The cushion cut diamond is a timeless classic among the many diamond shapes available in the glittering diamond industry. Did you know, though, that there are really multiple variations on the cushion cut ring, one of which is the elongated cushion cut engagement ring?
In order to answer any questions you may have regarding elongated cushion cut diamond engagement ring, we have compiled this comprehensive reference.
What is An Elongated Cushion Cut Diamond?
Simply said, the shape of an elongated cushion cut diamond is identical to that of a cushion cut diamond, only with more length. A cushion cut diamond, so named for its pillow-like form, is sometimes viewed as a compromise between the more traditional Round cut and the more square Princess cut. As its name suggests, an elongated cushion cut diamond is a variation on the classic cushion shape that has been fashioned with a higher length-to-width ratio. The slim form of the extended cushion cut gives it a sophisticated look. More variances exist between elongated cushion cut diamonds because of their form. Depending on the ratio, some can be cut exceedingly tall and thin, while others may only be slightly longer than an average cushion cut diamond. When it comes to gemstone cuts, elongated cushion cuts are often brilliant cuts, which means they radiate a lot of brilliance.
What Is the Ratio for An Elongated Cushion Cut?
While there is no universally accepted definition of what constitutes an extended cushion cut, most people agree that a cushion with a length-to-width ratio of 1:1.15 or larger is elongated. Elongated cushion cut diamonds, like traditional cushion cuts, are often brilliant cuts, which means they give off a lot of sparkle and are hence a good choice for an engagement ring.
When it comes to cushion cuts, there is no perfect ratio like there is with princess cuts, which must be as close to absolutely square as possible. The degree to which something is square or rectangular is a matter of taste. Any diamond that deviates from the standard 1:1 ratio of a cushion cut is formally classified as an extended cushion cut.
Are Elongated Cushion Cut Rare?
The more elusive the diamond, the more luxurious the cushion! Diamonds with a length-to-width ratio of 1.10 and lower are the norm. Stones with a specific ratio between 1.11 and 1.18 are rather uncommon, and those above 1.19 are nearly impossible to find. Make sure you give yourself enough of time to look for a particularly lengthy stone.
Which Stone is Best for Elongated Cushion Cut Engagement Ring?
Diamonds, sapphires, rubies, spinel, and emeralds are all excellent choices for an Elongated Cushion Engagement Ring. In an Elongated Cushion Cut Engagement Ring, these stones shine as they are lengthy and hardy. Since less material is wasted while cutting a longer crystal, the cost of your Elongated Cushion Cut Engagement Ring will be lower and the availability of suitable stones will be greater.
When I say that a gem is “durable,” I mean that it can withstand normal, everyday use without being damaged. Since they are all 7.5 or higher on the Moh’s Hardness Scale, I classify diamond, sapphire, ruby, spinel, and garnet as “durable.” Because of this, they are resistant to damage from scratches and chips. Most kinds of Garnet are around 7.5 on the hardness scale, with diamond at the top and Sapphire and Ruby at 9; the next hardest stones are Spinel at 8 and Emerald at 7.5. This means that you have a wide range of color selections to choose from, as well as price points.
How To Pick the Right Elongated Cushion Cut?
1. Elongated Cushion Diamond Dimensions & Sizes
Though it may sound absurd, putting a ruler on your finger is the key to getting what you desire. You probably have a mental picture of your ideal body proportions and head size in mind if you’re opting for the Elongated Cushion Cut style. So, gauge the size. Gemstones are often measured in millimeters by the jewelry trade. Take measurements of the length and width you need with a ruler. Since certain crystals grow larger than others, this will also help you determine which gemstone is ideal for you.
The length-to-width ratio can be used to determine the proportion of fullness to slimness in your Elongated Cushion Cut. Simply divide the gemstone’s width by its length to get the Length-to-Width Ratio. This means that a length that is exactly as wide as it is long is square. Conversely, those with a greater Length-to-Width Ratio will project an image of elongation and leanness. Elongated Cushion Cuts are distinguished by their length. The style requires a Length-to-Width Ratio of over 1.15 for diamonds and 1.4 for gemstones.
2. Elongated Cushion Diamond Color & Gemstone
Following that, pick a hue and a precious stone. You’ll be able to narrow down your options based on the size and form you pick.
Colorless Elongated Cushions
These diamonds, along with white sapphires and moissanite, are perfect for those who want a modern twist on the classic elongated cushion cut engagement ring. If you want an Elongated Cushion Diamond, you should search for one with a length-to-width ratio of 1.19 or higher. Due to the unique crystal structure of Diamonds, cushion-cut stones with a length-to-width ratio of more than 1.25 are extremely rare. Longer than 1.4 millimeter natural white sapphires are quite uncommon. The lengths of lab-grown white sapphires, moissanites, and diamonds, however, are not limited in this way. If you envision a long, sophisticated form, we will gladly cut it to your bespoke.
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Blue Elongated Cushions
Blue sapphires and blue spinel are both beautiful options for an Elongated Cushion Cut Engagement Ring. Elongated Cushion cuts are quite frequent for Sapphires and Spinels since these stones typically form in long, thin crystals. Spinel is an excellent choice for those in search of a huge stone at an affordable price. Sapphire, on the other hand, is a better option for individuals who want a darker shade of blue. Synthetic copies of both sapphires and spinels can be made in a laboratory.
