diamond is better than the other. Which diamond shape is better depends on personal style, preference, and budget.
However, with the Cushion Princess cut, you no longer have to choose between these two diamond shapes. Cushion Princess cut diamonds combine the best of both.
Why Should You Choose A Cushion Princess Cut Diamond?
A Cushion Princess cut diamond is a wonderful choice for those who want a truly unique diamond shape that few have. This VRAI exclusive diamond shape is perfect for those who love the silhouette of a Cushion cut diamond but prefer the brilliance and fire of a Princess cut.
Do Cushion Princess Cut Diamonds Appear Larger Than Other Diamond Shapes?
Cushion Princess cut diamonds tend to face up smaller than other diamond shapes. Both Cushion and Princess cut diamonds are deep diamonds, which means their beauty and size are best highlighted at higher carat weights.
Our diamond experts can help you find the best carat weight and measurements to get the desired size and look for your Cushion Princess cut.
What Do You Need To Know Before Buying A Cushion Princess Cut Diamond?
If you’d like to buy a Cushion Princess cut diamond, there are a few things to know. This shape hides inclusions well, thanks to its faceting structure, so try to prioritize carat weight and color grade. A higher color grade and carat weight will best highlight the brilliance and size of a Cushion Princess cut diamond.
VRAI created Cushion Princess cut diamonds are only available in colorless or near-colorless to ensure a beautiful and brilliant diamond. They are also cut and polished specifically for you, with an Excellent cut guaranteed.
Our diamond experts will help you choose the right carat weight for your preferences and budget.
How To Buy Cushion Princess VRAI Created Diamonds
Cushion Princess cut diamonds are only found at VRAI, as part of our Cut for You process. Cut for You VRAI created diamonds are cut and polished specifically to your liking, unlike pre-cut diamonds. If there’s a Cushion Princess cut diamond that already exists in our inventory, you can choose that diamond or begin the Cut for You process.
To buy a Cushion Princess cut diamond, first select a rough diamond grown in our zero-emission foundry. Our diamond experts will help you choose a lab-grown diamond that’s optimal for a Cushion Princess cut diamond and aligns with your preferences. All Cushion Princess cut diamonds created by VRAI are guaranteed to have an Excellent diamond cut with either Colorless or Near Colorless grades.
Once you’ve chosen your rough diamond, our Master Craftspeople will cut and polish your VRAI created diamond into your desired Cushion Princess cut diamond. Each week you’ll receive an email update to keep you informed throughout the process.
How Do You Buy Loose Cushion Princess Cut Diamonds?
To buy a loose Cushion Princess cut diamond, book an appointment with our diamond experts. You can choose between any Cushion Princess cut diamond already in stock or start the Cut for You process.
Once you’ve chosen the carat weight and polishing details for your Cushion Princess cut diamond, you can place your order. You can do this online, on our website, or through our diamond experts.
How Do You Buy A Cushion Princess Cut Diamond Ring?
You can buy a Cushion Princess cut diamond ring online, or by booking an appointment with a VRAI diamond expert.
Simply select your engagement ring setting online then select a Cut for You Cushion Princess cut diamond. You can choose to begin the Cut for You process or select a Cushion Princess cut diamond already in stock if one suits your preferences.
Once your Cushion Princess cut diamond is finished, it will be set into your engagement ring according to your design and shipped to you.
What Are The Best Settings For Cushion Princess Cut Engagement Rings?
A Cushion Princess cut diamond is a unique yet versatile diamond shape that looks stunning in most ring settings. Certain engagement ring styles, however, will best highlight the shape or brilliance of this diamond shape.
The best engagement ring settings for a Cushion Princess cut diamond, according to our diamond experts, are The Signature V or The Classic Hidden Halo. A unique or classic setting will heighten the subtle brilliance of a Cushion Princess cut diamond.
Below, you’ll find some of our favorite settings for a Cushion Princess cut diamond engagement ring. Use these selections to help inspire your ring design.
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Cushion Princess Cut Halo Engagement Rings
A Halo setting will beautifully highlight the vintage and classic appearance of this diamond shape. Halo settings will also add size and brilliance to a Cushion Princess cut engagement ring.
Cushion Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Rings
For those who prefer a classic or modern ring, a Solitaire setting will help highlight the linear lines and timeless look of a Cushion Princess cut diamond.
Cushion Princess Cut Pave Engagement Rings
For those who love the romantic softness and stunning brilliance of a Cushion Princess cut diamond, consider a pavé setting. Pavé set diamonds will enhance the unique and distinctive appearance of this shape.
Why Should You Choose Lab-Grown Cushion Princess Cut Diamonds?
Lab-grown Cushion Princess cut diamonds are exclusive to VRAI. VRAI created diamonds are grown in our zero-emission foundry and crafted through Fair Wage employment, by our Master Craftspeople. As such, VRAI created diamonds have no human or environmental toll, unlike mined diamonds or other lab-grown diamonds.
VRAI also controls each step of the supply chain, which makes it possible for us to provide high-quality lab-grown diamonds at competitive diamond prices. With no middlemen markups, we can offer beautiful diamonds at higher carat weights for less.
Learn More About This Exclusive VRAI Created Diamond Shape
Book an appointment with a VRAI diamond expert to learn more about our Cut for You Cushion Princess cut diamonds. They can help you design the Cushion Princess cut diamond engagement ring of your dreams or create a custom jewelry design.