The cushion cut is a generic name for the Old Miner cut diamond developed before the turn of the century. This variety has a squarish-rectangular shape with rounded corners and approximately 58 brilliant cut style facets that resemble a pillow shaped diamond, hence the name. These facets are typically larger than standard brilliant cut facets and may allow inclusions to be more noticeable. Recently, the cushion-cut diamond has been brought to the forefront of mainstream fashion and is gaining momentum in its popularity. If you are looking for a diamond shape that is classic, daring, and new all at the same time, the cushion-cut diamond is for you. Cushion-cut diamonds are also known as "pillow-cut" diamonds. Cushion-cut diamonds are available in shapes ranging from square to rectangular.
Length-to-Width Ratio for Cushion-cut Diamonds: