Princess Cut vs. Cushion Cut

Princess Cut vs. Cushion Cut

Buying rings is so exciting as there are so many beautiful designs that keep awaiting and to choose from! However, it’s difficult at the same time to choose from various cuts available. No doubt each cut has its own pros and cons attached to it.

Today we are going to discuss two highly popular cuts that are Princess cut and the cushion cut. Both these cuts are highly demanded wedding and engagement rings.

Both these cuts are unique and different in themselves. Stay with us as we explore them!


The cushion cut is also known as pillow cut because when you will carefully see the shape of the gemstone, it resembles a cushion or pillow shape from the outline. The shape has sloping, large facets, rounded edges and definitely a square shape. This beautiful cut is ideal for people who are not a big fan of pointy and sharp edges.

Do you know cushion cuts are amongst the oldest diamond cuts? The pillow cut is the best choice for people who love vintage inspired wedding rings.

Cushion cut formerly referred to as the old mine cut. Cushion cuts are of various categories like Opulent Cushion, Cushion Halo and Vintage Inspired.


Princess cuts are also known as square modified brilliance and are the most loved for their sparkle. Princess Cuts have the ability to hide flaws and inclusions. Princess cut wedding rings are usually square in shape although some are also rectangular too. The princess cut features an inverted pyramid at the bottom half of the gemstones. Princess cuts are known for sharp, pointy edges which can reflect boast up to 76 facets to refract and reflect light.

Princess cut is not only famous for rings but it’s a wonderful option for other types of jewellery as well like necklaces, bracelets and earrings. This cut is estimated to be the second most popular cut for wedding rings.

Princess cut offers a look that’s absolutely timeless and classic. The cut is also less expensive than some other cuts available in the market.

Cushion Cut vs Princess Cut

Now as we now know about both the cuts in detail so let’s discuss the differences between both the cuts and which one should you go for.


As we know that cushion and princess cuts are square in shape, but don’t worry you can spot the difference between both the cuts if you look at them carefully. Princess cut gemstones look geometric and have sharp and angular lines. But if we see the cushion cut gemstones then it exhibits rounded edges which means that it’s not sharp. The cushion cut has a romantic vibe attached to it. On the other hand princess cut has a glamorous look.


When we select which cut to go for, brilliance and fire play a very important role. As princess cut has numerous little facets that’s why it looks more sparky and brilliant compared to a cushion cut. As cushion cuts have larger facets that’s why it shows better fire dispersion properties.


Another important aspect while choosing your perfect cut settings plays an important role. Most settings work with princesses like channel setting, bezel setting, classic prong setting etc. As we know that cushion cuts are less brilliant, the classic four prong settings allow more light to pass through it.

Some key points to take care of while deciding on your favourite cut:



It usually comprises of 58 facets.

It comprises of either 55 or 144 facets.

It comprises of rounded corners.

It has pointed and sharp corners.

It attracts the light.

It dispels the light.

Inclusions are more visible in this cut.

Inclusions are less visible under this cut.

It's popular as a centre stone in halo settings

It's popular as a small side stone in solitaire setting


Now you know everything about princess cut and cushion cut, so do tell us which one you prefer in the comments.

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