This extraordinary shape which used to be called old mine cut, is quite popular and in fact was more popular than a round diamond when it first came into existence. It’s a square type of cut with rounded corners and larger facets to increase its brilliance. Cushion-cut diamonds are available in square or rectangular shapes depending on your preference of length-to-width ratio. The larger facets on the other hand highlight the diamond’s clarity.
The standards for a cushion cut varies a lot compared to other shapes which all depends on personal taste. A cushion cut is less brilliant than a round cut diamond but has better fire.
Traditional cushion cut diamonds usually return light in a thick pattern and have large facets. The modern cushion cut diamonds have usually smaller facets with bigger tables and improved cut angles for increased brilliance.