As I have mentioned before, on my instagram page there are different chapters going on, so far I have covered “The Blues” which you can see all the photos and videos in my last post “Fancy A Blue? I Do”, “Diamond Necklaces”, “The Yellows” and now I have finished the “Cushion Cut” chapter. You can find all the Cushion Cut Diamond photos in instagram by searching the #CushionCrush
I really enjoy having chapters and focus on one element of a jewelry which enables us to see, learn, compare and get inspiration from the varieties that are out there considering that single factor which in this instance is the cut.
Cushion cut diamond is a four sided deep square or rectangle cut with rounded corners and a large face and it has a cushion shaped girdle. The cut is usually multi-faceted to give the highest possible light refraction therefor the properly cut cushion cut diamonds have an enormous scintillation, sparkle, fire and brilliance.
As of 2009 GIA and AGSL have attempted to clarify and reorganize the naming of cushion cut diamonds to leave less room for misinterpretation and inconsistency. As per below table you can see the different cuts that are available for cushion cut diamonds as well as the definition:
New GIA & AGSL Naming chart for cushion cut diamonds (Credit: PriceScope.com)
You can read more about the variety of cushion cut diamonds at PriceScope.com
The biggest cushion cut diamond that has ever been found is 218ct D Flawless and it took Cora International master cutters 2 years of planning, cutting and polishing to create the world’s biggest cushion cut out of rough.
Enough with talking, let the photos and several stunning videos fill your day with sparkle, fire, scintillation and brilliance!
11ct E VS2 Cushion Cut Diamond Ring by Chopard (I was trying it on at Chopard in South Coast Plaza)
#1 of 10 biggest diamond in the world The Golden Jubilee Diamond is a 545.67cts a Fiery Rose Cushion Cut Diamond (as described by Gabriel Tolkowski the master cutter and designer of the diamond) and is graded as Fancy Yellow Brown and is the largest faceted diamond in the world. It was purchased by a syndicate of Thai businessmen from De Beers and presented to the King Of Thailand in 1997 for his Golden Jubilee, the 50th anniversary of his coronation.
#4 of 10 biggest diamonds in the world The Cullinan II is a D colour, Flawless 317.40ct Cushion cut diamond also known as the Lesser Star of Africa and is in the center-front of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain.
#9 of 10 biggest diamonds in the world The Red Cross Diamond a Canary Yellow Cushion Shaped Diamond weighing 205.07cts and the cutting style is known as Stellar Brilliant due to the eight needle-like facets on the pavilion of the stone, pointing outwards from its culet facet.
#7 out of 10 biggest diamonds in the world The Jubilee Diamond was found in 1895 in South Africa and is a glorious Cushion Shaped Diamond, E Colour and VVS2 Clarity, weighing 245.35cts.