Pink Elongated Cushions
Pink Sapphires and Pink Spinels can be used to create lovely elongated cushion cut engagement rings. In the same way that their blue counterparts do, Pink Spinels are a better buy if you’re a couple searching for a larger center stone. In contrast, sapphire is typically a more intense pink and a more durable gem. In that case, the decision is yours! These two crowning gems also have Lab versions.
Red Elongated Cushions
Finally, Ruby, Red Spinel, and Garnet are all beautiful options for an Elongated Cushion Cut Engagement Ring if you’re looking for something fiery. Large garnets can often be purchased for less than $1,000, making it the most budget-friendly option. The next step up is the tougher and larger Spinel stones. The highest prices are for rubies, which are the rarest and most valuable of these gems.
3. Elongated Cushion Diamond Cut Quality
In order to identify a high-quality Elongated Cushion Cut, you should check for symmetrical facets and a lack of a “bow-tie” effect. Be sure you know if the stone you’re using is modern or antique as well.
Symmetry in a Facet
Due to its unusual length (which often disqualifies it from being a “Excellent cut”), the faceting of an Elongated Cushion Cut is especially crucial. This is due to the fact that stones rated lower than “Excellent” are typically flawed. But clearly not all the time! You’ve made a fantastic shape selection. Facet symmetry refers to the fact that all of the facets on your stone are cut in an identical fashion from left to right. So, if you want an Elongated Cushion Cut, your stone should have an imaginary line down the middle. I was wondering if you thought they were mirror images of each other. Bingo! If they seem sloppy, you should probably avoid them.
There’s also the question of whether or not the stone you’re interested in has a modern cut or a more traditional one. A large number of Elongated Cushion diamonds were faceted before we understood how to optimize their brilliance. Therefore, while vintage Elongated Cushions do have their own unique allure (and I must admit, I’m very fond of them), they do not shine quite as brightly as their modern counterparts do. A big culet is a telltale sign of the bottom facet. It is an antique stone if its culet is large and its facets are not perfectly symmetrical.
Uneven Light Return
Some stones may have unequal light return if they are cut to be so lengthy. What I mean is that the gem’s brilliance will be uneven, being stronger in the middle or at the ends than it is elsewhere. Avoid having your stone damaged by light reflection issues. Instead, choose an Elongated Cushion Cut that shimmers uniformly and reflects light back evenly.
Do Elongated Cushions Cost More?
If the cut grade, color, clarity, and certifying lab are the same, an elongated cushion-cut diamond won’t normally cost more than its square cushion-cut cousin. Cushion-cut diamonds, particularly elongated cushion-cut diamonds, can cost up to 25% less than round diamonds since less diamond is lost when a rough stone is shaped into a square shape as opposed to a round shape.
5 Popular Elongated Cushion-Cut Engagement Rings
Here are a few examples of the stunning elongated cushion cut engagement rings that Elleroses can find for you.
Elongated Cushion Cut Engagement Ring Cubic Zirconia Cocktail Rings in Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver
This vintage-style engagement ring is perfect for uncommon bride. With an elongated cushion cut stone in the middle set in a delicate lace holder setting, this ring features a row of round stones on the shank for added sparkle.
Elongated Cushion Cut Engagement Rings 2 Ct CZ Halo Engagement Ring in Sterling Silver
This rhodium plate engagement ring is simple yet stunning thanks to the wrapping design that frames the 2 carat weight central stone. The sleek silhouette looks beautiful in a ring, and the addition of pave diamonds around the center stone makes it look bigger and more impressive.
4.0 Carat Solitaire Ring Engagement Rings Elongated Cushion Cut Cubic Zirconia in 18K White Gold Plated
This magnificent engagement ring can help you achieve that look. The stunning cushion-cut diamond at its heart provides exceptional fire and sparkle at a steal of a price. The elegant form works especially well with hidden halo engagement ring mountings that have a similar vintage aesthetic. Diamonds of round brilliant cut are expertly handset on the shank, allowing light to reflect off of them in every direction. This wedding ring is an essential component of her ultimate style statement due to its sleek and contemporary form.
Gold Elongated Cushion Cut Engagement Rings Opal and Diamond Split Shank Engagement Ring
This beautiful ring is made of warm 10K gold and has an 8.0 x 6.0mm cushion-cut lab-created iridescent opal cabochon set in a diamond bezel. More diamonds can be found along the split shank.
2 Carat Elongated Cushion Cut Engagement Ring Moissanite Ring With Hidden Halo
An elongated cushion cut solitaire engagement ring is a popular and timeless choice for an engagement ring. Crafted in 10ct solid Gold, this engagement ring holds a certified 2.00ct cushion cut diamond, with smaller round brilliant cut Moissanites in the band.
Contact our diamond and jewelry specialists if you require assistance determining whether the elongated cushion cut diamond engagement ring is ideal for you. They would be pleased to assist you in creating the ideal engagement ring and to answer any concerns you may have about this lovely diamond shape.