It’s more than just a gemstone cut
The cushion-cut diamond, or gemstone, is arguably one of the most popular, with no question as to why. You’ve got the high sparkle factor paired with the sort-of square shape that gives it somewhat of an edge over the traditional round brilliant. It doesn’t have to be your favorite stone, but I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t love a good cushion cut. Despite my introduction, I’m not talking about any sort of gemstone today, but we are talking cushions. Like the cut, cushion-shape links, bands, or bracelets have something on the oft-used round shapes. It’s a little different without being totally over the top, sleek yet eye-catching, definitely interesting but still timeless. You’ll see what I mean with these five, below: largely crowd-pleasing, with just a slight twist on the traditional.
Cushion link bracelet in 18k yellow and white gold with 0.9 ct. t.w. diamonds, $16,230; Aaron Henry
Earrings in 14k Vanilla Gold with 4.45 cts. t.w. Ocean Blue Topaz and iolite, and 0.71 ct. t.w. Chocolate Diamonds, $3,647; Le Vian
Woven-texture square band in sterling silver, $165; Samuel B. Collection
Cushion hoop earrings in 18k rose gold with 2.32 cts. t.w. diamonds, $11,640; Supreme Jewelry
Cushion link bracelet in sterling silver and leather, $145; Uno de 50