The Charm of Cushion Cut Diamond Jewellery


front view Art Deco diamond engagement ring
Art Deco diamond engagement ring, circa 1930.
Ref: 20290

Wednesday 12th August 2015

Cushion cut diamonds are exceedingly beautiful and are found almost exclusively in antique jewellery.

When you see a cushion cut diamond, you immediately know that it was cut over 100 years ago and as such is one of the very earliest cuts of diamonds. The most usual shape of a natural rough diamond crystal- the octahedron- naturally lends itself to the cushion shape, with a rectangular or square outline with softly rounded corners. One of the earliest examples of a cushion cut diamond that we have seen is ring reference 16633 which dates to the late 17th century.

Each cushion cut diamond displays unique irregularities in symmetry and proportions as each would have been cut by hand. Antique cushion cuts are known for their steeper crown facets, smaller tables, and larger culets, see 20670, 21315 and 21269. Every single cushion cut would have been cut to maximise the beauty of each individual diamond crystal, as opposed to modern day diamonds which are cut to retain as mu

front view Vintage solitaire diamond engagement ring, French, circa 1970s.
Vintage solitaire diamond engagement ring, French, circa 1970s.
Ref: 21269
front antique diamond engagement ring hatton garden berganza
Solitaire diamond ring, circa 1920.
Ref: 18880
front view Cushion shape old mine diamond ring, circa 1950.
Cushion shape old mine diamond ring, circa 1950.
Ref: 19449
front view Old mine diamond cluster ring, circa 1880.
Old mine diamond coronet cluster ring, circa 1880.
Ref: 13978
FRONT VIEW Cushion shape old mine diamond cluster ring, circa 1910.
Cushion shape old mine diamond cluster ring, circa 1910.
Ref: 21280
Solitaire cushion old mine diamond ring berganza hatton garden
Solitaire cushion shape old mine diamond ring, circa 1920.
Ref: 24266
front view Old mine diamond coro
Old mine diamond coronet cluster ring, English, circa 1935.
Ref: 19335
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